Replacement Ropes and Disks for Aeromechanical Conveyors

January 2, 2017

Aeromechanical conveyors, such as the Powderflight line made by UniTrak Powderflight, operate on a simple principle. Within a steel tube, a wire rope with evenly spaced discs travels at high speed, running in sprockets at each end of the conveyor. As material is fed in, the air stream aerates or fluidizes it and carries it to the outlet, where it is discharged by centrifugal force. Aermomechanical conveyors are a good equipment choice for those seeking to transfer powders, granules, pellets, or flakes.

Occasionally, the rope and disc assembly within an aeromechanical conveyor will have to be replaced. This can be due to variety of reasons. Rope and disk assemblies may need to be replaced at intervals specified by the equipment manufacturer, or the rope or disks may break due to wear and tear or improper operation. For these reasons, it is important to follow manufacturers’ servicing recommendations and to carry our regular inspections of the rope and disc assembly.

Replacement Ropes and Disks for Aeromechanical Conveyors from UniTrak

At UniTrak, we provide replacement ropes and disks for aeromechanical conveyors that fit our Powderflight conveyors, as well as the models of other manufacturers. Our replacement ropes are available in over 35 different combinations of disc and cable assemblies, including the following cable and disk sizes:

  • Cables: 6 mm and 8 mm diameters, available in either galvanized carbon or stainless steel.
  • Polyurethane Disks: 64 mm, 78 mm, 86 mm, and 104 mm diameters

Ordering Replacement Ropes and Disks for Aeromechanical Conveyors from UniTrak

Ordering replacement ropes and disks for aeromechanical conveyors is fast and easy when you deal with UniTrak. Our Aeromechanical Rope Assembly Information Sheet details the information we require to process your order. Key information that we require to fill an order includes the following:

  • The make and model of your equipment.
  • The diameter of the rope or cable.
  • The material composition of the rope (galvanized carbon or stainless steel).
  • The diameter of the disk.
    o For conveyors with a 3 inch tube diameter, 64 mm diameter disks will be required
    o For conveyors with a 4 inch tube diameter, 78 mm or 86 mm diameter disks will be required
    o For conveyors with a 5 inch tube diameter, 104 mm diameter disks will be required
  • Number of pitches. Our staff can assist with this calculation if required, or you can refer to our Aeromechanical Rope Assembly Information Sheet for further details.

As with all replacement part orders, UniTrak fills and ships all orders promptly. If required, expedited emergency service is available upon request. If you require replacement ropes and disks for aeromechanical conveyors, please contact our sales team.

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