Cooling and Drying
When hot parts need cooling or wet parts need drying, you need an experienced partner. Titan ConveyorsTM can provide a solution. Typical applications are in foundry and forge operations where components at several thousand degrees Fahrenheit need to be conveyed carefully as they cool. Most cooling conveyors have drives that operate at a very slow speed and have variable control so the desired exit temperature can be met. Cooling fans are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and speeds for both single phase and three phase power supplies. Any imaginable structure can be made to house the fans, from very open to closed tunnels. An equally wide range of belts can be used depending on the application, from plastic mesh modular belts to high temperature alloy oven belts and stainless steel belts.
The most popular conveyor adapted for cooling and drying purposes is the Titan Model 124. The Titan Model 630 Hinged Steel Belt Conveyor and Model 696 Slat Conveyor are used often as well.
Challenge and Solution
A manufacturer of castings for the heavy equipment industry needed a cooling conveyor to handle castings weighing several hundred pounds each. An additional challenge was the requirement to cool the casting while also elevating them. Typical wire mesh belt conveyors cannot handle the load and the abuse during loading of the part onto the conveyor. A Titan model 696 slat conveyor was modified to include special heavy slats and a powerful vortex fan system. The project was successful and a second unit was ordered for their operation.
Typical Conveyors Used for Cooling and Drying Conveyors: