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Electromagnetic Bin Vibrators

Tekforce bin vibrators and Syntron electromagnetic bin vibrator units offer a means of maintaining the flow of bulk materials from bins, hoppers and chutes for just about any industry.

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Conveyor Companies

One of the leading conveyor companies in Australia, Tekforce engineering provide a range of services supporting conveyor equipment and installation.

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Vibrating Feeder

Tekforce offer a comprehensive range of Syntron (R) vibrating feeders for both heavy-duty and light industry applications.

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Chain Conveyors

Tekforce Engineering are recognized manufacturers of chain conveyors and provide a specialised service providing you with the type of chain conveyor to suit your individual needs.

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Conveyors - Tekforce Engineering Materials Handling Systems

Tekforce Engineering specialise in the design, manufacture and integration of conveyors, belt, roller and chain systems. Located in Melbourne, Australia we service a worldwide market.

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Conveyor Enquiries - International

If you are wanting to contact Tekforce Engineering and are outside of Australia, please use the conveyor enquiries form below.

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About Us - Tekforce Engineering

Find out more about Tekforce Engineering, Conveyor Specialists, located in Melbourne, Australia.

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Contact Us- Tekforce Conveyor Systems

Please contact us at Tekforce Engineering with your conveyor enquiries.

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Pallet Conveyors

Tekforce specialise in pallet conveyors and their ancillaries to provide a complete system with installation and field support.

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Conveyor Engineering

Tekforce capabilities incorporate a team of professional engineers and technical advisers to meet any conveyor engineering services your business requires.

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Conveyor Systems Manufacturers

Tekforce are quality conveyor systems manufacturers, providing solutions for materials handling applications. We are located in Melbourne, Australia.

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Belt Conveyor

Tekforce belt conveyor systems, your choice when reliability and value are of prime importance.

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Conveyor Manufacturers

Tekforce Engineering are specialty conveyor manufacturers providing an array of conveyor solutions within multiple industries.

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Belt Conveyor Drive Roller Lagging

Conveyor lagging is an important attribute when designing drive rollers for bulk materials or carton/production conveyors.

Lagging is primarily used/bonded to the primary drive roller to provide traction to the conveyor belt/compounds and reduce belt slippage.

Belt slippage can occur on conveyors that operate at high speeds, have high-speed start cycles, or when driving heavy loads.

Low speed / light duty conveyor rollers are typically designed with cold bonded neoprene, which are an economical option.

Cold bonded laggings are also typically used on heavy-duty bulk conveyors although it is important that soft/slow starts are incorporated into the start-up cycle.

High speed, high torque, and high performance conveyor rollers are typically designed with ‘cast and ground’ neoprene / polyethylene membranes which have greater durability under load.

Cast and ground lagging is the more expensive option although is critical in certain applications such as pulp & paper or printing sectors.

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Roller conveyors – Pre owned systems

Savings are possible when incorporating pre owned roller, chain and belt conveyors into a distribution or production facility.

The initial capital investment for a pre-owned materials handling system will provide substantial savings and fast return of investment, compared to a new conveyor integration.

When procuring a new integration there is internal costs associated relating to sales team, engineering, business overhead and profit margin.

By introducing pre-used conveyors most of the internal cost is diminished and only a small engineering factor for layout re-design plus installation cost.

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Belt Conveyor reliability – Warehousing & Logistic systems

Belt conveyors with fixed mounted torque arm gear-motor drives are the recommended design compared to chain drive and sprocket models, which can be unreliable.

Chain and sprocket driven arrangements require periodic maintenance and lubrication.

Torque arm drives are reliable, they have near-zero wearing components and only require minimal maintenance.

Overall, torque arm mounted drive units promote reliability, maximise production uptime, and minimise subsequent costs compared to chain versions.

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24-Volt Roller Conveyor

24-Volt power driven roller conveyors are quickly becoming the preferred solution when integrating materials handling systems in distribution centres.

Previously 24 volt system have been cost-prohibitive compared to alternate less efficient roller conveyors such as ‘Lineshaft’ friction drive versions.

In recent years 24-volt roller conveyors have seen new suppliers enter the market offering cost effective alternatives, compared to the exorbitant units which were/are previously available.

Compared to lineshaft and chain driven conveyors the 24volt units are quickly becoming more affordable.

24-volt systems provide several benefits compared to the lineshaft models, some being:• Full line carton accumulation • Carton zoning control• Variable speed control• Power saving features• Quiet operation• Near zero maintenance requirements• Simple installation

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Conveyor belt tracking – Distribution & Warehousing systems

Belts which are used for conveying loose cartons or tote boxes on occasions can be difficult to track.

Misaligned belts can be costly to repair or replace.

Belts which are side loaded rather than end loaded can result in tracking issues, especially on longer conveyor lengths.

Belts which have been misaligned for extended periods can subsequently result in fraying, premature wear and tear, and will eventually damage the integrity of the fabric/carcass.

On occasions, belts which have been misaligned or side loaded for extended periods can become non-trackable and may need complete replacement to rectify the fault.

Periodic tracking is recommended to minimise belt damage, including the removal of entrapped debris on the conveyor rollers and running surface.

Short length manufactured conveyors less than 1500mm long can be difficult to track unless correct design principles have be maintained.

Reversible conveyor belts can be difficult to track unless all components have been aligned parallel and rollers crowned.

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Bucket Elevators – FMC Type 8 - Continuous Discharge

Link-Belt Type 8 elevators are an alternate to the standard type 7 continuous discharge design.

The head shaft is adjustable and the foot shaft is fixed.

Type 8 bucket elevators are used for the handling of fine or crushed materials with lumps not exceeding 13mm.

With the addition of a loading leg and a correspondingly higher inlet spout, this type elevator can also be used for handling lumps up to 115mm.

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Bucket Elevators – FMC Type 7 - Continuous Discharge

Link-Belt Type 7 elevators are the most frequently used model of the continuous discharge design.

The head shafts are fixed, with foot shaft take-ups being internal gravity type.

Buckets are steel and spaced continuously on a strand of chain.

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Bucket Elevators – FMC Continuous Discharge Design

Link-belt continuous discharge designed elevators have the buckets mounted continuously that travel at a much lower speed.

Bucket elevators of this design handle a variety of materials from fines to large lumps.

Materials that are difficult to pick in the casing boot section or friable are normally handled in this type elevator.

The buckets are fed directly from a loading leg or chute and are emptied by gravity at the discharge point.

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Bucket Elevators – FMC Type 1 - Centrifugal Discharge

Link-Belt Type 1 - bucket elevators meet the service requirements of the majority of installations using centrifugal discharge elevators.

The head shafts are fixed, with the foot shaft take-up being internal gravity type.

Buckets are designed for use on either chain or belt.

For most applications, chain is recommended, however, belting is used when handling materials that must not be contaminated or for materials that are extremely abrasive and corrosive.

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Bucket Elevators – Link-Belt Centrifugal Discharge Design

FMC Bucket elevators are available in two basic designs, and selection depends primarily on the material to be handled.

The Centrifugal Discharge design has spaced buckets that travel at a relatively high speed.

It is a medium capacity unit, capable of handling materials with small-to-medium size lumps.

The buckets dig the material from the casing boot section and discharge it by centrifugal force.

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Dockless Loader Conveyors – Labour Savings

Dockless loader conveyors are a versatile mobile conveying system for moving loose cartons from shipping containers or trucks on flat floor areas.

Warehouses, freight facilities and load stations which do not have raised docks or hydraulic lift tables for gaining access to end loaded trucks and containers can be problematic.

Dockless loaders provide an efficient and safe way to unload containers within these work areas.

The units are designed to reduce manual handling and provide rapid load/unload compared to moving loose cartons manually.

For logistical operations that are labour intensive or time-sensitive to container penalty charges, the dockless loader is the answer.

Rapid return of investment is achieved when handling in excess of two or more containers per week.

The dockless loader provides the solution for accessing raised height container platforms via means of a self leveling conveyor.

Each conveyor can be easily maneuvered to the work-area via caster wheels and utilise a 240 volt power supply.

They are equipped with a belt conveyor which is easily adjustable and raises to the desired dock height by a push button control.

Additional to the belt conveyor the system is equipped with a flexible gravity or powered roller / wheel conveyor which extends into the container or truck.

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Conveyor Electrical Repairs - Carbon Footprint Reductions

Conveyor electrical repairs and installation are available in the Melbourne region for warehousing, distribution and industrial applications.

Conveyor repairs, maintenance, breakdowns, industrial wiring, PLC programming and general lighting and electrical are all supported.

Prompt service, quotations and support is available to meet individual needs.

Green energy solutions, power saving devices and motor energy reduction advice is available to reduce the carbon footprint.

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Conveyor Servicing - Distribution & Warehousing

Conveyor servicing, installations, repairs and OH&S advice is supported in the Melbourne, provincial and Australian region.

Distribution and warehousing conveyors which operate at maximum up-time would benefit from a prescribed maintenance program.

Periodic conveyor servicing is a cost-effective approach for maintaining materials handling equipment, rather than waiting for the system to fail without notice.

Monthly, quarterly or annual conveyor service programs are available at minimal investment and provide long-term savings when comparing against production stoppages.

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Roller Conveyor - Warehousing Logistics

Tekforce Engineering manufacture roller conveyor systems to suit light or heavy-duty applications.

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Extendable Conveyors

In retail and distribution facilities, extendable conveyors provide flexible solutions for quick loading and unloading of loose packages.

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Dockless Conveyors

Dockless conveyors save time when loading and unloading loose cartons. They are portable and easy to operate and maneuver.

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Conveyor Services

Conveyor services, parts and conveyor-maintenance programs form an integral part of the Tekforce range of products and services.

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Conveyor Idler Roll Surface Profile Parameters - Definition of Terms

The specified dynamic idler roll surface profile parameters are defined as follows:

Total Indicated Runout - The Total Indicated Runout (TIR) is the peak to peak variation in roll eccentricity and out of round, measured in micrometers.

Maximum Indicated Slope - The Maximum Indicated Slope (MIS) is defined as the maximum indicated runout per 6° of idler roll rotation. Note that manual measurements of the MIS may be conducted using a similar test rig to that traditionally used to measure the TIR.

The indicated runout displacements shall be determined from continuous measurement around the idler roll circumference at three locations along the roll.

The largest difference in the indicated runout for any 6° of idler roll rotation yields the MIS measured in micrometers at each location.

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Electromagnetic Vibratory Feeder Advantages - Bulk Materials

Electromagnetic feeders have always been the best for the job when comparing with Electromechanical feeders.

Whether it’s moving light materials such as grains or harsh materials as in coal and iron ore, electromagnetic models outperform in many ways.

Improved feed rates, precise feed control, greater head load, quieter operation and reliable service, are but a few of these benefits.

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Conveyor maintenance and repairs

Whether it is a Tekforce manufactured conveyor system or alternate materials handling system, we can provide a helpful solution to support a range of field services such as conveyor installations, conveyor maintenance programs, commissioning and project management.

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Materials Handling Company - Equipment

Materials Handling Equipment and Forklift attachments are amongst a range of materials handling products available from Tekforce.

Materials handling equipment such as forklift attachments, container ramps, work platform cages, drum tippers and bulk bin tippers are part of the range available.

Each unit is built to Australian standards and units are supplied with load rating compliance plates.

Equipment is available ex-stock for standard items or built promptly for non standard units.

Shipping can be arranged nationally at economical rates.

For quality built equipment at cost-effective prices Tekforce is the one-stop-shop for your materials handling needs.

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Dewatering Vibrating Screen Feeders

Dewatering vibrating feeders allow the successful screening of saturated materials such as agglomerated EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) dust and gold to name a few, where the solids require separation from liquids.

Dewatering feeders incorporate an electromagnetic drive for precise screening or electromechanical models for coarser feed.

Dewatering feeders normally incorporate a fixed or removable screen manufactured typically from wedge wire or Poly screens available in a range of apertures dependent on the size of screening needed.

Typical screening feeders separate the loose materials on an upper screen and the liquids are dispersed into a lower trough or discharge hopper.

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Engenius Solutions - Kuka Robot Integration

Tekforce's affiliated partner, Engenius Solutions announce successful integration of Kuka Robot KR 100-PA and palletising conveyor system located at a well established dairy manufacturer based in Melbourne.

The robot cell, costing approximately $AU400,000 gave the customer a Return of Investment in approximately 18-months and was a timely inclusion for production increases.

The client is extremely please with the ROI and is considering duplicating a secondary robot cell to keep up with production growth.

Engenius commissioned Tekforce to design and manufacture the sanitary grade twin chain palletising conveyors for integration into the cell.

The stainless steel palletising system was designed as a low maintenance system and has been operating successfully since being commissioned.

Tekforce are pleased to be affiliated with Engenius Solutions who specialise in Industrial Automation and Robotics.

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Second Hand Belt Conveyors

Pre-owned conveyors are available from Tekforce at economical prices compared to procuring new conveyors.

Currently in stock are 600mm wide belt conveyors suitable for distribution facilities and commercial applications for use with cartons or tote boxes.

All conveyors are in very good condition and are suitable for ground level applications approximately 800mm tall and also suitable for a mezzanine raised floor approximately 3000mm high for inclining or declining.

Additionally to supply, Tekforce can arrange for conveyor integration, installation and fabrication services.

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Recycling Conveyors – Apron and Belt Versions

Recycling conveyors are usually associated with conveying difficult materials especially when operating within Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) plants.

Conveyors operating in MSW environments or pulp and paper plants are subject to premature wear and tear on the components and mechanical failure if incorrectly designed.

The skirting and sealing arrangements should be of integral design, robust and capable of deflecting the waste materials away from the conveyor internals.

Apron conveyors provide a greater level of reliability compared to flexible belt conveyors and are capable of withstanding extreme operating conditions.

Steel flighted apron conveyors are capable of transfer heavy loads and high impact, although are generally more expensive than flexible belt versions.

Flexible belt conveyors are a cost effective solution for moving recycled materials although are usually subject to damaged or torn belting which can be an expensive component to replace.

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Skills Shortages / Metal Trades - Australian Demographic

For 25-years we have been warned that skills shortages in certain industries will become an issue for Australian workplaces, especially as our aging workforce retires.

For the same duration we have been promised federal and state funding to address skills shortages particularly in the manufacturing sector.

These so called funds have been too little too late and the problem stems further than just funding and grants. The issue is directly proportional to the diminished manufacturing sector as a beneficiary to low-grade imported goods swamping the market-place and manufacturing heading off shore.

More than ever these skills shortages are now rife, creating supply constraints specifically in mechanical trades in engineering fields such as Fitting and machining, toolmakers and steel workers.

We only need to contact the local TAFE colleges to confirm the lack of students entering into apprenticeships and limited applications when advertising for skilled trades people.

With the next mining boom underway, the lure of exorbitant salaries will attract the residual skilled trades away from suburbia with the inherent demand outstripping supply in the near-future.

Whether we are advocates or not, or until the government implement sustainable policies, skilled immigrants may be the only savior to supplement the specific skills shortage in Australia.

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Waste Recycling Conveyors - Refurbishments & Repairs

Waste recycling conveyors operate under demanding applications and require periodic service, repairs and refurbishments.

Many problems associated with recycling conveyors are related to the recycled materials and contaminants entering the internals of the conveyor which can cause blockages and premature wear to the chains, belts and components.

The best defence for maximising the longevity and production efficiency of recycling conveyors is to implement daily / weekly maintenance inspections and cleaning regimes.

In the event the conveyor system requires repairs, refurbishment or preventative maintenance, Tekforce can assist with on-site services or equipment refurbishments at the Thomastown Vic operations facility.

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Waste Recycling Conveyors - Repairs, Maintenance & Services

Tekforce provide a broad range of waste recycling conveyor services, including breakdown repairs and scheduled maintenance on belt conveyors, chain driven conveyors and apron flighted conveyor systems.

Additionally to conveyor repairs, Tekforce can assist with installations, fabrications, audit inspections and design services.

For all recycling, sortation, pulp and paper and bulk conveyor maintenance requirements, Tekforce can assist with installation, preventative maintenance programs and technical advice.

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Trough belt conveyors - De-Watering Plants

De-watering plants, pulp and paper, sludge and recycling materials with high moister content can be successfully transferred between process equipment by implementing trough belt conveyor systems.

Correctly designed trough conveyors are capable of withstanding high-moister, high-impact, sharps and harsh environments typically found within de-watering and recycling industries.

Belt conveyors can be manufactured from a range of mild and hot dipped galvanized surfaces or stainless steels.

Trough conveyors can be constructed by utilising belting on slider bed design or belt running on troughed conveyor idlers. The choice between each optioned is governed by the material and environmental conditions.

Belt width and the trough angle is determined by the material capacity and loading arrangement needed.

Options such as belt-skirting, belt-cleaners/scrapers, magnetic separators and drive-train selection can be custom designed.

Conveyors can be constructed in truss section or modular stringers to assist shipping and installation.

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Conveyor System Integration - Automotive Industry

Tekforce announce the successful integration of an automated chain and roller conveyor system for a leading automotive components manufacturer based in Victoria.

Tekforce were commissioned the EPCM for the design, manufacture and installation of the automated conveyor system.

The integration focused on safety aspects to reduce the manual handling risk and demarcation from mobile plant, for maneuvering steel stillages and heavy automotive components.

Additionally the system enables the work-cell to raise productivity and recoup capital investment in a timely period. Conceptual design is now underway for stage two of the plant upgrade.

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Second Hand Conveyors - Pitfalls

Second Hand Conveyors can seem a cost-effective way to procure plant equipment rather than investing in new chain, roller or belt conveyors.

Unless due-diligence is undertaken, the perceived bargain can often lead to a costly refurbishment if fundamental mechanical/electrical checks are not adopted.

Sometimes plant and machinery such as conveyor systems can have the maintenance budgets removed a long time before the equipment is de-commissioned, leaving the new owner with a fully depreciated and well worn investment.

Some basic pre-purchase checks would include:

Conveyor components, conveyor idlers and rollers should be checked for worn shafts, tubes and bearings for signs of fatigue.

Drive chains, chain wear strips and belting should be checked for excessive wear.

The power-train and gear-motor assembly should be appropriate for the conveyor capacity. Check that the duty, torque and output speed are suitable to the new work area.

Conveyor stringers and the frame integrity should be inspected for wear. Damaged, buckled or corroded frames can result in belt/chain misalignment, material spillage or safety issues.

Safety guarding and devices should be intact and operative. All pulleys, chains and rollers should have guarding applicable to Australian standards requirements AS 1755-2000.

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Conveyor Belt Alignment - Troubleshooting

Belt conveyors which are properly designed, constructed, erected, and maintained theoretically will consistently run true without concern for belt misalignment. However, in actuality, properly aligned belts are normally the exception rather than the rule.

Belt training troubleshooting guides are available on the web to assist you in your efforts to correct belt misalignment problems that invariably lead to premature failure of belting, idlers, and pulleys.

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Electromagnetic Screening Feeders - Bulk Materials

Electromagnetic vibrating screen feeders are suited for the sizing, separating, de-dusting and dewatering a wide range of products and materials.

Vibrating screening feeders are available with various screening sizes and apertures to suit a wide range of material lump sizes and compositions.

Feeders are designed for high frequency / low amplitude operation which optimizes the screening of finer materials and reduces degradation of the product.

Feeders are available with electronic controllers allowing the feeder to be controlled at the precise vibration amplitude to ensure efficient screening of the product.

Screen feeders are low maintenance as there are no moving parts, available in stainless steel decks and screens, full sanitary finishes available, low noise.

Base and suspension mounted units available, can be designed with covers, inlets and downspouts.

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