FMC Technologies' conveyor equipment and systems have set the standard of excellence and an effective way to move high volumes of materials with the assurance of long service and little, if any, maintenance. FMC Technologies' belt trippers are designed for continuous operation and were specifically developed to discharge the material from the belt at one or more points, or along the length of the conveyor.
There are three basic designs of belt trippers that FMC Technologies can offer material handling systems. Each tripper can be a single discharge, a double discharge or a combination of either of the two with the added ability of feeding over the tripper head back to the belt through a diverter gate arrangement.
FMC Technologies belt trippers are efficiently used to distribute the conveyed material along the main conveyor.
Motor Propelled Tripper
The motor propelled tripper is used where continuous and uniform distribution of material along the conveyor is required or where the tripper is to be moved or reversed frequently. Propelled by an independent electric motor, it can be automatically reversed at each end of its travel by limit switches carried on the tripper and actuated by stops placed where desired along the runway. Push buttons are provided for manual control to permit continued discharge at any desired location. The tripper can be moved when the conveyor belt is moving or stationary.
Cable Propelled Tripper
The cable propelled tripper is for installations where powering a propelled tripper is required, but where electrical conductors or trolley wires needed for the motor propelled tripper are undesirable. Movement of the tripper, either for automatic reversing or for movement to specific locations, is obtained by a single wire rope suitably reeved through the tripper and a stationary sheave, and driven by a winding machine. The single wire rope drive assures tripper alignment throughout the travel distance.