Haith supply new Brick Rumbling System for the Brick Business Haith supply new Brick Rumbling System for the Brick Business Haith supply new Brick Rumbling System for the Brick Business Haith supply new Brick Rumbling System for the Brick Business
 

Haith supply new Brick Rumbling System for the Brick Business

24th May 2004


Material Handling Specialists Haith Industrial of Worksop has recently completed the installation of an semi-automated brick rumbling system for The Brick Business at their Smokey Jack Brickworks at Ockley, Nr.Dorking, Surrey.

The project involved the design, build and installation of the part-automated system of conveying, rumbling and sorting of bricks fed directly from the tracked kiln cars through the process and then returning to the original packing system.

Housed in two buildings the system is customised to specific requirements and provides a continuous flow operating at 6-8000 bricks per/hr from the feed hopper to the packing system.

The bricks are fed directly into a feed hopper; input is either from automated crane unloading/loading which provides bricks directly from the kiln cars, or alternatively access through a removable side on the hopper via fork lift truck from the stockyard.

Bricks are then fed from the hopper onto an inclined 750mm wide conveyor which travels out of the hopper building, under a covered section and delivers the bricks into a 1200 mm dia Haith brick rumbler; this is fitted with intermittent water sprays at the infeed and outfeed for effective dust control.

Bricks exiting out of the rumbler enter an acoustic enclosure by travelling up a short inclined belt conveyor which oscillates across the the 3.0 metre long 12 lane vibrating feeder-sorting table which aligns the bricks into channels. The aligned bricks leave the vibrating table via a slotted entrance gate onto a 4.0 metre long automatic 12 lane inspection conveyor.

This has two integral specifically positioned waste chutes for hand removal and disposal of damaged reject bricks which are taken out of the building by a waste conveyor.

Situated at the end of the 12 lane inspection table is a pneumatically operated gathering frame and slat conveyor that collates and transfers 4 bricks deep by 12 wide, at the end of this slat conveyor is a second collation and push-off station where bricks are split into 8 x 4 which is the accumulation requirement for the existing packing station. The collation is pushed from the push-off station and delivered to a 600mm wide x 36.5 metres long transfer conveyor which carries the bricks out of the building through a a covered section and into the adjacent building terminating alongside the feed hopper into two secondary pushers taking collation of 8 x 4 bricks to then feed into the existing packing lines.