Aluminium Conveyors - M Series Click on photo to go to technical page


Aluminium conveyors are based on an anodized aluminium beam fitted with low friction slide rail which precisely guides the flexible MODU plastic chain. Tight radius wheel bends and larger radius plain bends mean products, large and small can be carried around both horizontal and vertical bends.б═ Bends start at 150mm radius with bend angles of 30б╟, 45б╟, 90б╟ and 180б╟. Attachments are added to the chain enabling products to be carried up inclines or gripped and lifted vertically. Guide rails on the sides of the conveyor make sure that the products stay on track.

FS 45mm wide MS 65mm wide MM85mm wide
MP 35mm wide MS 65mm wide MM 85mm wide ML 145mm wide
MX 225mm wide MT 320mm wide

MR 480mm wide

MX 225mm wide MT 315mm wide MR 438mm wide MF 585mm wide

Some of our modular options are shown below

Chain top options Refer to catalogue for more information


Drive Units & Idler Ends

There are various types of drive units that are available to move the conveyor chain as mentioned below:

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Standard Drive Unit
Suspended Drive Unit
Combined Drive Unit
Idler End

Standard Drive Units - pull the chain from one end of the conveyor. The chain returns on the bottom of the conveyor beam, passing through an idler end at the other end.

Suspended Drive Units - The motor is positioned below the drive. This kind of drive is applicable when the conveyors are placed side by side, or when feeding into a machine.

Combined Drive Units - are those that have a drive unit and an idler end together in one unit. This is used in areas where transfer from drive unit of one conveyor to another of the same size is required. The transfer area is provided with steel plate, gravity transfer rollers or powered transfer rollers depending on product type and length.

Idler End - use to change the direction of the chain with minimum amount of friction. It is positioned at one end of the conveyor. б═

Intermediate Drive Units - are located at an intermediate point of the conveyor, having an idler end at both ends of the conveyor.

Catenary Drive Units - are used in applications where chain running on the bottom track is either not desired or not possible. e.g.: closed loop conveyor.


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Horizontal Wheel Bend
Horizontal Plain Bend
Vertical Bend
Horizontal Wheel Bend - The bend force is taken by the free running wheel of a horizontal wheel bend. The smallest radius and the lowest friction is also achieved.
Horizontal Plain Bend - For a larger radius a horizontal plain bend is used.
Vertical Bend - To achieve a change of direction vertically for inclines and declines.



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Type 2
Type 3
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Type 4
Type 5
Type 6


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Type 1 Single leg stand
Type 2 Twin leg stand
Type 3 Hanging support


MODU Systems Europe Limited
Unit 9 The Christy Estate,
Ivy Road, Aldershot,
Hampshire GU12 4TX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1252 369818