Queue conveyor, Series III


The Model 571 Queue Conveyor is simple and robust by design and is used widely within Baggage Handling, Screening and Sorting sytems. Applications include:
  • Simple transportation conveyor.
  • Buffer accumulation of baggage.
  • Baggage separation or singulation.
  • Junction Control.
  • Manual coding.
  • Automatic code/tag reading.
  • Syncronisation for sorter induction.

Although the conveyor has been designed specifically with the handling of airport baggage in mind, it is also well suited to handling of other products, such as parcel handling, mail order, unit loads etc. The Model 571 queue conveyor is of a modular design enabling the unit to be supplied at variable lengths, and incline / decline angles. It is also sufficiently flexible to accommodate variations in sidewall height, belt width, belt type etc. When used in conjunction with the Model 571 Belt Conveyor, the two products provide an effective solution to the requirements of a modern airport baggage handling application.


  • Choice of drive arrangements-
  • Underslung helical with HTD belt.
  • Shaftmount Helical bevel head drive
  • Shaftmount Helical bevel centre drive
  • Two Pulley Configuration
  • Range of Drive Sizes 0.55 to 2.2 kw
  • Designed for High Stop / Start Applications
  • Horizontal gearbox, even on incline convs
  • Short Faced End Pulleys
  • Fully welded unlagged pulleys
  • External Bearings on Pulleys, with recesses for access with puller
  • High Bearing Life
  • One bearing size/type
  • Head and Tail Snubber Roller
  • Reinforced bed plates
  • Fire Retardent Belting to ISO 340
  • Quite Running During Operation
  • 20 min full conveyor strip down
  • Modular Design

Application Benefits

  • SEW as standard, others available as non-standard
  • Logan Teleflex standard, good speed flexibility and shock absorbance
  • Alternative solution, Ease of maintenance
  • Used when maintenance access is severely restricted
  • Reduces conveyor inertia, improves motor / gearbox life
  • Drive pack selected to suit conveyor application, speed, product loading etc.
  • Typically 40 stop/starts per min. Can be used extensivly throughout any BHS
  • Improved lubrication, oil fill consistent on all boxes
  • Eliminates trap points by the use of dummy pulleys
  • Zero maintenance
  • Maintenance friendly, bearing replaced without need to remove pulley.
  • Conveyor designed normally to L10 50,000 hour bearing life
  • Reduced spares holding, and ease of maintenance
  • Eliminates tracking problems with short conveyors
  • Increases load capacity of conveyor
  • Reduces the spread of fire.
  • Noise level typically around 70 dBa. Speed and location dependant.
  • Excellent Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
  • Facilitates installation and subsequent modifications and system extensions.


Design Options


Conveyor Speed

Belt Width

Sidewall Height

Belt Type

Belt Joint


Material Finish

Standard Variations

From 1.2 m to 3.45 m

0.5, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0 or 1.2 m/s

1000 mm or 1200 mm

Zero, 50 mm, 450 mm or 500 mm

Smooth top, rough top, low friction or diamond pattern

Clipper type or vulcanised endless

Sheet steel or pierced mesh, fixed or hinged

Painted mild steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel.

Additional Design Options

Cranked Slider Beds

Belt Return Roller Long Units

Extra Take-Up unit

Alternative Geared Motor Manufacturer

Alternative Belt Manufacturer

Stainless Steel Cladding

Either Floor or Ceiling Mounted

Belt Movement Sensor

Handsafe PEC s

Raised Nip Guards

Debris Trays

General Description

Bed Sections
The fabrication is press formed in 2.5 mm painted mild steel, galvanised or stainless steel depending upon application and comprises a formed bed plate bolted between two flanged side frames. Rolled steel angle cross members provide a tie between the side frames, and the bed plate is reinforced by stiffeners across the width of the conveyor. Model 571 Queue Conveyors are normally fully assembled in our works.

Drive Configurations
As standard, the drive is imparted to the head pulley via a helical geared motor. Final drive to the pulley is via a heavy duty timing belt. The drive components are totally enclosed within a sheet steel guard. As an alternative, a helical bevel gearbox can be shaftmounted direct onto the head pulley, or to an additional

Standard drive arrangement:

centre pulley in those cases where access to the conveyor head end is limited. The motor gearbox is normally supplied with an integral brake and for rapid stop/start applications the brake is separately and directly excited.

Both the head, tail and optional central drive pulleys are of a fully welded construction and are machine turned for concentricity. Nominal 127 mm diameter. All pulleys are mounted between external bearings which can be suitably adjusted to align the pulley and provide easy access for routine maintenance. Snubber Rollers with less than 45o of belt wrap are fitted with internal sealed for life bearings.

Alternative drive possibilities:

Queue conveyor, Series III

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