|Variable Speed Gelcoat Conveyor/Tunnel (VSGT)|
Leaning into a gelcoat tunnel to either pull or shove a heavy mold down the line will become a “task from the past” with our Variable Speed Gelcoat Tunnel (VSGT). The Gruber Variable Speed Gelcoat Tunnel Conveyor Tunnel (VSGT) provides precise and automatic movement of molds through the gelcoat curing process. By automatically moving the molds through the tunnel, labor associated with mold moving can be reduced and precise gelcoat cure times can be obtained.
Manufacturers can choose speeds from 6” per minute to 10’ per minute, with the appropriate speed determined by the temperature setting and ambient plant conditions. Since even the heaviest molds move automatically through the tunnel, you don’t need to expend your employees (or their backs) to physically shove the molds through to the other side. In addition, precise gelcoat times can be obtained once proper timing is established.
Once the molds have reached the end of the gelcoat tunnel, an alarm sounds, alerting an employee that the mold is ready for transfer to the casting area.
The VSGT system utilizes a special roller chain so that existing mold tracks need not be modified. The VSGT can be used in new installations or can be added to an existing gelcoat tunnel by replacing the conveyors in the tunnel. The unit is available in the customer’s choice of three conveyor systems: a double wide, dual drive conveyor with separate speed controls for each conveyor; a double wide, single drive conveyor which drives both lines of conveyor simultaneously; and a single drive conveyor for small tunnel applications.
The VSGT can further offer manufacturers peace of mind with their manufacturing schedules as well as workers’ compensation worries.
Above (from left to right) - Complete Tunnel, Tunnel without conveyor, and Gelcoat Tunnel Addition (no conveyor shown).
Variable Speed Gelcoat Curing Tunnel
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