Conveyor Systems – The Importance of the Right One for Your Operation

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Conveyor Systems

Conveyor systems are undoubtedly the unsung heroes of any manufacturing, distributing or warehouse facility. That is because they are designed to help expedite your handling of products and materials from one point and deliver them to another point. You may commonly see these systems in operations such as mining, automotive, electronics, aerospace, agricultural, food processing, bottling and canning, pharmaceutical, chemical, and packaging.

These conveyor systems help expedite the process, increase operational efficiency and enhance the productivity of the job at hand. Conveyors installed at industrial settings are designed to be more heavy-duty – which means they can bear the weight of extremely heavy components, tools, materials, etc. Moreover, they can also withstand heavy workloads. The absence of this technology in an industrial setting could really increase costs and total time of completion, reducing your productivity.

Different Conveyor Systems Available

There are many conveyor systems you can select from and each option is designed to suit different industrial operations. They come in different shapes and functionalities. Mentioned below are the most common types that are in use:

  • Belt Conveyor – is commonly used in applications that involve elevations changes or incline/declines which include package, small part and raw material handling. You would commonly find them at the check-out line in grocery stores.

  • Live Roller Conveyor – is commonly used in general transportation and package handling applications where product accumulation is not required. It is ideal for light to medium weight product and material loads.

  • Minimum Pressure Conveyor – is commonly used in conjunction with short sections of accumulation conveyor for general transportation of light to medium weight products and materials as well as packaging handling.

  • Zero Pressure Conveyor – is commonly used in applications that deal with a wide range of product and material widths and weight such as distribution centers, and picking & palletizing areas in conjunction with high throughput systems.

  • Gravity Conveyor – is a non-powered type of conveyor system and is commonly used in package sorting, assembly and truck off-loading applications. It is the least expensive type of conveyor, but because it is not power operated, it lacks the product control that other types of conveyor systems offer.

  • Pallet Conveyor – is commonly used for applications that deal with very heavy loads, special pallet configurations, and extreme high / low temperature situations.

Advantages of Conveyors

One of the most common and undeniable advantage of a conveyor belt system is the fact it can substantially reduce manual labor and enhance the overall operational efficiency of your facility. However, there are plenty of other important benefits you should keep in mind too:

  • Elevation in Material Transportation – A conveyor belt system can help transport goods and materials in both an upward and downward angles, saving time and effort.

  • Non-Stop Operation – Conveyors are designed to function non-stop. This means you can easily load and unload different components at different conveyor belt locations at any given time.

  • They Move in Two Directions – This is a useful benefit, especially in a manufacturing facility where different materials or components have to be moved simultaneously and at both directions.

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