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The Low Down on Conveyor Systems

Conveyor Systems Seattle

Conveyor Systems are designed to move materials & products through a pre-determined route within manufacturing and distribution facilities to help streamline processes. Types include horizontal, incline/decline and vertical, with materials resting atop rollers or a belt, depending on the type of conveyor, and traveling along a fixed path with specific points for loading and discharge.

Conveyors enable large amounts of material and product to be moved quickly through a process line and/or facility, which results in reduced labor costs and increased volume of product being processed at any given time. Depending on the type of conveyor, cases, totes and pallet loads can all be moved along conveyor lines that feed into or out of trailers, to and from storage systems, picking areas, packaging and shipping areas. Depending on the complexity of the conveyor system, all processes from start to finish can be accommodated with customized conveyor systems.

Applications

  • Transportation – moves pallets, cases and/or containers throughout a facility for various stages of processing, storage and shipment.
  • Assembly Lines – moves products and materials through production processes.
  • Staging – accumulates and holds products and materials for further processing and/or packaging.
  • Order Picking – moves ordered products from their storage places to picking areas, and when completed to shipping area for distribution.
  • Warehousing – moves products from receiving area to storage area.

 

Benefits

  • Improved Process Flow – conveyor systems are used to speed up and improve assembly or manufacturing processes.
  • Reduced Labor – conveyors facilitate the internal movement of pallets, cases or containers throughout processes in a facility, greatly reducing the labor involved to do so.
  • Improved Ergonomics – because the conveyors are doing the work of moving the goods instead of the operators, it greatly reduces the chance of injury from pulling and pushing the goods that would otherwise occur.
  • Increased Safety – goods loaded on a conveyor move along a fixed path which eliminates the chance of forklift or pallet jack collisions that can occur with manual movement of the goods.

Types

  • Gravity Conveyor – is the simplest kind of conveyor which features an incline and the use of gravity and/or a person to push the load along the conveyor surface.
    • Chute Conveyor
    • Gravity Roller Conveyor
    • Gravity Wheel Conveyor
  • Powered Conveyor – these conveyor systems are driven by either an electric or pneumatic powered system by motors and drives.
    • Accumulation Conveyor
    • Belt Conveyor
    • Chain Conveyor
    • Live Roller Conveyor
    • Platform Conveyor
    • Slat Conveyor
    • Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC)

If you think that a conveyor system might be a solution for you, the first step is to find an experienced Material Handling export that specializes in Data Driven Systems Design and Engineering, like DACO, who can guide you each step of the way in designing the perfect conveyor system for your specific needs.

 

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