Category: Conveyor System
A conveyor system is a common piece of mechanical handling equipment that
moves materials from one location to another. Conveyors are especially useful in
applications involving the transportation of heavy or bulky materials. Conveyor
systems allow quick and efficient transportation for a wide variety of
materials, which make them very popular in the material handling and packaging
industries. Many kinds of conveying systems are available, and are used
according to the various needs of different industries.
Conveyor systems are used widespread across a range of industries due to the
numerous benefits they provide.
- Conveyors are able to safely transport materials from one level to
another, which when done by human labour would be strenuous and expensive.
- They can be installed almost anywhere, and are much safer than using a
forklift or other machine to move materials.
- They can move loads of all shapes, sizes and weights. Also, many have
advanced safety features that help prevent accidents.
- There are a variety of options available for running conveying systems,
including the hydraulic, mechanical and fully automated systems, which are
equipped to fit individual needs.
Conveyor systems are commonly used in many industries, including the
automotive, agricultural, computer, electronic, food processing, aerospace,
pharmaceutical, chemical, bottling and canning, print finishing and packaging.
Although a wide variety of materials can be conveyed, some of the most common
include food items such as beans and nuts, bottles and cans, automotive
components, scrap metal, pills and powders, wood and furniture and grain and
animal feed. Many factors are important in the accurate selection of a conveyor
system. It is important to know how the conveyor system will be used beforehand.
Some individual areas that are helpful to consider are the required conveyor
operations, such as transportation, accumulation and sorting, the material
sizes, weights and shapes and where the loading and pickup points need to be.