Industrial conveyor moves different items and materials
The term “conveyor” describes special automated tracks that move bulk material or discrete products from one area to another, a piece of industrial equipment that literally plays a role of a backbone in a myriad of material-handling applications.
During the manufacture, just about any product made of metal, food, cosmetics, medical supplies, plastics, or boxes, moves on a conveyor, so it is probably not really a surprise that they come in all shapes and sizes, from belt widths of less than two inches (used for moving extremely small parts), to several feet wide devices for transferring bulk substances. Being so useful and applicable to various purposes, the conveyors have become an integral component in most of the automated facilities and applications.
To select right conveyor solutions for your needs, you should first answer a few questions about their application, like for example what types of product will they be moving. The devices meant for material handling of bulk are more rugged than the ones for moving discrete product. On the other hand, the latter often requires conveyors that can advance product with more precision.
Secondly, you should establish the way the surrounding equipment will be interacting with the product riding on the conveyor, and therefore choose the kind that includes material-handling uses and serves as an artery to transport bulk or discrete product in a steady stream (with little interaction along the way), the type that acts as a bridge taking the product from one location or machine to another, the conveyor that takes materials into or out of machines or stations, or the one that runs right through machinery, without a break. As the first two generally prioritize ruggedness or throughput, the last two need positioning and (in many cases) some customisation to steady the product, while machines perform work on the product pieces.
But this is not yet the end of your concerns. If you really want to choose well, you should also gather information about the maximum weight of the moved product, the needed speed of operation, its possible inclines, declines or curves, possible presence of moisture, special sanitary requirements and so on.
Industrial conveyor systems
Conveyor systems can be manual or automated, the second of which are, as you can probably guess, in many ways more practical. They are, not only suitable for palletizing almost all of the products in the market, but also perfect for automotive, food processing, computer, agricultural, electronic, chemical, pharmaceutical, packaging, bottling, canning industries and many others. You can find them all over the globe, in most warehouses, supermarkets, airports, or wherever there is a need of transporting items from one place to another, or moving some bulky and heavy materials that would be hard to move manually. Automated conveyor systems can be used to move food (vegetables, fruit, grains, beans, nuts, meat etc.), different components, bottles and cans, scrap metal, paper, wood, furniture, toys and even pills and powder.
Like any other system, the conveyor system must function properly. If it, by any chance, breaks down, there could be consequences for an entire industry that mostly depends on its effective move of product. To minimize these kind of risks that could occur due to some technical issues, you should firstly make sure to buy a high-quality product. Our company offers a wide choice of different industrial conveyor systems and solutions, such as industrial conveyor belt systems and mini conveyor system. As a leading manufacturer in that field, we are aware of our clients specific needs and requests, which are the main reason for designing not only standard, but also tailor made conveyor system solutions that ensure time and cost optimized process for all our customers. We devote a lot of energy and time to the area of development and improvement, regularly check our customer’s feedback and try to meet all their needs and demands. Our conveyor systems are very flexible and contain user-friendly interfaces. They are powered by electricity, energy efficient, made from only high quality materials and built in parts that make them extremely long lasting and ready to comply with the highest quality and hygiene standards.
If you want your conveyor system to function smoothly, we recommend regular inspections of all its systems, motors and reducers (making sure that they are well adjusted), to regularly check if there is enough lubrication (in order to reduce friction), if the chain is tightened (not surging or jamming), and be on the lookout for some contamination with alkaline fluids, paint, acid, powder, glass, steel or other materials, with other words, to keep the production line clean. If you want to avoid long system failures, you should always keep all the key parts in stock, for the case of worst scenarios, and even more importantly, make sure that your workers receive a proper training. In case of any troubles, we are always here to help, offering all our support and services.