Conveyors are an important piece of equipment in the material handling industry.
What is a Conveyor?
Conveyor systems are an effective means for transporting all types of materials quickly and efficiently from one location to another. They are able to safely transport materials from one level to another while moving loads of all shapes, sizes and weights. They come in many different variations depending on the needs of different industries and have the flexibility to set up quickly and easily to save on assembly and installation time. A sorter is usually necessary when the speed of the operation is too fast for accuracy of the manual labor. If sorting is needed then an efficient sortation system can be incorporated into your material handling system that would automatically funnel product to another conveyor or channel for consolidation, put-away or other need.
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Gravity Conveyors move objects without motor power. There are many styles and options for efficient and low cost material handling and sortation. Skatewheel and roller conveyors are the most common.
Belt Conveyors transport product by means of a moving belt and come in slider bed or roller bed structures.
Power Roller Conveyor or live roller, are motorized rollers to move your inventory. Depending on the capacity required, the rollers can be powered by chains, belt, or O-rings.
Flexible Conveyor have the ability to expand several feet and also be curved as needed, then when more room is necessary they contract to be stored. These conveyors come in both power and gravity flexible applications and can be adapted to many different functions, particularly in shipping departments.
Accumulation Conveyor holds product in place until a programed or manual signal is given to release and feed the product at a specified rate of speed, or to hold it until ready to loaded or shipped. Accumulation Conveyor comes in minimum pressure and zero-pressure accumulation.
Portable Conveyors are designed to be moved as needed to provide flexibility in loading, unloading, or change-of-level applications.
Incline/Decline Belt Conveyors also referred to as “Floor to Floor” are designed to move product between two different elevations, such as a mezzanine.
Vertical Conveyors are used to raise or lower product or materials to different levels or floors. Sometimes referred to as freight lifts or material lifts.
Spiral Conveyors serve the same purpose as vertical conveyors, however spiral conveyors are able to transport material loads in a continuous flow. They are most generally used over standard vertical conveyors due to their ability to facilitate high throughput. Spiral conveyors also have a lower angle of incline or decline to prevent sliding and tumbling.
Ball Transfer Tables are used to transfer products to a different conveyor line or other work station by use of omni-directional or “all-directional” load-bearing conveyor.
When it comes to Conveyor Supports, a large variety can be found to fit your needs. Have it be Stationary Supports, Temporary Supports or Tripod Stands. If you’re in need of Conveyor Accessories such as stops, photo-eye brackets, flow rails, sorters, guardrails and conveyor gates, contact one of our sales experts for help.