- Dec. 9, 2019
-- Conveyor Equipment – So Many Choices…
Every warehouses or distribution center faces the same primary challenge; to move product in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are many means to this never-ending end, but the primary one utilized across most industries is with a simple piece of material handling equipment called a 'conveyor'. Similarly, in a manufacturing or assembly environment, conveyors are used to move materials to their single or multiple points of assembly until the finished product is produced. In simple terms, conveyors are mechanical systems used for transporting materials, loads, and products from one point to another. They may be horizontal, vertical, or inclined to facilitate the movement of the load. Usually, the load moves atop belts or rollers fixed to a frame traversing the designated start and end points of the process. Conveyor systems can be either powered or non-powered with the main benefit of reducing the non-value travel time between workstations to lower labor costs and increase throughput capacity. Although the concept of a conveyor is easy to understand, there are so many different types and configurations of conveyor, some more suitable for specific applications than others, that understanding the basics of this type of material handling equipment could prove to be extremely beneficial for your operations.
To continue to understand about the various types of conveyors, including gravity conveyor, belt conveyor, live roller conveyor, accumulation conveyor, pallet conveyor and parcel conveyor, please visit our website at https://guide2materialhandling.com/
or this specific blog post at https://guide2materialhandling.com/2019/12/06/choosing-the-right-conveyor/