Efficiency is an important aspect of any business and it plays a vital role in contributing to the success of the business. Moving materials from one place to another at the fastest speed with minimum costs can contribute to the successful running of any business. A conveyor is a method that has been used for a very long time to move products and materials from one point to another in a manufacturing or distribution plant. A conveyor is convenient as it can transport a wide variety of items despite their weight, shape or size.
A conveyor is generally used to move loads in a plant that is used to manufacture or distribute goods. A conveyor can either be inclined, vertical or horizontal. The movement of the goods can be powered by electricity, hydraulic power or gravity. The goods move on top of rollers or on a belt which moves in a passage that is fixed, and there are specific places where the goods are loaded on the conveyor and off loaded. A conveyor can be used to move items from a storage system or from a picking area to an area where they will be packaged for transportation. A conveyor increases efficiency by moving high quantities of loads quickly in a facility thus allowing you to reduce on your labor costs. There are different types of conveyors and you can select one which meets your specific needs.
A belt conveyor is mainly used in handling small parts, raw materials and packages. It is powered by electricity and makes use of drives and motors. Materials are transported on belts which can be made from a variety of materials including leather, rubber, fabric, plastic or metal. It is commonly used in public places like shopping malls and airports. Horizontal belts are appropriate when you have loads that are small in size and can easily fall in the space between rollers. They are also suitable for bags and for items which have bottoms which are not regular.
Modular Belt Conveyor
A modular belt conveyor is made up of plastic units which are connected by the use of joint rods. A modular belt conveyor can move items which are sharp and even hot. You can have a belt which has ample width without placing too much tension on the belts. The technology used in the modular belt is simpler and requires less maintenance than the chain conveyor.
Timing Belt Conveyor
A timing belt conveyor is normally used when the loads to be moved are quite heavy and a high level of accuracy is required. They are also common where several conveyors are used and there has to be accuracy in how the various conveyors interact with each other. The timing belt conveyor is flexible enough for you to add an attachment that is specific to the loads that are to be moved.
A conveyor offers you flexible speeds whereby you can set the speed depending on the whether the work load is at its peak or is at a slow pace. Your products can be moved safely as the path of the conveyor is fixed and therefore avoiding collisions. The labor required to move loads in a facility is significantly reduced therefore saving on costs.
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