Industry Spotlight: Conveyor Systems
When you think of a conveyor system, oftentimes a conveyor belt will come to mind, showing items moving in one direction. That would be exactly right. Conveyor systems are common pieces of mechanical handling equipment that move materials from one location to another and are especially helpful for moving heavier items.
These systems allow for quicker and more efficient movement in a product line and are especially handy in the material-handling and packaging industries. All conveyor systems are not the same, however. Chain conveyers also exist and consist of enclosed tracks, power & free, hand-pushed trolleys, etc.
At Standby Screw, we are proud to manufacture parts for conveyor systems because we are helping other industries with their efficiency of work. What, more specifically, are the benefits of conveyor systems? Take a look:
• Conveyors are able to safely transport materials from one level to another, which when done by human labor would be strenuous and expensive
• Conveyors can be installed almost anywhere and are much safer than using a forklift or other machines to move materials
• These systems 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
The next time you’re near one of these industries, look out for the different conveyor systems they use!
• Food Processing
• Bottling & Canning
• Print Finishing