MH and Conveyor News

Hundreds Participate in National Fork Truck Safety Week Challenge

07-01-2014 10:08

A Safety Challenge organised by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) proved a great success, with hundreds of managers, supervisors and workers participating across the UK.

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FTA Asks EC to Rethink Container Weight Verification

01-11-2013 16:50

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has written in support of the proposed Article 14 of the EU Directive 96/35 to the European Commission (EC). 

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Conveyor systems

Conveyor Systems

Conveyor systems are an integral feature of material handling systems and are designed to help transport materials much faster and more efficiently. They are perfect for moving bulk materials and exceptionally heavy items, which may otherwise be difficult to transport.

Conveyor systems types

Conveyor systemConveyor systems can be adapted to a wide range of industries, including the travel, retail and industrial sectors. With superior specifications and flexible features, they are particularly popular in the packaging industries.

Conveyor systems include gravity roller conveyors, chain conveyors, power conveyors, towline conveyors and the belt-driven system, which is perhaps the best known variety and used in a wide variety of material handling systems in the UK.

Belt conveyors

The belt conveyor system includes at least two pulleys surrounded by a belt of durable material that moves around it. The mechanism is driven by one or more pulleys, which keep the items and the belt moving forward.

Gravity conveyors

Large conveyor systemGravity roller conveyors are the most cost-friendly and simple conveyor systems. With no power required, they can be pushed effortlessly and are well suited to packaging operations, warehouses and airport luggage security checks. Thanks to a row of rollers along the line, people can push even the heaviest items quickly and without difficulty, making them one of the most essential items of storage handling equipment.

Chain Conveyors

As the third major feature of the conveyor system, chain conveyors help to move components down production lines. To ensure quicker suspension, chain conveyors include a motorised, continuous chain of pendants and are often used to move heavy items above floor level.