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 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.
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 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.
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.