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From Gravity and Roller Conveyors to Flexible and Powered Conveyors

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Manage Staffing Shortages

When warehouses experience staffing shortages and discover challenges finding qualified forklift operators, conveyor systems can be implemented to reduce the need, and keep products moving efficiently.

Reduce Risk of Accidents

Safety can be improved with conveyor systems, by limiting the amount of space used by forklifts and other moving equipment to key areas, like loading docks and bays.

Boost Efficiency & Productivity

Increased throughput of products compared to forklifts or carts can boost productivity significantly. The use of floor space can be improved with conveyor systems, allowing for more storage and increased product capacity.

What is a Conveyor?

A warehouse conveyor system is a device for moving or transporting bulk materials, packages or other objects in a designed path.

What sets conveyors apart from other types of material handling equipment (ie: forklifts, carts, personnel carriers, etc.), is the fact that they move product on a path “predetermined by the design of the device.” Regardless of industry or application, all conveyor types possess this one feature. Whether the conveyor is transporting product in a straight line from a single origin and single destination or diverting / converging product to / from multiple destinations – all of these destinations are part of predetermined pathways.

What is a Conveyor System?

A conveyor system is merely multiple conveyor devices that work together to complete a common task of transporting product.

Conveyor System Installation Example

Types of Conveyors and Conveyor Systems

The types of conveyors and conveyor systems can be broken down into two major categories – gravity flow / hand push or powered conveyors.

Gravity conveyors sometimes rely on the force of gravity, typically through declining elevation change, to move the product from one end of a conveyor to the other. The conveying surface of gravity conveyors is typically rollers, wheels and chutes. These conveyors do not include (rely on) an external drive element.

Powered conveyors come in nearly an endless variety and are typically named after the conveyor’s most prominent or distinctive feature. There are many types of powered conveyors and they include, but are not limited to:

  • Magnetic Conveyors
  • Motor Driven Roller (MDR) Conveyors
  • Overhead Conveyors
  • Overhead Chain Conveyors
  • Pallet Conveyors
  • Plastic Modular Belt Conveyors
  • Line Shaft Driven Roller Conveyors
  • Belt Driven Live Roller Conveyors
  • Screw Conveyors
  • Timing Belt Conveyors
  • Trough Conveyors
  • Vibrating Conveyors
  • Z-Frame Conveyors

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