Incline Conveyors

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Available belt widths: 12″ – 18″ – 24″ – 30″ – 48″
Available conveyor length: Can be custom starting from 10′
Higher Load Capacity: Enhanced support for heavier loads.
Reversible Flow: Allows for bidirectional movement.
Adjustable Incline: Can be set between 0-35° for versatility.
Nose-Over Feature: Facilitates simple adjustments.
Optional Supports: Additional support structures are available.
Knee Braces: Optional for increased stability.
Chain Driven Feeder: Available as an optional feature.

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Every conveyor system is custom-designed to meet your specific needs. We start by understanding your requirements, including the types of products to be handled, their dimensions, and your throughput goals. With this information, we tailor conveyor solutions that align perfectly with your operational demands, ensuring a cost-effective and efficient material handling solution. Contact us.

Incline conveyors are just one of many types of conveyor systems that allow moving goods faster, safely and steadily while changing the vertical level. It is known that the standard speed for most unit-handling conveyors is 60 feet per minute (ft/min). This is equal to the average speed of a warehouse worker carrying a 50-pound box. However, the speed of workers is significantly reduced when moving cargo vertically. This is typical of many mezzanine order picking and assembly operations. No one worker can maintain a smooth working rhythm with no loss of efficiency during the shift, moving goods up and down from a lower level to a higher level and vice versa.

The incline conveyors come to the rescue. Their speed varies from 30 ft/min up to 120 ft/min or higher. The decline conveyors, in contrast to the inclines, are commonly used to move items from an elevated platform to ground level with gravity aids and no extra energy.

That is why incline (upward) and decline (downward) conveyors are suitable for operations in loading docks, mezzanines, or floor-to-floor transitions.

Advantage Description
Labor Cost Savings Facilitates smooth and efficient movement of materials between different levels, reducing manual labor needs, and resulting in significant cost savings.
Efficiency Improvements Streamlining transportation processes and reducing material handling time leads to increased productivity, throughput, revenue, and profitability.
Reduced Risk of Injuries Minimizes workplace injuries and associated costs by eliminating manual handling of heavy loads.
Improved Accuracy and Quality Ensures consistent and precise material transportation, minimizing errors, waste, rework, and customer returns for cost savings.
Space Efficiency Optimizes space utilization by allowing material transportation across different elevations without consuming extensive floor space.
Customization Can be customized in terms of angle, speed, and capacity to meet specific industry and application needs.
Versatility Accommodates a wide range of materials, making them suitable for diverse industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.

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Focus on the following aspects:

  • The power of the incline conveyor depends on the angle. Mostly, the maximum angle for an incline conveyor is 30 degrees; commonly, it is 25 degrees. It depends on the specifics of your items – their dimensions, weight, packaging material, etc.
  • The inclination angle is directly related to the height, width and length of the belt, as well as the size and shape of the goods. We will be happy to help you determine the critical dimensions of the conveyor that will match your specific application! It is important to know that when a 30-degree incline is exceeded, the boxes may slip back down. To avoid this, choose the correct type of conveyor (roller or slider) and the right type of surface (cleated belt conveyors, troughed, sidewall, curved belt conveyors).
  • Notice that a typical incline conveyor has a single or double nose. The nose-over allows a smooth transition from the horizontal to the decline, or vice versa. The single nose-over is normally used when the angle exceeds 0 – 15 degrees. For the double nose-over – 30 degrees.

Is there a better way?

You can use a spiral vertical conveyor or a steep cleated incline conveyor instead of a traditional incline/decline belt conveyor. But there are special nuances.

A steep incline conveyor indeed lets you convey material at inclines up to 90°, takes up less space and is represented in “L” or “S” configurations. Thanks to the S-type configuration, the conveyor can replace two belts or a bucket elevator. However, a steep incline conveyor has a lower product capacity than a standard incline.

Spiral conveyors may be the best solution in limited space, but can be limited when it comes to larger products.

As you can see, different issues require different solutions.

Which industries are interested in using the incline/decline conveyors?

  • Mass production and the automotive industry
  • The mining industry
  • The food processing industry
  • The air travel industry
  • Publishing newspapers and/or binding books
  • The logistics industry
  • The warehouses and storage facilities
  • The agriculture industry

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Are incline conveyors suitable for sanitary applications?

Incline conveyors can be made from stainless steel to meet sanitary requirements in industries where clean handling is crucial, such as food processing.

How do incline conveyors differ from standard belt conveyors?

Incline conveyors are specifically designed to operate at an angle to facilitate the transfer of materials, whereas belt conveyors are typically horizontal systems.

How can incline conveyors be customized for specific applications?

Incline conveyors offer modular design options, allowing for cleated belts, sidewall belts, and heavy duty configurations based on the unique application needs.

What are the maintenance requirements for incline conveyors?

Incline conveyors typically require regular cleaning to prevent material buildup and ensure smooth operation. Additionally, safety checks and component inspections are recommended for optimal performance.


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