A conveyor system is a fast and efficient mechanical handling apparatus for automatically transporting loads and materials within an area. This system minimizes human error, lowers workplace risks, and reduces labor costs — among other benefits. They are useful in helping to move bulky or heavy items from one point to another. A conveyor system may use a belt, wheels, rollers, or a chain to transport objects.
Types of Conveyors
Table Top Conveyors
Tabletop conveyors are modular, which makes them very flexible. You can add or remove modules, they work well with inclines and declines, and they can go around curves. These features make tabletop conveyors particularly advantageous when space is at a premium.
Air conveyors refer to a family of devices that use air to move products and materials rather than mechanical belts or chains. Air conveyors are most widely used to move lightweight objects such as empty containers, boxes, and trays at speeds often exceeding 1,000 fpm. However, they are not limited to lightweight materials.
Case conveyors come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and functions. They are mainly used to move cases of product from one area of a warehouse to another. These groups of conveyors would represent a conveyor system, with each conveyor engineered to work together to move, sort, and stage cartons.