What to know about conveyor systems

Conveyor systems are found in a wide range of industries used for the mechanical handling of everything from food products to raw materials. They are particularly beneficial for businesses handling mass-produced items and heavy or bulky goods but can be found in a multitude of different sorts of companies around the world.

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The benefits of conveyor systems

Conveyor systems remove the need for manual handling. This can be useful in maintaining safety standards in the workplace, as dictated by the Health and Safety Executive.

Conveyor systems can also help to ensure the fast and efficient transportation of items, meeting different business needs and changing workloads. The likes of pneumatic conveying systems can cope with all sorts of product shapes and sizes, speeds, and processes, making them a useful tool in industries such as manufacturing, food production, material handling, manufacturing, packaging and automotive.

Conveyor systems can be tailor-made to serve the needs of particular businesses. For example, ancillary equipment can be added on to connect a new system with non-conveyor or existing machinery or processes.

Portable conveyors are also available, offering high levels of versatility and compatibility for different companies and industries. They are particularly popular in the logistics and parcel-delivery sectors, where the ability to easily configure the operation to cope with different levels of demand is important.

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Types of conveyors

There are many types of conveyors in terms of format, shape and size. There are pneumatic conveying systems, shuttle conveyors, inclined belt conveyors, metal detection conveyors, slat conveyors, and many more. These can often be made to meet the bespoke needs of individual businesses, along with the addition of extras to ensure that products can be moved at the right load, handle and speed.