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Conveyor Systems and Essential Aspects to Look For

July 20, 2013

As population continually grows and demand for supplies is constantly increasing, industries will require equipment to operate productively.  The conveyor system becomes an essential equipment in an industry to transport materials or objects from one point to another within the facility premises. These conveyor systems increase productivity without relying much on manual labor, which is undeniably expensive. Choosing the right conveyor can be successfully achieved if you study and consider every aspect written below:

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1. Dimension

It’s important that the equipment you are going to purchase can handle the containers that you will be transporting. In other words, the conveyor system’s length and width should depend on the size and weight of the container after filling.

 2. Belting Materials

Conveyor systems can use different materials like rubber, plastic, or metals. Before deciding on what type of material, it’s best to determine first what product you are going to transport. There is a specific industrial conveyor for an individual product. For example, products that are corrosive should use conveyors that are built with stainless steel materials, but products that contain acids should avoid the material mentioned.

 3. Flexibility

Industrial conveyors should always meet the present demands in the facility. However, it is also necessary to consider the future expansion of your company and the expected increase in production. Thus, it is advisable to look for equipment that is flexible in handling two or more product sizes. The transporting system should be at greater widths to accommodate not only containers in ounces, but also products in gallons. Equipment’s flexibility can also be determined by studying the transporting system’s load support. All conveyor systems are manufactured with its correct tension and weight capacity. Given that, packagers can easily determine how capable and flexible the equipment will be.

4. Reliability

Contacting and discussing equipment’s performance to current users are the only ways to obtain answers on how reliable the equipment will be. Choose conveyors that have been in the operation for some time. One of the reasons they stay longer is that they are considerably showing good performance than the others.

5. Energy Efficiency

While most conveyors are designed to be energy efficient, there are still other transporting systems that are specially programmed that enables automatic functioning that will turn the equipment to “sleep mode” during periods of inactivity, which is truly more cost-effective.

To sum up, it’s important to choose conveyor systems that are easy to use, versatile, operationally safe and of course cost-effective. While there may be a lot of factors to look for, these five aspects are the most basic elements to consider before purchasing conveyor systems.

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