Used for movement of materials, products and loads throughout a manufacturing or distribution facility, conveyors are horizontal, inclined or vertical devices. Product transport is powered by gravity or by hydraulic or electric power. Loads ride atop rollers or a belt that travels along a fixed path with specific points for loading and discharge. Because they enable large volumes of material to be moved rapidly through a process or facility, conveyors reduce labor costs by eliminating non-value-added travel time. Typical conveyor applications include movement of cases, totes or palletized loads into and out of a trailer, to and from static or automated storage systems, or from a picking area to packaging for shipping.
There are two primary types of Conveyors. These include:
Conveyors are used in a variety of areas to move materials throughout a facility:
Conveyors provide a variety of benefits:
Conveyors provide internal material movement for facilities in nearly every industry, including: