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A conveyor system adds speed and safe handling for raw materials, finished or packed goods. At Big Box Intralogistics we can design and supply simple warehouse conveyors through to more complex production to warehouse transit systems.
There are four basic conveyor types...
This is a traditional powered system, used for lightweight duties. Belts are very flexible, able to be used on bends as well as gradients. They are also flexible in use, able to handle most packaged or unpackaged goods, including aggregates and powders. The main limitation is weight, beyond a certain limit they will start to slip. They are also not good for sharp or abrasive products.
Using free running rollers these are maintenance free, simple, low-cost transport systems. Rollers are mainly used for moving solid items with a low centre of gravity. They are perfect for items with a fairly flat base and no protrusions. It must also be remembered that items will experience a small amount of vibration as they pass from roller to roller.
In situations where gravity is not enough e.g. where items are coming off a production line, a powered roller conveyor is required. This type of drive is often used on powered bends and curves, in tandem with conventional straight belt conveyors. These conveyors are ideal for bulky and heavyweight items especially palletised goods.
These conveyors move products and materials from one height to another, or between floors. They can be used for transporting goods in a vertical manufacturing situation or for connecting a mezzanine floor. They are a cheaper and more effective solution than a goods lift. As the conveyor needs to grip the item the most common form of inclined conveyor is a belt.