Conveyor systems have been an integral and very important part of manufacturing and industrial companies for over 100 years. Conveyor systems are mainstays in industries where quick and fast handling of packaging and shipments is a must. These apparatuses are widely used to transport and move large and heavy industrial and agricultural material. They are also used in companies or industries where self-unloading of bulk freighters are needed for moving items.
Conveyor systems, often called conveyor belts, work by using two pulleys that continually loop over the material that rotates over them. This is done with endless procession of hooks, gears, buckets, and a wide rubber belt. The belt is then supported by a series of rollers along the path. The rollers in the center of the device prevents the conveyor from sagging in the middle while it is carrying a load.
Vertical conveyors and other types of conveyor systems are able to move a wide range of goods and products in a multi-directional pattern. They are usually equipped with load transporting platforms and drive chains. Conveyor systems are also made in a wide variety of sizes and configurations.
Conveyor systems are not only found in industrial manufacturing sites, but also are commonly found and used in grocery stores. These systems carry the groceries items from one end of the check out counter to the other where it is bagged.
Conveyor systems are also used for moving sidewalks and escalators. How about the large, complex system of conveyors used in the airport and post office? These conveyor systems are essential to move the sheer volume of luggage, mail and packages from one place to another. They are the ideal means of reducing humarlabor by automatically moving items, which can be large and heavy, to the desired location. Conveyor systems often save companies a large amount of time and money.

Types of Conveyors

Overhead Conveyors

Power and Freedom
Towing dogs will carry the trolleys around the circuit length of a system until it comes in contact with a blade stop; at this point the dog disengages and carries on its journey around the circuit. The free track part of the system may now divert away onto different lines for cooling or storage without causing a stop in the powered circuit.
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Motorised Roller Conveyors

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