In the manufacturing industry, convey means to move. So, conveyor systems are used to move products from one point to the other through an assembly chain. These systems use belts designed for both heavy and light duty applications.
Use of conveyor systems
This technology is used in the airports where passengers wait to pick up their check-in luggage. Apart from airports, they can transport products in the manufacturing industry. This industry requires controlled, but swift movement of the products. These systems are available in a variety of sizes depending on the purpose you will use it for.
One of the reasons why conveyor belts are so popular is they optimize productivity. You can use them to send materials into the processing unit, and use the same system to take out the finished products. You will see this application in the food industry where the finished items are sent through the belt for packing and sealing.
Another common use of this system is in treadmills. The belts used in these machines follow the same technology where the belt rolls in and out according to the speed at which you walk or run. However, due to the design and application, this system will not take you anywhere.
Types of conveyor systems
There are many conveyor systems that you may find in the market, and depending on your need you can choose one. Some of them are spiral conveyors, flexible conveyors, gravity skatewheel conveyor, auger conveyor or screw conveyor, belt driven live roller conveyors, pharmaceutical conveyors, electric track vehicle systems, aero mechanical conveyors, chain driven live roller conveyor, lineshaft roller conveyor, overhead I-beam conveyors, plastic belt conveyors, wire mesh conveyors, and many more.
All these conveyors usually have one purpose – to move an object from one place to another so that it increases productivity at work.