Belted conveyor systems are fairly simple machines. Generally speaking, it is not uncommon for a belted conveyor system to last 10 to 20 years, but by taking these three steps you can greatly increase that lifespan. Because conveyors are often thought of as a commodity item, it is common for people to buy a conveyor and run it at the maximum speed regardless of the product they are conveying.
November 28, 2018
Buy a conveyor or not. Sometimes it is difficult to determine when the right time is to buy a conveyor. You may find it easy to justify an existing manual material handling process by saying “that’s how we have always done it”. However, if you review the scenarios below you will realize that buying a conveyor can improve employee morale, increase production efficiencies, prevent lost time accidents and reduce labor costs. If you have any of the situations listed below at your production facility, it is definitely time to consider adding a conveyor system as part of your material handling process.
Food conveyor accessories that add value to the conveyor system should be considered in the initial design of your sanitary conveyor system. Accessory options are easy to overlook during the initial design of a new conveyor system. It is common to focus most of the design energy on the basic size and shape of the conveyor, such as height, width and overall geometry.
September 26, 2018
PackExpo International is the largest and most comprehensive processing and packaging convention in North America and will take place October 14-17 in Chicago at McCormick Place. More than 50,000 packaging and manufacturing professionals are preparing to attend. Will you be there? If you aren’t sure, then read on to learn why you should attend.