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3 Killers of Conveyor Efficiency

September 6, 2017

Conveyor efficiency can make or break your business

Conveyor Efficiency

Conveyor efficiency can make or break your business.  Time is money, and if your conveyors are frequently down, you are cutting into your bottom line.  In order to make sure your conveyor systems are up to speed, take a look at these three killers of conveyor efficiency.  Use this information to improve your manufacturing process or to make new conveyor system decisions.

1.)  Conveyor Belt Misalignment

Belting on traditional conveyors can be difficult and time-consuming to install and service and may also require frequent alignment and costly replacement.  PVC belts, such as those used on many standard fixed conveyors, need to be replaced every 18 months.  Conveyors with tensionless belts provide good traction, wear, performance and service.  Unlike standard conveyors, the self-tracking system doesn’t need continuous tensioning or frequent replacement.

2.)  Conveyor Energy Consumption

No matter the requirements of the particular conveyor, most conveyor manufacturers use the same large horsepower motor on all of the conveyors they manufacture.  Based on each application, the conveyor supplier should utilize the most energy efficient motor, which range from 1/30 HP to 1 HP.  Lowering the kilowatts used not only saves money, but reduces the carbon emissions during the making of electricity.

3.)  Retro-fitting Conveyors

Utilizing an existing conveyor system that was designed for one process may not fit properly with your new process.  Traditional conveyors are inflexible and can’t be modified.  Modular conveyor systems that are reconfigurable enable you to meet your goals now and in the future, regardless of the changes you may need to make to your process.

What to Look for in Conveyor Efficiency

At a minimum, you should expect a conveyor system that runs consistently and does not require a lot of downtime.  However, don’t stop there.  A conveyor system should increase your productivity.  It should be the solution, and not the problem.

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Marketing Manager at Dynamic Conveyor
After graduating from Aquinas College with a degree in Business Administration, Marcie has experience in almost every area of business including HR, sales, operations and marketing gaining unique and valuable perspective along the way. She spent 15 years in the distribution industry where she grew marketing departments from scratch. Marcie established and executed on sales and marketing strategies that developed strong brands and capitalized on all channels of marketing including email marketing, blogs, website management, SEO, SEM, social media, seminars and events, trade shows and more.
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