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3 Killers of Conveyor Efficiency

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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Jill Batka is the president of Dynamic Conveyor Corporation and has been in the conveyor business since 1994. An alumnus of Baker College, Jill’s previous experience in plastic injection molding has added to her expertise in conveying solutions that spans the entire Dynamic Conveyor product lineup. Jill pushed Dynamic Conveyor into the food processing industry in 2011 with DynaClean - a line of easy to clean food grade conveyors. More recently, Jill has further expanded the company’s product offerings with the Hybrid line of specialty conveyors that meet the most challenging demands of manufacturers. Her writing has been featured on industry websites including Plastics Technology. Outside of work, Jill is a board trustee for the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, has been a soccer team manager, and enjoys traveling, kayaking, 4-wheeling, and staying active outdoors.
Jill Batka