Types of Conveyor Systems

Conveyor systems are considered to be the most efficient tools used for various purposes. It is basically used to transport things from one location to another without the use of manual power. It is therefore considered to be more efficient, effortless and quicker. There are various types of conveyor systems used for various purposes.

Some of the most common varieties of conveyor systems are elaborated in the following sections.

Gravity conveyors: The gravity conveyors are non-powered and move from a high to low elevation. These are also known as free flowing conveyors.

Roller conveyors: These include both powered and non-powered conveyors. It consists of rollers that move constantly. The non- powered rollers function on the basis of gravity and so it is placed in sloping heights so that products can be moved from high to low levels quite easily. The powered roller conveyors use electric engines to transport goods from one place to another.

The roller conveyors are used popularly in most of the industries as it is considered to be an efficient tool to unload light boxes, perishable items and pallets. It is also widely used in food industries to transport packaged food from one place to another.

Chain driven conveyor: Also known as the pallet roller, the chain driven conveyor is mainly used to transport heavy materials from one place to another quite effortlessly. Each roller in this conveyor derives the same amount of energy to ensure a smooth transport.

Bucket conveyor: Another variety of conveyor system is the bucket conveyor system which uses a bucket to transport materials. It is mainly used in construction sites to transport materials such as gravel, cement, sand and so forth. These conveyors are operated with the help of buckets and chains. It can move horizontally and vertically according to placement of the entire apparatus. It can however be powered electrically, mechanically and hydraulically. It can also be manually powered.

There are many other types of conveyor systems which include the screw conveyor, trash conveyor, sliderbed conveyor and sortation conveyors. Different types of belt conveyors can be bought from online stores at affordable price rates.


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