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4 Conveyor Types and Their Application


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4 Conveyor Types and Their Applications

  1. Belt Conveyor

    Belt conveyor is a conveyor that uses belt, which encircles conveyor frame, to move items from one of the conveyor end to the other end of the conveyor. Belt conveyor commonly uses a motor attached to a roller drive to move the belt.

    Belt conveyor uses belt made out of many materials. This makes belt conveyor compatible for most industries. If you need a food grade conveyor, then it’s recommended to use a PU or Polyurethane belt and use stainless steel grade 304 for the frame.

    Few industries that uses belt conveyor are:

    • Rubber belt industries
    • PVC industries
    • Agriculture industries
    • Food and beverage industries
    • Plastic industries
    • Packaging industries

  2. Roller Conveyor

    Roller conveyors are conveyor that uses multiple rollers to move items from one end to the other end of conveyor. Unlike belt conveyor where the belt moves from end to end, rollers on a roller conveyor does not move but the conveyor’s rollers rotates on its axis so the items on top of the roller moves from 1 roller to the next roller on to the end of roller conveyor.

    Rollers in roller conveyor can be made out of aluminium or stainless steel where stainless steel grade 304 is recommended to move food and beverages or other items that requires high hygiene level. Different material supports different load capacity that can be move on top of roller conveyor.

    Few industries that uses roller conveyor are:

    • Food and beverage industries
    • Packaging industries
    • Warehousing and logistics industries
    • Mail or item delivery services
    • Baggage handling industries

  3. Modular Conveyor

    Modular conveyor is a conveyor that uses belt made out of many plastic modules that are combined together using a joint rod. Modular conveyor belts are moved using a motor that is connected to the sprockets. These sprockets have tooth that are used to move the modular conveyor belt and to keep the belt from going off track.

    Belt on a modular conveyor is available in many types and shapes. Modular belt have significant advantages compared to a traditional belt on a belt conveyor because modular belt can be replaced easily and fast if any damages occur. This of course, minimalize down-time and saves cost when doing maintenance or reparation.

    Few industries that uses modular conveyor are:

    • Cosmetic industries
    • Food and beverage industries
    • Pharmaceutical industries
    • Automotive industries
    • Furniture and wood work industries
    • Mail or item delivery service

  4. Table Top Chain Conveyor

    Table top chain conveyor is a conveyor that uses belt made out of plastic or stainless steel modules similar to modular conveyor. The difference between modular conveyor and a table top chain is that the width of a table top chain commonly not wider than 300mm. This is because some industries have needs to move relatively small items neatly.

    Load capacity that a table top chain conveyor can support depends on the conveyor’s frame material but usually table top chain conveyors are not used to move heavy items (heavy-duty) but only for light weight items (light-duty).

    Few industries that uses table top chain conveyor are:

    • Plastick industries
    • Packaging industries
    • Cans industries
    • Beverage industries

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