Conveyor Systems

As the automated Conveyor Systems market is revving up to reach $7.62 billion by 2028 with a 4.5 percent CAGR, success-oriented companies, enterprises, and industries are gearing towards adopting integrated conveyor systems in carton handling, pallet handling, sorting systems, packaging and shipping, and other related manufacturing processes. Despite the numerous functions that are moving towards automation, the conveyor system remains at the core of many global manufacturing and distribution services – serving an indispensable role in creating overlooked efficiencies in commercial and industrial operations.

Whether you are a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, part of the logistics industry, distribution centers, or warehouses, the increasing industry demands and the need for maintainability and modularity are the driving forces toward progress.

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The Benefits of Conveyor Systems and Technology

The most important points of focus for business owners are the benefits that automating conveyor systems provide in addition to freeing up their resources for other core processes, improving throughput capabilities, resource utilization, production and inventory control, stock rotation, compliance, worker safety, alleviating loss due to damage, reducing handling cost, and reducing operational costs.

Improved Compliance – Reduce Noise Pollution and Other Ecological Improvements

Most effective automated conveyors seamlessly integrate into the entire manufacturing process. The quiet, energy-efficient, low-voltage, and low-torque motors decrease vibration, which reduces the overall process noise. An often-overlooked benefit is also the improved communication for floor employees.

In addition to the reduced noise pollution, eco-friendly conveyors do not compromise efficiency. A narrower belt design includes energy-efficient and regenerative motors with variable speed drives and automatic sleep controls that consume less energy than their non-eco-friendly automation counterparts. Our objectives focus on finding the specifications that optimize your output and help you reach your goals.

Optimized Floorspace

SMEs and other establishments with limited floor space face a significant financial investment with each manufacturing square foot. But innovative automation partners can utilize the open space above factory operations and develop conveyor systems and cable assemblies that improve the return on real estate investments.

Modularity, Scalability, Flexible Assembly Lines

Although larger manufacturing units focus on complex conveyor systems, not all manufacturing firms possess the investment capability to fully adopt automation from scratch. That is why B2E Automation’s modular systems include strategically-positioned straightforward conveyors or retrofitting kits that you can scale to your current and future goals.

Flexibility is just as important as modularity when addressing dynamic customer demands. Conveyor transfer capabilities, guidance control, and other accessories require adjustments to introduce SKUs or changes in product cycles.

Retractable tail conveyors facilitate conveyor shortening and lengthening depending on the product location. Retractable tail conveyors even make product distribution, shifting product orientation, and quality maintenance into very straightforward processes, like weight and material checks.

Increased Integration Leads to Improved Compliance

Advancements such as automated pallet conveyor systems are ideal for precise movements and parts positioning. Programmed pallet systems that start, pause, and stop at specified intervals are becoming a popular option in the automotive, medical, and electronics manufacturing industries.

Detector conveyors with food-grade, bacteria-resistant belts detect minuscule impurities, helping food manufacturing industries to maintain compliance and standards.

Increased Integration

IIoT and Data Analytics – Improved Control Decisions

Companies integrate RFID technology into self-contained conveyor systems that execute control decisions so that multiple processes are run simultaneously with no errors.

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A Solution for Every Process and Industry – Automated Conveyor System Types

Numerous standard applications utilize different smart conveyor systems according to the process needs. The advanced motion control for real-time programming provides a responsive transport system for a broad range of applications:

  • Belt Conveyor Systems consist of fixed or movable conveyors. A fixed conveyor connects to ancillary equipment through peripheral components to transport different materials that include raw materials and finished products. Popular in the logistics industry, a portable conveyor belt is adjustable to various loads. An automated belt conveyor system consists of:
    • Different pulleys to pull the conveyor belt, which accomplishes numerous actions like modifying the direction of load transmission, choosing the level of belt slack, or enabling clutching.
    • A belt system stretched across two or more pulleys to form a closed and continuous loop around the pulleys. This arrangement allows constant belt rotation, enabling the delivery and picking up of materials.
    • A drive unit that ensures smooth parts movement.
  • Vertical Conveyor Systems minimize touchpoints, reduce debris on the surface, and facilitate easier maintainability. Medical device production, plating and coating products, material lifting, and transportation for uniquely shaped products all benefit from a vertical conveyor system.
  • Screw Conveyor Systems transport materials through turning. The material follows the screw turns.
  • Vibrating Conveyor Systems tilt at a 45-degree angle to sort materials during transportation.
  • Pneumatic Conveyor Systems utilize compressed air or vacuum tubes to push goods through a tubing system.
  • Slat Conveyor Systems convey heavy loads, hot or oily parts, or items that require a heat drying process. The system functions by connecting discretely spaced slats with a low-friction roller chain.
  • Drag Conveyor Systems are structural chain conveyors within a pipe. Steel or cast-iron discs that are connected by articulated chains transport the material within the pipe, making it an ideal choice for heavy-duty transport applications in the manufacturing process.
  • Bucket Conveyor Systems ensure steady production with reduced material handling as buckets are placed strategically for more accessible drop-offs and scraps.
  • Overhead Conveyor Systems are ideal for garment manufacturing units where garments must be on hangers.
  • Magnetic Conveyor Systems consist of permanent ceramic magnets with varying magnetic power according to the ferrous or iron-containing product size.
  • Vacuum Conveyor Systems prove efficient in transporting dried-powder products within dedicated pipe systems. It maintains the safety and hygiene necessary for pharmaceutical, food, and chemical products along with ease.

Are you Looking to Automate your Conveyor System?

With the distinctive features offered by different conveyor systems, B2E Automation’s thorough understanding of these systems enables us to design a system that perfectly matches your manufacturing goals.

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