- December 1, 2015
- Category: Conveyor System
Trimech India in one of the greatest suppliers of belt conveyor. Today, we see belt conveyors in many aspects of our lives – from moving our groceries along the checkout in the supermarket to watching people try to run up them on Sunday evening television, the conveyor belt is an invention that has truly become a part of Western life.
There are many kinds of belt conveyor manufacturer on the market today, from slat and modular styles to roller belts. There is a wide range to choose from and finding the right one for your business can sometimes be a hard choice. This article will hopefully help with that decision.
Sometimes the type of business you are in will make the decision for you. For example if you are refitting your supermarket checkouts, an electronic belt-driven conveyor is really your only option. However in many fields of work, there are several viable choices in the range of conveyors.
A standard belt driven conveyor is one of the most adaptable styles of unit available, and a relevant size and power can be found for most applications, from small supermarket checkouts to larger units suitable for a warehouse. They are easy to install and maintain, and there are a number of reputable suppliers capable of providing and installing the model your company requires. However, in the event that a section of the belt becomes worn or damaged it is often necessary to replace the whole belt which can be costly and time consuming.
Other models of conveyors include modular belt units which work in a similar fashion to the more common belt driven units, but the belt is made of plastic or rubber links. These are commonly used in factories, particularly in food production. A modular belt offers the advantage of easy repair in the event that a part of the belt becomes damaged as that section can simply be removed and replaced with a new one.
Roller conveyors are another option. These are often found in warehouses dealing with more solid goods and can regularly be found in airports for baggage handling. These offer the advantage of being cheap and easy to maintain. If a roller fails it is simply a matter of replacing it rather than a whole belt or section of belt. While not really suitable for supermarkets or places dealing with smaller or more delicate goods, a roller conveyor is a good solution for businesses dealing with boxes due to their ease of maintenance.