Conveyor systems move products from one place to another inside a facility and may use a single type of conveyor or a combination of different types which saves time and reduces labor costs.

As an integrator, ASI can choose the best type (and manufacturer) when designing a stand-alone or integrated system.

Types

Pallet or Unit Loads

Chain conveyor moves material through production lines. They use a powered continuous chain arrangement, carrying a series of single pendants. The motor drives a chain to convey material suspended on the pendants.

CDLR Conveyor or (CDLR) is roller conveyor that powered by a series of chains to transfer power from roller to roller.

Heavy Duty Roller: The face may be straight, tapered or crowned. Rollers may also serve as the support for the load. Used to convey palletized loads.

Heavy Duty Gravity moves the load without utilizing motor power sources, usually down an incline or with a person pushing the load along a flat conveyor. Gravity roller conveyors transport products or work in process from one work area to another. For heavier loads

Case – Boxes or Totes

Belt conveyor systems have two or more pulleys (or drums), with a belt that rotates around them. Not all of the pulleys need to be powered as the powered pulley is the drive pulley, while the non-powered pulley is the idler.

24V- MDR The 24V Motor Driven Roller (MDR) is an excellent choice for fast and easy installation, low maintenance and minimal spare parts are a primary consideration. An internal motor inside the drive roller powers this quiet operating conveyor.

Line shaft A single shaft runs below the rollers the length of the conveyor. Attached to the shaft are a series of spools, one for each roller. A polyurethane belt runs from a spool on the powered shaft to each roller. The O-ring belt acts as a chain between the spool and the roller. A motor drives the shaft which makes the roller rotate pushing the product along the conveyor.

Live Roller Conveyor or Powered Roller Conveyor is the most common conveyors used in large warehouses and distribution centers. Rollers are powered through various means, moving in the needed direction.

Light duty Gravity is non-powered so gravity moves materials on a downward path or with an operator pushing product in a horizontal application.

Conveyor comes in many different sizes and configuration let ASI help you choose the right type.

Accumulation Conveyor

This category represents conveyors designed to transport items with the ability to build up a queue of products as the conveyor waits for downstream equipment to become available for further product flow.

  • Zero Pressure Accumulation
  • Zero Contact Accumulation
  • Minimum Pressure Accumulation

Points to consider when designing a conveyor system:

  • What are the maximum dimensions of the product?
  • What are the minimum dimensions of the product?
  • What are the average dimensions of the product?
  • What is the weight of the product?
  • Is the product to be conveyed fragile?
  • Is the product to be conveyed wet, hot, or cold?
  • Rollers can convey product with a flat bottom
  • What type of product are you conveying, i.e. totes, cartons, polybags?
  • What is the inbound process (receiving)? i.e., depalletizing, weighing, cubing, bar-coding.
  • What is the outbound process (shipping)? i.e., palletizing, weighing, cubing, bar-coding.
  • What is the rate to move the product? i.e., how many totes, cartons, case do you need to move from point “A” to point “B”

 

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