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Bulk Materials Handlings through Belt Conveyor

The special technique of assembly line production came into being during, the early 20th century, in particular with the business of auto moving bulk manufacturing. Belt conveyor systems, were created in the first half of the twentieth century as industrialization came into being and production was required to be improved. The automotive industry was the primary, which used the belt conveyor, to move the partially built cars, which were carried from place to another in the plant with less consumption of energy.

As it is not that easy to handle the bulk material manually, so nowadays to solve this there are various conveyors in the market. To serve this, Belt conveyors are used to transport/move materials from one place to another. The belt conveyor, is the most frequently used machine for transportation or say to provide movement to bulk material. The Belt Conveyors are gaining popularity, due to its number of benefits. A belt conveyor uses productive strategies to move components, raw material, or ready material for packaging or may be truck loading, incurring low cost and reducing labour cost.  A belt conveyor may need adjustment angle of inclination/decline. The material is usually easily accessible on the belt while it is transferred. It can be positioned, virtually any destination.

 

The Belt Conveyor can be made more effective through preventive repairs and maintenance. Good care for nearly any component of the mechanism will help to keep it at maximum efficiency, as well as reduce the costs of possible corrections. Although some elements of the Belt Conveyor System to be swapped, sooner or later, such as belts, lots of expensive components typically much less susceptible to degradation.

Neo Belt Conveyors, are serving a group of companies efficiently by providing tailor made specialized belt conveyors to handle bulk material easily and economically.

 

Steps towards selecting the right Conveyor System??

Selection of Conveyor Systems is in itself a big question mark – How to start with? where to begin?
Selecting the right conveyors and automation is really a daunting task.
First and foremost task, to know your product profile
In the market, there are several types of conveyors to be found. There are customized conveyors designed for specific use, as well as, other for general purposes. The profile and mix of products you want to convey dictates the type of conveyor needed.
To come up with the right decision, you must clearly know the product or package specifications which include :

•Specification regarding exact size of the product. Its minimum and maximum (L x B x H) and in case of circular objects, its diameter.

•Weight of products – Minimum and Maximum.

•Flow of product on conveyor – How many products per minute need to flow on the Conveyor System ? This may be calculated on the basis of your requirement throughout a day, per hour, or per shift etc.

•Preferred working height of Conveyor system – whether it is to be attached to any existing process, table, conveyors or machines.

•What is the purpose? – To transport products from one end to another or is it needed for more complex operations. Will this be a standalone conveyor system or will it be a part of an integrated solution attached with other processes?

Thoroughly, know the product or the packaging material that is to be conveyed
Unless, the type of packaging or raw product that is to be conveyed has a major implication on the types of solution. As there are various products to be packaged, outbound shipping, internal processes, etc. every product has to be packaged, whether boxes , bags or mixed bags and boxes.
•Boxes only – The best option is the Roller Conveyors or Belt Conveyors, for boxes, which, generally, works in a fine manner. The weight and size, is needed , which will decide, if roller, belt over roller, or slider belt conveyor.

•Bags – In case of bags the avoid roller conveyor. The bags may contain the mixed product and may not flow smoothly.

•Mixed boxes and bags – Generally a belt or belt over roller conveyor will be comfortable in this case to handle.
Know your next bottleneck
Now a days, Conveyors are certainly solving various problems from basic transportation of ready products or the raw ,material to be required for production, merging several lines of production with a single flow. Conveyors are transforming an operation from manual to an automated work of art.
During the designing phase (whether, be it a simple or complex process/system), it is certainly a good idea to review the processes downstream to anticipate any new bottlenecks that may be created. Generally, the errors cannot be judged before the operation starts, as Often times productivity increases dramatically and an additional solution may be required for processes such as scanning, weighing, dimensioning, taping, etc. If any of these processes are manual inputs, it can be easily seen that operators are not able to keep up with the new and faster upstream process.