- 10 advantages & benefits of conveyor systems
Business Owners often hear that there are many advantages and the benefits of using conveyor systems. We are going to see what those are. Most of the time the benefits of conveyor automation systems are neglected considering the investment. In this article, we have tried to note down 10 conveyor automation uses and benefits. Conveyors reduce labor costs and increase productivity. Do they? Let's see all the advantages and benefits of using conveyor systems in detail about how the conveyor system will affect your work. What is Conveyor System? Conveyors move the material from place A to place B is the very much old concept of conveyor. There is a lot of advancement in conveyors, along with PLCs and Sensors. It is going beyond imagination using IOT - internet of things. There are different conveyor systems, and one chooses it depending on the application and expertise in the particular area. Below are some basic types of conveyor systems Flat Belt Conveyors Gravity Roller Conveyors Powered or Motorised Roller Conveyors Modular Belt Conveyors Spiral Conveyors Drag Chain Conveyors Screw Conveyors Overhead Conveyor System ... ... the list continues What is the difference between various conveyor systems? A conveying system is a mechanical piece designed to move the product with or without external power with or less workforce efforts A conveyor generally has an electric motor ( Except gravity roller conveyor ), which runs a media in the conveyor. The media then moves your parts, components, carton boxes. The media in the conveyor changes depending on the type of conveyor. The Belt Conveyor has media of Conveyor Belt. Roller Conveyors has media of Rollers. Screw Conveyor has media of Screw. Drag Chain Conveyor has media of chain. Overhead conveyor has media of chain. This way, some media moves the parts. The rest is structure and support to the media, and the total is a conveyor. There are absolutely no limitations as to which industries use conveyor belts. There are a number of applications of conveyor belt. Roller Conveyors advantages and disadvantages are different than belt conveyors. You need to understand various conveyor systems and then select the right conveyor system for your needs. Let's see below the advantages and benefits of conveyor systems Before that, let us understand what is the cost of labor. Direct labor costs are - - Wages - Direct employee benefits - Provident Funds, Canteen & Bus Facility, Medical Facility - Legal Compliance - ESI and record-keeping of various types. Indirect labor costs are - Supervision cost - The time spent in managing, record keeping of a large group of people is higher than a bunch of people. - HR - The cost of recruitment and replacement is very high. In addition to that, the legal compliance cost associated is also very high. We all know one of the major benefits of Conveyor installation is increased production at faster speeds but how? E.g., If you want to install the conveyor in the packaging area of the fruit packing line, the original work in this area is adding the fruit in the carton box. So you can assign one person in preparing the carton box. The second person will move the filled boxes. Third-person will seal the boxes. This way, work-lines can be arranged. By preparing packaging lines this way, will create a series of tasks. 1) Manpower Cost Saving In this way, every massive work breaks into small activities. Due to this, you get to know whether you need a person or not. If any person is lagging in the task, you need to rethink whether the job is complicated and time-consuming or it is not done correctly. Conveyor installation reduces and optimizes the real needed workforce for your work. If an activity in the series is getting done faster, you can reduce the number of persons there. Or you can ask one person to feed to two lines. If a task is becoming the bottleneck, either you can increase the workforce at the job or reduce the speed of the whole line. You can define the optimum workforce for your need. If there is batch production, optimum quantity can be determined, and production planning can be implemented. The reduced manpower saves the supervision cost and record-keeping costs tremendously. It will help in the utilization of these resources at some other needful place. 2) Faster speeds A person in the series is required to do a task repetitively. This results in faster speeds as over the time the persons get the expertise in doing that task faster. Everyone in the production series is comfortable to work with the already defined task. It results in better coordination, teamwork, and increased throughput at consistent quality. 3) Ergonomical Working, Mistakes & Accidents Ergonomical working ensures that the person has a comfortable operation. Due to this, the person can work for a longer time without having short brakes. As the person does the same task repeatedly, fewer mistakes are prone to happen. Less injuries and accidents at the workplace result in cost-saving as well as confidence in the workforce. 4) Save on Training Cost & use Semi-Skilled Manpower Training Costs are huge and incur a considerable portion of the company budget. Every time a new person joins a lot of time invested in providing training. In a conveyor production series, Since the activity breaks broken down into smaller tasks, it is effortless to train the new person faster for the specific job. You can employ a less-skilled workforce. Skilled workforce has higher wages, whereas a less-skilled workforce is easy to train, easy to engage, and easy to payments. 5) Fixed Protocols It is a challenge to fix up the production protocols. When there is a conveyor automation system, it is easy to implement fixed protocols for everything that is done. 6) Achieve Production Targets with the Right Quality Consistent product quality is only possible with quality awareness in your production team. Conveyor Automation Systems helps you and your team to achieve your production targets as well as quality benchmarks. Quality is an outcome of relentless efforts and constant awareness. Maintaining quality awareness in the team is essential. Ergonomic working, fewer mistakes, and fewer accidents increase workforce confidence resulting in quality awareness. 7) Utilize Shopfloor Space effectively With conveyors at the production area, there is more utilization of the space. It is because with conveyors everything gets organized properly. 8)Maintain Hygiene Standards. It is easy to maintain all the standards required by various industries such as food manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Since conveyors are easy to design for a clean and hygienic environment. 9)Avoid production damage Production damages are a huge cost to business. There are various reasons for production damages. But fixed protocols, expert skills of doing tasks comfortable working help avoid production damages. 10) Increased Brand Loyalty Creating a brand is always a challenge for small business owners. Social media & advertisements are not going to result in creating "a brand" unless you have consistent product quality. When your products reach to customer's hands, it should provide the same experience every time. It should offer the same feeling of brand purchase each time and every time. Product with inconsistent packing and quality will deteriorate this experience and destroy the customer expectations. A conveyor automation system helps you to increase customer brand loyalty. Calculate ROI - Return on Investment of your new conveyor system with our ROI - calculator. 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- 5 ways to adjust conveyor belt tension and tracking of belt
Belt Tracking is often an issue faced by conveyor manufacturers and users. Maintenance people are called frequently for belt tracking problems in production areas. Below are the steps by which should be followed while tracking the belt With the advancement in technology, there are other ways to avoid and minimize the belt tracking issues. It can be avoided by following ways Coating of the Drive Roller Crowning of the Drive Roller knurling of the Drive Rollers Centre Guide for the belts. Below you shall find the procedure to track the belt. One should understand the science behind belt untracking. Conveyor belt is cut square ( rectangle ) while joining. When the belt is trying to come to its origin, i.e. squareness it leaves its position and it gets out of the track. The elements of the belt conveyors need properly at 90degree to each other such as the support frame, the drive & driven rollers, support rollers. When we are adjusting the belt tension, we are only trying to maintain the squareness of the belt. One should follow each step carefully with the technical understanding of the same. You should provide sufficient time for the belt to take its position, after each adjustment. Do make small changes, allow the belt to move, observe the position and decide the next action. Steps to Track your Conveyor Belt and adjust tension Check runout or concentricity of the drive/driven roller Check the drive & Driven Rollers position if it is exactly at the right angle to the belt. Basically, if you join the centre lines a perfect square should be formed. Conveyor support structure may be welded or aluminium profile welded, in any case, it is necessary that it forms a perfect square. Check the Support Rollers are exactly at the right angle to the belt top. The support rollers may force to change the position. Check if any foreign material is stuck below the belt e.g. some carton box cut pieces, metal debris, electrical wires, screws or Nuts. Check if the belt properly cut... a perfect Square Cut. Do share your likes and comments on this post to enable us to improve.
- What is difference between Bulk Conveying and Unit Handling Conveyors?
What is Bulk conveying? Bulk conveying conveyors carry material that has a measure of Kgs/hour. Such as Wheat, cement, stones, concrete, coal This conveyor has a RUBBER belt having a thickness of 5mm or more. A three-roller frame supports the rubber belt to form a trough. This trough carries the material to be conveyed. This conveyor has a heavy-duty rigid fabricated structure. The Length of this conveyor is from meters to kilometers. You can receive more information about bulk conveying at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulk_material_handling What is the unit handling conveyor? Unit handling conveyor carries material that has a measure of Nos/hour such as carton boxes, crates, bags, sacks. The conveyor, generally has a PVC belt of thickness 2mm and more. A flat sheet or straight rollers support this belt while carrying the units. This conveyor has a light-duty structure as well as heavy-duty depending on the application. The length of the conveyor is generally in meters. To know more about unit handling conveyors are the various options available please visit www.Econveyors.in Did you find this article useful? Please like and share your comments.
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