Colby conveyors available from Dematic
enhance efficiency and increase savings for businesses that need to move products throughout their facilities.
It is critical for businesses to choose the right equipment to help them handle their goods more cost-effectively. Whether they are shipping directly to consumers who want next day delivery of their purchases, or to business customers who demand small regular deliveries on shorter lead times, delivering faster while keeping handling costs down is a real challenge for modern businesses.
Moving goods throughout the facility adds transportation cost to the overall cost of the products, regardless of the distance or the volume. Additionally, strict OH&S requirements and increasing labour costs can make manual handling of products very expensive.
Solutions such as motorised trolleys and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can carry heavier loads much further than people, which can increase efficiency over traditional manual handling. For larger goods, forklift trucks and pallet movers are excellent universal handling machines that can also load and unload vehicles and lift pallets up high for storage.
However, conveyors offer the maximum savings and efficiency gains, especially in straightforward transportation over short, medium or long distances. Transportation conveyors can flow throughout the facility, eliminating rehandling before and after each process, and can even be loaded and unloaded automatically, reducing the amount of manual handling needed and the cost of handling each carton.
Colby assists facilities with their transportation requirements ranging from a short length of conveyor to carry products over small distances, or complete automation of the processes. Colby conveyors offer more flow, more manoeuvrability and more management control as key advantages, saving the customer time and money.
Colby offers an extensive and flexible range of conveyors including gravity conveyors and powered conveyors for simple movement of cartons, incline/decline conveyors for moving product between levels, accumulation conveyors for buffering between processes, and pallet conveyors for handling bulk stock and heavy items.