Conveyors in Manufacturing

Solutions to aid transport, buffering, picking and
distribution of goods

Getting your
products to market on time and at a competitive price is becoming increasingly
challenging in manufacturing environments. Conveyor solutions add value by
lowering costs, speeding delivery, and offering higher service levels with
greater accuracy, thus provides your customers and suppliers with better
control and visibility.

End of Line

As manufactured
goods exit the production line, they are packed in cartons or cases for
handling and transport. The most efficient way to handle and transport products
over distance is by conveyor, and there are a wide variety of conveyor systems
to suit different product characteristics and performance requirements.

In developing a
production handling system, we design for maximum system uptime using reliable,
proven conveyor technologies.

End of line
conveyors are an essential link between manufacturing and distribution. They
must be fast enough to take product away from production to prevent
interruptions, and they must be reliable, as any stoppage quickly flows back to
the production line.


The high cost of
labour and increasingly restrictive OH&S regulations concerning manual
handling make a strong case for automated palletising. It provides reliable,
around the clock performance, and can handle individual cartons or full pallet
layers of goods in higher throughput applications.

Cartons are usually
fed into the palletising system by zero pressure accumulation conveyors, which
provide a buffer between production interruptions. After the shipping pallet
has been palletised, it is taken away by transfer cars and delivered to stretch
wrappers where it is prepared for despatch.

Unit Load Handling

Storage Ideas provides
complete solutions for handling unit loads based on required throughput, pickup
and delivery.

Automated pallet
conveyors are a fast, accurate and reliable method of transporting unit loads
to storage or despatch.

Once the finished
goods have been assembled into a palletised unit load, handling options range
from manually operated techniques such as pallet trucks and forklifts, through
to fully automated solutions such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), unit
load conveyors, pallet shuttle carts and electrified overhead monorails.

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