In the food and beverage manufacturing industry, conveyor systems are at the heart of most warehouses and one of the best choices is the modular conveyor. Here we look at some of reasons why modular conveyors are the best fit.
Modular conveyors have linked belts making them ideal and typically used for businesses that handle bottles and jars in their operations. With linked belts the production line can be interconnected allowing for separate machines to be combined with the conveyor belt. One example of this is a labelling machine, Asmech Systems Ltd. have a perfect example of this in a project completed for Labeller Conveyors which needed six modular conveyors to be designed and integrated into their current system for labelling.
Versatility and design
The modular conveyor is very versatile and flexible. They can be installed in straight line, horizontal curves, ascendant, descendant and spiral shapes and the interchangeability of it makes adjusting for a bottle line far easier. The layout very often needs changing and this conveyor makes that process very easy as the parts can be altered and re-used.
Bespoke design is at the core of our company and the modular conveyor has many different aspects that we look at the start of designing. The sections can be short, long or split and can be moved around as necessary. They can be designed with a variety of materials and widths. Accumulation timing between one machine and other also has to be considered to avoid crisis within processes. If the flow stops for labelling then the time needs to be known so the conveyor system’s design will have the appropriate accumulation time and the system will not shut down.
Installation and maintenance
With the modular belts being so adaptable this makes installation easier, no welding is required, just bolts and pins to fasten the sections together.
Modular conveyors are also easier to perform maintenance and repairs on. When parts get old or worn they can be swapped with new ones without disrupting the rest of the conveyor line.
Integrating a modular conveyor into your production warehouse will ultimately provide benefits for the lifetime of your labelling and bottling line.
For more information on modular conveyors and bespoke design, please contact us today on 01623 424 442 or email@example.com