In warehouse and distribution facilities, time and space are of upmost importance and can often be very limited. Many people are needed to run operations in a fixed square footage, these constraints lead organisations to look at refining processes and optimising performance. One product that saves time and can be the ultimate space saver are spiral conveyors. They transport products quickly from one platform to another in a vertical space reducing the storage footprint of warehouses.
There are many advantages to a spiral conveyor with the main ones being: minimal floor space requirements, high throughput, low energy requirements, and ease of installation.
If a warehouse needs to move products to different levels one of the main choices is a spiral conveyor. It takes advantage of the vertical space available and utilises minimal floor space. It will also integrate well with existing conveyor systems, work well to connect pick modules, mezzanines, multilevel buildings, and elevated conveyor lines.
High vertical throughput
Spiral conveyors convey the load in a continuous flow allowing for high throughput. The spiral design allows for more products and items such as totes, cartons and bottles to be moved within a condensed space swiftly and efficiently. They have the ability to move products safely in both an upward and downward direction, adding to their versatility. And if even more throughput is required dual track spiral conveyors have two tracks within one spiral for double the product flow and density.
Reduced energy requirements
Spiral conveyors are low energy conveyors purely because they require fewer drives to operate. An incline conveyor uses seven drives, whereas the spiral conveyor solution utilises just three. The result of this being a 133 percent more efficient solution.
Ease of installation
Warehouses in current times can be complicated to navigate but with the simple design and machinery of spiral conveyors integration and installation costs and time can be reduced. There is less wiring, controls and installation necessary, they can often be delivered in one piece, pre-assembled and tested. They are easily adaptable as well, they can be custom built to suit a customer’s particular needs in terms of size, speed and environment.
A spiral conveyor offers many advantages to the modern warehouse. If you feel it would be the right solution for your operation then speak to our expert team today on 01623 424442 or email@example.com