When it comes to choosing a conveyor system, we at Conveying & Hoisting Solutions understand just how much goes into making such a determination. We want to make sure that you invest in the best system for your business’ needs.
Selecting a conveyor belt, which performs a crucial role in the overall conveyor system, is not a choice to be taken lightly. Follow along with the advice in this blog to find out how to make the proper selection based on these key considerations.
When it comes to choosing the right type of conveyor, it’s largely dependent on the type of material you will be moving as well as the type of material handling operations you’re running. There are two main types of operations, which are conveying and feeding.
Conveying is when the material is taken from point A to point B. Feeding involves delivering the materials in batches or continuously, allowing you to alter the speed so you can control time-sensitive deliveries.
Consider the type and amount of material you will be moving and how that will affect the material of your conveyor belt. Your belt will need to withstand the load of your material, so consider not only the size but also the weight of the material.
When moving materials like metal, you will need something very strong and durable to protect against damage from sharp edges. Certain industries also have specifications about what type of materials your belt conveyor should be made of including how thick the belt should be.
Other key factors include the dimensions of the materials you will be conveying as well as the dimensions of your workspace. You can’t have a conveyor belt that is too large or too wide for your conveyor system.
By taking into account the ceiling height, floor space, and other equipment, we can determine the appropriate size for the belt. The material being moved will need to have ample space, however, to prevent it from getting trapped within the conveyor system.
Consider the length, height, and width of the materials to determine the appropriate width of the belt. Other features include side guides that prevent material from falling off the conveyor belt.
The surrounding environment will need to be taken into consideration when you choose conveyor belts. Is the environment hot or cold? You will need a belt made of materials that can withstand the temperatures and conditions of the environment and that can withstand damage from surrounding materials that are being transported.
Consider the temperature range and moisture content of your materials. Make sure that your conveyor belt can withstand these temperatures, moisture content, or how abrasive your material is. You should be equipped with the proper safety equipment and health and safety measures when dealing with fire or explosions.
Long Term Goals
Don’t focus merely on your current operations. Think ahead to the future and determine if the belt can fit your company’s needs in the long term. If you plan on moving much more material or altering other aspects of the conveyor system, you will need to make sure that the belt aligns with these factors.
When determining the appropriate amount to spend on your conveyor belt, you need to walk a fine line between investing in quality and not spending over the budget for your business. We can help you find the best conveyor belts for your needs that fit within your company’s budget.
Every financial end of a business wants to keep the individual pieces of equipment needed to a minimum. On the other hand, a conveyor belt is a non-negotiable when it comes to maintaining a conveyor system and you get what you pay for. A conveyor system is designed to work for you, not the other way around.
We Offer Conveyor Hire in Sydney
Don’t know where to start when it comes to selecting the perfect conveyor belt that will work with your conveyor system? We’re here to help! No matter what industry you work in, we have something that will work for you.
We offer a range of conveyor hires to Sydney and broader NSW that can handle all sorts of materials, locations, and loads. Contact us at Conveying & Hoisting Solutions today or browse through our conveyor systems.