One of the most versatile material handling solutions in the warehouse environment are conveyor systems. There is a reason this material handling method has been around for so long! Conveyor belts have been in use since 1905 when they were first used in the coal mining industry. Henry Ford saw their potential and put them to use in his automobile factory. At their most basic, conveyor are built to move objects from one space to another, but how they do that can be minutely tailored to your warehouse’s needs. That’s why today you’ll find conveyor systems used in warehouse in almost every industry imaginable, from automotive to jewelry to aerospace and beyond. You’ll even see conveyor systems moving people through large buildings like airports and shopping malls. So how diverse are they?
- Conveyor systems can be as long or short as you need them. You can have a short conveyor belt running between two aisles in your warehouse or have one running hundreds of feet along your production facility.
- They can handle objects of virtually any use. Conveyor systems can be set up to move large automobiles or they can be configured to handle tiny, delicate electronics.
- Conveyor systems can move objects in any direction. Whether you need to move items up, down, or side to side, conveyors can handle it all.
If you are struggling to develop an efficient system to move product through your warehouse, call and talk to a DAK Equipment & Engineering representative. They’ll help you configure a conveyor system that’s right for your space, your needs, and your budget!