It is a question that plagues any bulk material business, how do I move these items around my facility cheaply and quickly. The efficiency question when it comes to business is never easy but with a conveyor system there may well be the very answer you are looking for. What type of conveyor you need and require is dependent on your business and its output but you are essentially looking at four types which we will cover here. For more information a visit https://www.aptech.uk.com/pneumatic-conveying-systems/vacuum-conveying/ will be in order as they can help.
As we have previously stated the items and materials that you are seeking to move will define the type of conveyor that you will need. For example, if your business deals with powder goods such as dehydrated milk powder, salt or sugar then you will need a Vacuum conveying system. The Vacuum conveyor is perfect for this as it uses air to push the substance along hermetically sealed tubes preventing contamination of the product and the wider environment. It is better suited to the lighter materials and is also easy to clean and maintain.
If you need something a little less complicated, but with higher maintenance costs, then the Aeromechanical system might be better suited. It is similar to the Vacuum system but uses a ‘rope and disk method’. Disks are attached to wire rope that moves materials at great speed and they are able to be built to fit any building type including around corners.
One of the cheapest, and most simplest, of options is the fitting of a Flexible-Screw conveyor. This can move solid materials at a relatively quick rate but not as fast as the two previous options. It does work out to be the least expensive of the options available and if the system is combined it can cover a large area. This simplicity results in a low start up cost plus the maintenance of the system is easy to afford. There is also the added advantage of this system being able to last for a long time. It should depreciate slowly.
The final option is the Pneumatic Conveyor. They are extremely versatile and are able to fit into any conveyor job bracket. This does put their cost up considerably but this is countered by the fact that they will move anything you want over any distance you need and in any amount that you specify. Installing a system is also quite costly and this is a system that will take some direct planning both physically and economically before you commit to it.