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Conveyor systems can be a critical component in an industrial facility. They are comprised of a single or several mechanical devices used to move materials or goods from one location to another. These systems play a significant role in various types of industrial and manufacturing applications, where they may be used during production, assembly, storage, or transport of products.
Conveyors may require maintenance to ensure production efficiency and to sustain the working life of these systems. Horizon Industrial is a trusted Calgary millwright company that specializes in a broad range of industrial conveyor systems. At Horizon Industrial, we can repair any conveyor system, we can install any new conveyor system, and we have the expertise to maintain any conveyor system to ensure you get the maximum life out of your equipment.
At Horizon Industrial, we offer full installation services for conveyor systems, including expert consultation and project management for new conveyor system installations. Our team works closely with clients to ensure that their conveyor systems are designed and installed to meet their unique needs and specifications. We also offer equipment relocation services to help clients optimize their facility layouts and improve efficiency.
When conveyor systems break down, it can cause significant downtime and disruptions to production schedules. That’s why we offer emergency repair services available 24/7, as well as routine maintenance and repair services. Our experienced team can identify and address issues before they cause downtime, and we use only high-quality components and tools for all repairs and maintenance. We also offer replacement of worn or damaged components, troubleshooting and diagnostic services, and upgrades and retrofits to improve the efficiency and productivity of existing conveyor systems.
Regular maintenance is essential for keeping conveyor systems operating efficiently and minimizing downtime. We offer scheduled maintenance plans to help clients stay on top of maintenance tasks and minimize disruptions to their production schedules. Our comprehensive maintenance programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, and our experienced team works to identify potential issues and address them before they become major problems.
Types of Conveyor Systems
How Conveyor Systems Work
Conveyor systems work by using a continuous loop of material, typically a belt or chain, that moves along a series of rollers or pulleys. As the material moves along the conveyor, it can be transported horizontally, vertically, or at an incline. Various components, such as motors, gears, and drives, work together to power the conveyor and move the material along the system.
Categories of Conveyor Systems
There are two categories of conveyor systems: bulk material handling systems and unit material handling systems. Bulk material handling systems are used to move large volumes of materials, while unit material handling systems are used to move individual units or items.
Basic Components of a Conveyor System
Conveyor systems typically include several basic components, such as the conveyor belt or chain, rollers or pulleys, motors, gears, and drives. Other components may include sensors, switches, and controllers to monitor and control the operation of the conveyor system.
There are six main types of conveyor systems, including belt conveyors, roller conveyors, chain conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket conveyors, and vibrating conveyors. Each type is designed for specific applications and has unique features and benefits.
Motors Used in Conveyor Systems
Conveyor systems typically use electric motors to power the movement of materials along the conveyor. The type of motor used depends on the specific application and the requirements of the conveyor system.
Hazards Associated with Conveyor Systems
Conveyor systems can pose several hazards to workers, including entanglement, pinch points, and falling objects. It’s essential to take steps to identify and address potential hazards to ensure the safety of workers who operate and maintain conveyor systems.
Difference Between Belt Conveyor and Chain Conveyor
Difference Between Belt Conveyor and Conveyor Belt
“Belt conveyor” and “conveyor belt” are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. A conveyor belt is the material that moves along the conveyor system, while a belt conveyor is the machine that moves the conveyor belt. A conveyor belt can be made from various materials, such as rubber, fabric, or metal, and can come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on the specific application.
Why Preventative Maintenance?
Having your conveyor checked and serviced on a regular basis, as a preventative measure may reduce if not potentially eliminate the necessity for major repair. Repairs cannot only be expensive but also disruptive at times. Lengthening the period in between repairs by ensuring routine maintenance makes more economic sense.