A conveyor system, as the name suggests, is used for conveying or carrying materials from one location to another. The system may use different mechanisms for transferring the material from one place to another, it may use a belt conveyor, chain conveyor, food handling conveyors, table top conveyor or powered rollers. Conveyor belts are widely uses, right from heavy industries to airports, in shipping companies and dockyards, and even in automobile or food manufacturing industries. For instance, you may simply want to shift containers or pallets from one location to another or you may be required to carry out some operations on the products (canning/bottling/food processing).
Since plastic or metal platelets are used, this type of conveyor can be used in extreme weather conditions which would otherwise destroy a rubber belt. Chain conveyors can also be used for transporting material up or down an incline.
Instead of chain driven power rollers, shaft driven rollers can also be used for conveying comparably lighter loads as in small packaging units. Each roller is connected to powered drive running the entire length of the conveyor through small belts or bands. The products have to be big enough not to fall between the rollers for this system to work correctly.
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