How Air Can Improve Traditional Conveyor Systems
Traditional belt conveyors are highly useful in both commercial and industrial settings. Nearly every warehouse and factory uses some version of a conveyor. Packing centers use conveyors to transport packages, airlines use conveyors to move luggage, grocery stores use conveyors to move groceries, and factories use conveyors to move products from one place to another. Many factories use automatic conveyors to help products travel through automatic machines and slide products past human workers for quality control or to complete processes that robots cannot do.
Many items that are shipped down conveyor systems are heavy, and can weigh down the components of the conveyor, causing it to go slower. One way that conveyors can help facilitate the process of objects moving down the line is by adding air conveyor systems to the belt conveyor, effectively lightening the load resting on the conveyor belt.
These systems have a variety of advantages, including:
Faster move times: When objects are lighter, they can move faster. Air-supported air conveyor systems can make objects feel lighter against the conveyor, which helps the conveyor to move at a higher speed. This can increase the speed of production, and reduce the wait time between factory processes.
Reduced conveyor wear: Less weight on the components of the conveyor will help keep the components of the system in top condition. The less strain on the conveyor components, including the belt and motor, the longer the unit will last, reducing the cost of operating the unit.
Easy installation: Air conveyor additions are surprisingly easy to install. Most air-supported conveyors come with easy-to-assemble sections that make it easy to get back to production sooner and without error. If a part of the assembly breaks, they are easy to disassemble and repair as well.