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CCL Conveyors - The 5 best conveying systems for your warehouse.

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

As time progresses, and we work on more conveying systems for our customers you cannot help but be amazed at how much choice there is in the conveyor system marketplace, compared to several years ago. There are so many options to choose from, in terms of belt conveyors alone, that it can become somewhat overwhelming knowing where to start for customers. In this weeks blog we wanted to outline 10 different types of system that can be used in a specific environment, that being the warehouse, so here we go:

Belt Conveyor - This was (and continues to be) extremely prevalent in the warehouse environment. Why? because it is simple, cost effective and versatile. In its simple form a belt conveyor consists of two or more pulleys that hold one continuous length of material. The belt turns when power is applied, meaning that goods can be transported for 'A' to 'B'. As a company CCL have designed and built many bespoke belt conveyor systems over the years. It is the workhorse of not only the warehouse environment, but arguably the manufacturing sector as a whole.

Gravity Roller Conveyor - Another hugely popular system, and one that would often be seen in environments where packing was combined with distribution. The goods would be packed, and placed on a roller conveyor and sent down to a team who would pack into transport. These use cylindrical rollers on a slight incline so that goods flow down.

Powered Roller Conveyors - Powered conveyors offer assistance, capability and even adaptability to different sections of the conveyor, meaning that different parts for the system can have differing levels of power applied to them (zones that can be controlled). This application lessons the manual human intervention needed which is particularly welcome in certain circumstances.

Overhead conveyor systems are useful in the sense that they offer the opportunity to both free up space, and to combine different sectors of the process in one space ie storage and distribution. This means you could have a storage facility on a different level, and then use the conveyor system to get goods down a level (for example) for onward distribution.

Pallet handling conveyor systems are commonplace within the warehouse environment, for the simple reason that they are helpful in taking goods on pallets direct to where they need to be either further processed or used for onwards distribution. We can tailor these types of system to deal with varying weight limits, meaning you can rest assured that your system will be fit for purpose.

With all of the above be sure that you have a full and detailed discussion with us here at CCL to ensure that any bespoke conveyor system that you choose, is designed with best practice in mind. Feel free to reach out at any time to discuss your requirements further.

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