You must be well aware of the importance of loading and unloading equipment if you are from the supply chain industry. The heavy lifting work that goes into warehousing, racking, stacking, transportation, etc. is tremendous. MHE's ( Material Handling Equipment ) like forklifts, Cleaning Equipment, conveyor belts, etc. are significant to the supply chain industry.
Worker's safety will be at risk if the heavy products are moved from one place to another by manual labor. Moreover, the product can be damaged by human error. The products are stored and transported in bulk, so the use of loading and unloading equipment becomes mandatory to save time, cost, and increase productivity.
In this article, you will learn the types and use-cases of the most common and useful loading and unloading equipment: Conveyor Belts. You will also know where to buy one that suits your need.
So let's get right to it.
Why use Loading and Unloading Equipment: Conveyor System
Have you ever traveled via flight? If yes, then you must know that the system used to collect your luggage at the destination airport is in the form of a conveyor belt. That is because the conveyor belt makes it easy to load and unload luggage. The best thing about conveyor belts is that they can be installed almost anywhere, and are much safer than a standard forklift or other machines that move material. They can move loads of all shapes, sizes, and weights with efficiency, and are customizable. Also, many have advanced safety features that help prevent accidents.
Types of Conveyor Systems
There are a variety of options available for running conveying systems, including the hydraulic, mechanical, and fully automated systems, which are equipped to fit individual needs.
In a way, flexible conveyors are not much different from cargo trains. The snake-like mechanism is what makes it flexible. They are mechanical handling equipment, especially useful in applications involving the temporary transportation of heavy or bulky materials. You can fully extend it and contract it according to your need, and this makes them very popular in the material handling and packing industries. They have skate wheels that allow quick and efficient transportation for a wide variety of materials. These are the types of flexible conveyors that you can purchase from Nilkamal Material Handling.
EXPANDABLE HEAVY-DUTY ROLLER CONVEYOR(EHR)-GRAVITY FEED
A rigid conveyor that expands and contracts from 4000mm to 1500mm. It has a 50mm thick roller diameter, flat steel with powder coated or ribbed aluminum, and an alloy plated side plate. It also has a square tube support leg, all-caster with brake. It comes in different widths and wheel distances.
EXPANDABLE POWER ROLLER CONVEYOR(EPR)-MOTORISED
All metal part materials are stainless steel. It is popular with the food, chemical, medicine industry An added functionality is its 'with sensor' or 'without sensor' control model. It has a 1500mm closed length and 4000mm fully extended length. The roller diameter and side plates are the same as of 'Gravity Feed'. It has 3 motors standard unit.
EXPANDABLE HEAVY-DUTY STEEL CONVEYOR: GRAVITY FEED
This reinforced structure and SKB heavy-duty skate wheel EHS Conveyor achieves high load capacity, strong impact, resistance, and outstanding service expectancy, especially for high-density usage, impact loading, and heavy cargo handling. It has an HD Skate Wheel: Nilkamal’s SKB194 series heavy duty skate wheel, integrated with 220lbs/100kg capacity core bearing that gives an average duration of 10 million revolutions. Also, it includes double heavy-duty square tubing legs for easy height adjustment, longer service life, and better impact absorbing with patented safety.
EXPANDABLE LIGHT DUTY PLASTIC WHEEL CONVEYOR EXPRESS (ELP) GRAVITY FEED
This model has a nylon wheel that has a 49mm wheel diameter. Flat steel with powder coated or ribbed aluminum and alloy side plate. It also has a square tube support leg, all caster with brake.
Truck Loading and Unloading
These are hydraulic conveyor belts designed mainly for truck loading and unloading. It has a high grip PVC belt material so that the products do not get damaged during loading and unloading. The trucks have huge tires and all are different in height therefore this conveyor has a height-adjustable functionality operated by hydraulics. It also has a stop/start/reverse control at a variable speed. The frame is carbon steel material and powder coated. It has a 6" heavy-duty caster with a brake. Nilkamal offers this in different belt widths.
Telescopic Belt Conveyor
A unique belt conveyor that has advanced technology inbuilt. This model improves labor productivity and reduces the number of laborers required to load-unload. The conveyor is easy to set up and use. It has pop-out rollers that prevent items or fingers from getting stuck between the belt and machine. An incredible safety feature of Emergency Stop is included.
The corners are rounded to prevent bruising if impacted and all sharp edges are covered. All chains and other moving parts are encased or shielded, and all telescopic conveyors are fitted with a unique under-guarding design that fully protects operators from moving parts.
Nilkamal offers options of 20ft and 40ft overall length, and wheels for mobility and adjustable hydraulic.
All these are the best models available in the market. Hopefully, your mind is now loaded with the necessary information and unloaded of all doubts. Find the best fit for your needs and purchase the right equipment now!
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