How Much Does a Conveyor Cost?
The right kind of conveyor system can do wonders for the productivity of a factory or industrial plant, as it can eliminate some steps in the manufacturing process and accomplish others much more efficiently. If you’re in the market for a heavy-duty conveyor system for your company, the first question that likely came to mind is “How much will it cost?” There’s no simple answer to that question, however, as there are many different factors that will come into play when determining the initial costs your company will face. Yes, there are “cookie-cutter” conveyor systems on the market that have set prices, but these are not a good option for companies that want a conveyor that accomplishes specific goals and is manufactured to fit in a pre-determined space.
Custom Conveyor Solutions
Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) manufactures custom conveyors that can accomplish any type of bulk material delivery needs and can perform in the most hazardous of environments. When determining what one of these heavy-duty conveyors will cost, there are a lot of variables to consider. They include:
The Type of Conveyor That is Needed
Though the ultimate goal is the same—moving high volumes of bulk material as quickly and efficiently as possible—the type of conveyor that is needed will depend on the type of material that is involved. For example, if the material is small or granular, like food waste, aggregates, cereal grains, or boiler ash, a screw conveyor that utilizes a rotating screw blade within a tube might be a good choice. For harsher applications and larger materials, an apron conveyor with overlapping plates that form the carrying service may be a better option. These are popular in the power, chemical, cement, mining, and paper industries.
One of the biggest differentiators in the conveyor industry is the ability of a conveyor to reliably perform in extreme environments. Simply put, many of the products on the market aren’t engineered to be able to handle extreme corrosion, severe abrasion, and high temperatures for long periods. At MHE, we utilize heavy-duty elements, such as custom-engineered drive components, special wear-resistant alloys, and internal Ni-Hard gravity take-up bearings. This ensures that our heavy-duty conveyors will perform dependably for decades.
The Footprint It Will Occupy
Another important factor to consider when choosing a conveyor is the available space. While a pre-manufactured conveyor might have to be crammed into a space it wasn’t designed for, a custom conveyor can be built to match the exact specifications of the plant. This will result in greater efficiency and produce sufficient space for the operators of the conveyor, which can lead to improved safety.
We Can Manufacture a Custom Conveyor for Your Company
MHE has been a recognized leader in custom conveyors since we first entered the industry in 1927. We manufacture heavy-duty conveyors that meet precise customer specifications, and we do it for a price that is similar to what you’d pay for a pre-fabricated conveyor. Additionally, we provide all the necessary training and are available 24/7 to provide technical support.
If you’re interested in learning more about the custom heavy-duty conveyors we offer, contact MHE today to schedule a consultation.