What Are the Benefits of a Custom Conveyor?
If your company deals with any type of bulk material that needs to be moved quickly and efficiently, there will likely come a point where a custom conveyor becomes a necessity. Conveyor systems are able to transport all types of materials with unmatched efficiency, and you can count on them to perform year after year in hazardous conditions. While the initial setup costs may be high, there’s no doubt that a custom conveyor system will pay for itself in almost no time.
Stock vs. Custom Conveyors
If you’ve started researching the different types of conveyors that are available, you will likely notice that there are many manufacturers who offer “cookie-cutter” conveyors that have already been constructed and are ready for service. You’ve likely also discovered that there are manufacturers that will evaluate your specific material handling needs and custom-build a conveyor that can accomplish them. So, which option is better? Here are some factors to consider:
While a stock conveyor may do a decent job and can be on your plant floor in a faster time frame, it won’t be able to work as efficiently as a conveyor that has been custom-engineered for your company.
Custom conveyors can handle any type of bulk material, including food waste, cement, fly ash, bottom ash, aggregates, grains, and much more. Stock conveyors, on the other hand, might not have the customizations needed to handle particular materials.
If you’re looking for a conveyor that is going to be able to deliver reliable performance for many years in an environment that is abrasive, corrosive, or features extreme temperatures, a custom-manufactured, heavy-duty conveyor is the only option. That’s because they are manufactured using heavy-duty components, such as custom-engineered drive components, special wear-resistant alloys, and internal Ni-Hard gravity take-up bearings.
Another strong argument for custom conveyors is that they can be built to match the specifications of your plant and the location it will occupy. This way, you won’t have to move things around to make space and you will have sufficient room for the operators needed to maintain the conveyor during use. This can be a significant factor in improved safety.
Materials Handling Equipment Offers Custom Conveyor Solutions
Since 1927, Materials Handling Equipment has been helping industrial companies from a wide array of industries with their conveyance needs. All of our conveyors are custom manufactured based on the client’s specific goals, and they are able to perform dependably in the most extreme conditions thanks to their heavy-duty construction. We offer all types of conveyors, including:
- Bucket elevators
- Screw conveyors
- Drag conveyors
- Pan conveyors
- Apron conveyors
- Belt conveyors
- Live bottom dischargers
We will visit your factory, discuss your goals, and help you select the perfect type of conveyor to meet them. We’ll also ensure that your staff is trained to operate your conveyor, and we’re available 24/7 should an issue ever arise.
If you would like additional information about the heavy-duty, custom-manufactured conveyors we offer, contact Materials Handling Equipment today. We can’t wait to add your company to our list of satisfied customers.