What is a Conveyor System? Everything You Need to Know

If you don’t know them by name, you’d certainly know them by sight. Conveyor systems are a staple in warehouses across Australia and worldwide, particularly in industries that specialise in material-handling and assembly lines. They are a system that is designed for efficiently moving products and materials across a workstation with maximum ease and efficiency. They are also used in airports at baggage check areas, as they are ideal for moving items along as each person moves through the security line.

In this blog, Erect-A-Rack addresses the commonly-asked question of “what is a conveyor system” and discusses which industries need them to function properly. We also look at what kinds of businesses could see their productivity flourish with the installation of their very own.

Understanding What is a Conveyor System

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Conveyor systems are designed to reduce the need for workers to lift and carry particularly heavy or awkward items and allow for them to be safely transported from one location to another. They can be installed in almost any type of warehouse or workplace and are especially helpful for those that are too small to allow for other lifting and moving machinery like forklifts.

Coming in a range of high performance styles, conveyor systems are typically quiet and cost-effective; two factors that can make or break a productive workplace.

Which businesses should use them?

These systems are typically used in industrial storage solutions such as mining, automotive, agricultural, technology, food processing, pharmaceutical and packaging. They are ideal for companies that have to move awkward or heavy loads like pallets and drums, raw materials, crates or unloading bulk items from freighters.

What options are available?

Not every industry will require the same type of conveyor systems, which is why Erect-A-Rack offers a range of options and additions tailored for your industry.

The beauty of conveyor systems is that they are modular, meaning they can be moved within your warehouse to best suit productivity and need. Easily customised to include elevation, prevent product rollback, or incorporate sidewalls to prevent your product from spilling over the edges.

Choose the Experts in Conveyor Systems

When it comes to conveyor systems, we know what’s best. Our range of conveyor systems can be customised to any size warehouse or production site and are designed to last. If you think your business could benefit from a conveyor system, mezzanine floor and cantilever racking system reach out to the team at Erect-A-Rack. Our installation experts will be able to help you choose the type of system that will best suit your workplace, according to the industry you’re in. We can deliver a fast quote to help you make the decision to switch to conveyor systems swiftly and increase the safety and speed of your business.