Industrial uses of belt conveyors
Conveyor systems, in their multiple configurations, are used in plenty of industries along the assembly line to move or store materials and products between different working areas for each supply chain task to be efficiently performed. Lighter-duty conveyors handle all stages of manufacturing processes, from production to packaging, and support logistics operations in all industries where products or items are handled per unit. Therefore, roller and belt conveyors are essential in manufacturing facilities of consumer goods, including the most demanding food and beverage industry, warehouse and distribution centers to sort and prepare documents, boxes and parcels for delivery. Also, they are applied in more specific applications where logistics also play a crucial role. It’s the case of airports where thousands of baggage are loaded, unloaded and checked daily. On the other hand, the most common heavy industries, like mines, cement plants, salt and sugar plants, steel and power plants, crushing and recycling industries, import and export terminals, take advantages of belt conveyors to transport significant quantities of heavy loads of bulk materials along long distances to connect different working areas.