How to choose the right Vertical Conveying System


How to choose the right Vertical Conveying System

Vertical conveying systems are integral to various industries, ranging from manufacturing to warehousing and distribution. They are designed to move goods vertically, saving space and enhancing operational efficiency. However, choosing the right vertical conveying system for your specific needs can be a complex process. This blog will guide you through the essential factors to consider to make an informed decision.

1. Understand Your Needs

A. Type of Material

Identify the types of materials you will be transporting. Are they bulk solids, liquids or packed items? Different systems handle different materials:

  • Bucket Elevators are ideal for bulk materials like confections, powders, pet food, coffee, hardware, seeds/nuts, grains & recycles/wastes.

  • Spiral Conveyors work well with packed products such as bags, bundles, totes, containers, shrink wrapped products, crates, tires, carton wrapped products, trays and cartons. Also mass products like bottles, cans, jars, cups and pouches are suitable for transportation on Spiral Conveyors

B. Load Capacity

Determine the maximum load capacity required. This includes the weight of individual items and the total weight the system needs to handle per cycle. Ensure the system can handle peak loads to avoid downtime and inefficiency.

2. Consider Operational Factors

A. Throughput Requirements

Assess the speed and frequency at which you need to move materials. High-throughput operations may require continuous systems like spiral conveyors, while lower throughput needs might be met with VRCs.

B. Maintenance and Reliability

Consider the maintenance needs and reliability of the system. Look for systems with proven track records and consider the availability of spare parts and technical support.

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