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Industrial Conveyor Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial conveyor manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source industrial conveyor manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These industrial conveyor companies can design, engineer and manufacture industrial conveyors to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these industrial conveyor manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether it’s for a manufacturer of flexible conveyors, drag chain conveyors, or roller conveyors.

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  • Benefits of Bevel Gear Conveyors

    A bevel gear is a special kind of gear that have two shaft axes that intersect. The tooth-bearing faces of the gear are shaped in a cone-like design. The entire design of a bevel gear looks like a cone and is typically used with 90 degree shafts, but they can also be used for other angles as well. A bevel gear is highly useful for conveyors, because the beveled system is ideal for handling the movement and speed of conveyor belts. A bevel gear can provide many benefits to a...

  • Conveyor Safety Issues

    The industrial conveyor is the lifeblood of most manufacturing factories and production plants. Without the conveyor, many processes would take much longer, and a wider variety of equipment. The conveyor can help products pass through different areas where pieces are added along the way to create the finished product. An industrial conveyor can also guide products through packaging, painting, sterilization, and many other processes necessary to create uniform, safe products for use all over the world in every industry imaginable. However, the use of conveyors, although widespread, is not without...

  • Conveyor Design: The CEMA

    As much as we who embrace the arts would like for all aspects of creation to have free reign, within the industrial context there must be regulations for design. If a company were to fashion a product like a conveyor with no standards for operation, size or safety, it might not turn out to be a conveyor in the end at all. Or if it did, it could be incredibly cheap and fall apart quickly or be a safety risk for the operators who run it. A standard for design...

  • Conveyors: Manufacturing for the Manufacturing Industry

    The manufacturing industry is a vast field, with specialists creating everything from cars to valves to dolls to cans of food to shoes. In our consumer obsessed society there is a demand for everything imaginable and a manufacturing business out there somewhere who is willing to create it. This can be an excellent thing when it comes to an outpouring of creativity and a steady provision of jobs. Also, the manufacturing industry has special manufacturing companies that are geared toward making items just for them; a manufacturing business for the...

  • Conveyor Systems: Rolling Cheese Downhill in Safety

    by Marjorie Steele, Editor at IQS My husband and I were watching the faux-news the other night when the commentator showed a clip from a recent Amazing Race episode. This competition which was, appropriately, located in Switzerland involved competitors running down a hill with a two hundred pound cheese wheel strapped to their backs. Inevitably, one of the competitors tripped (tragically and hilariously), releasing the wheel of cheese from his back which then you guessed it rolled all the rest of the way down the hill (breaking a wooden fence...

  • Eriez® Reports Increase in Sales and Demand for Conveyors used in Sanitary Applications

    Eriez® has increased production of their popular TM and VMC Conveyors in response to growing sales and demand from customers in sanitary industries. “We are experiencing a spike in sales of our Model TM and VMC Conveyors for use in food applications, including candy and pet food,” says Rob Yandrick, Product Manager-Vibratory. Model TM Conveyors are an ideal choice for applications requiring a custom and unique design. These mechanical drive units--offered in various sizes and lengths--can be suspended or base-mounted. They feature capacity of up to 275 tons per hour...

Industry Information

Industrial Conveyors

Industrial conveyors are machines employed by manufacturing companies. Their general function is to transport materials or objects from one fixed point to another within a certain space. A conveyor’s specific function, however, varies greatly according to the type of materials it is designed to transport. For example, some industrial conveyors are powered by electric motors, while others work completely without electricity, and require an operator to keep the system running. Furthermore, some systems are portable and may be broken down and reassembled quickly and easily.

Two types of well-known industrial conveyors are belt conveyors and auger conveyors. Belt conveyor systems function using a rubberized belt that is wrapped around a series of rollers, some of which are connected to a motor that turns the rollers. After the motor turns the rollers, the rollers move the belt. Said belt, which is sometimes replaced with a metal chain belt or a plastic belt, must be tensioned properly in order to make sure it runs smoothly. If not, the belt may get caught on one or more components within the system. The next common industrial conveyor, the auger conveyor, features a large screw blade or auger that is contained within the system, usually inside a tube. As the auger conveyor turns, those contents in the conveyor are propelled forward along the length of the system. Contents of an auger conveyor are usually some form of fine particulate, grain or semi-solid material. These materials include: wood waste, wood chips, aggregates, cereal grains, animal feed, boiler ash, meat and bone meal and municipal solid waste. This system requires that the belt be laid flat or at a slight angle only in a straight line, because the auger or screw itself must be straight.

Some industrial conveyors are required to run around corners or in other non-linear fashions. These industrial conveyors usually operate using a drag chain system. In this case, the conveyor contains a long cable or chain to which discs are attached. The cable or chain will pull the discs through the chamber where, in between each disc, material is loaded and pulled along through the system. In this system, there is little or no clearance between the discs and the side walls of the chamber, which prevents material from backsliding. For this reason, discs must be made from a durable material that will not succumb to friction. Consumer standard and custom options for industrial conveyors are nearly endless and those that are well-chosen and well-maintained will no doubt serve their purpose well for many years.

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