Conveyor belts are systems of transportation for goods, bulk materials, or energy, that rely on rollers, wheels, and pulleys to drive and support continuously moving platforms. They can be as simple as a belt wrapped around two rollers affixed to a frame, or may be extremely complex. Complex systems can accommodate various steps in manufacturing processes, from handling raw materials to packing containers for shipping, and all points between. They can be small, such as the drive belts on vacuum cleaners and sewing machines, or large enough to move farm equipment, airplanes, and even the Space Shuttle.
Conveyor systems are any combination of material handling equipment that move, or convey, different packages, products, parts, foods or equipment from one point to another, or several others points within a facility. Typically, the goal of this conveyance is to move goods through different stages of finishing, through different stages of automated manufacturing or simply to different locations. In addition to material handling, conveyor systems benefit applications including shipping and receiving, distribution, sintering, finishing, parts washing, packaging and warehousing. These applications reside in, among others, industries such as aerospace, automotive, commercial and retail manufacturing, food processing, industrial manufacturing, military and defense, paper and pharmaceutical.
Conveyor systems serve a variety of applications, and for that reason, conveyor system manufacturers offer a variety of standard system configurations. These include belt conveyor systems, chain conveyor systems, roller conveyor systems, overhead conveyor systems, vertical conveyor systems and chute conveyor systems. Most of these systems are automated, though a few, such as chute and roller systems, are not. Conveyor systems can be made up of any number of unique combinations of conveyor configurations, allowing them to move items vertically or horizontally and/or to divert, lift, curve and sort products with high levels of efficiency.
Conveyors are a type of material handling equipment which assists in moving products, packages, foods or equipment from one place inside a facility to another, or through various stages of automated manufacturing or finishing. Because conveyors move such a broad range of items, different conveyor configurations are available to meet the material handling needs of manufacturers and distributors everywhere. Belt conveyors are the most common, followed by chain conveyors, roller conveyors, spiral conveyors, overhead conveyors, vertical conveyors and conveyor systems, which may use combinations of many different conveyor types.
Conveyors are usually motorized, but some conveyor types, such as ball transfer and chute, are gravity conveyors. Pneumatic conveyors also assist in transporting materials, but these tubular air-powered conveyors specialize in bulk powder solid transportation, a different type of conveying. Manufacturers and package handlers in almost every industry make use of various types of conveyors or conveyor systems, especially food conveyors and industrial conveyors, to transport parts, products and packages through various processing systems. In a setting, such as a manufacturing business, conveyors may be set up between work stations.
When it comes to useful gadgets and tools to keep around a workshop, the hose reel seems to be one of the most underrated items. However, among other benefits, its ability to transform a work space in terms of functionality and organization alone make this piece of equipment a must have. The purpose of this article is to focus on the industrial information regarding hose and cord reels, and provide an in-depth overview of its design and uses.
On its most basic level, a hose reel is a cylindrical piece of equipment that holds the purpose of store hoses and other lengthy materials. Due to its design, it quickens the process of winding and unwinding hoses with great ease by ensuring a tangle and kink free means of storage. Reels come in a variety of materials with the most common ones being plastic, fiberglass, or metal. They range in size to fit a wide demographic of needs as well, and can be used to hold anything from a simple garden water hose to a heavy duty industrial sized fire hose. In some cases, a hose or cable reel can be used to hold large amounts of rope and cable, and provide a connection to an electric current as well.
Lubricants, also known as lubes, are substances used to reduce friction (increase lubricity) and heat generated between two surfaces. They can also facilitate the transportation of particles, and heating and cooling forces. In addition, they can be used as a conductive agent to increase the flow of a current.
Lubricants are an essential part of the proper function and maintenance of machines and components with two or more moving parts that rub together. Some of the industries in which lubricants are used include: automotive, aerospace, marine, metal fabrication and food and beverage.
Lubrication systems are designed to pump and apply lubricant in controlled intervals and pressure to various machine parts or components. First introduced as manually-operated machinery, lubrication equipment has advanced to offer automatic lubricators that are able to provide a more efficient and reliable method of applying lubricants.