Overhead Conveyors Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Insider Look: Overhead Conveyors in Professional Launderers

    Have you ever thought about how large laundry cleaning companies keep track of the orders they receive? It isn't something that most people think about, but it is something extremely important. It turns out, the sorting and tracking of laundry is rather complicated and involved a variety of delicate industrial equipment and machinery. Large laundry companies use automated sorting machines placed on an overhead conveyor. The machine gives each garment unique tracking information to keep track of it while it is in the conveyor system. The items travel along an...

  • The What and Why of Overhead Conveyors

    Overhead conveyors have the obvious function of conveying items in the air, rather than on a surface connected to the ground. The main benefit of an overhead conveyor is that it utilizes the open space above employees and machines, maximizing every square inch of a factory floor. These conveyors are often used to transport a variety of goods, typically unusually-shaped items or items that cannot be touched by human hands without damaging the product. One of the main uses for overhead conveyors is in the transport of painted items. Typically,...

  • Maximizing Space with Overhead Conveyors

    If your company is trying to maximize space without expansion, then you need to purchase overhead conveyors. These mechanisms can be installed along the ceiling in the same way that regular conveyors, such as belt conveyors, roller conveyors or chain conveyors can be installed on the ground. The systems are often set up with sturdy plastic or metal tubes, with the actual overhead conveyors running along them by way of motors, air pressure or vacuums. They can be used to move all manner of products as long as they aren't...

  • Overhead Conveyors: A Space Saver

    When it comes to conveyors there are few that provide the convenience and space saving power that the overhead conveyor is able to. Since its inception in 1955 overhead conveyors have been snaking their way through warehouses, factories and stores all around the world. An overhead conveyor is an elevated conveyor system that is driven by a chain and uses trolleys to transport items from one side of a factory or ware house to the other. Most of the trolleys that these conveyors use can hold anywhere between ten and...

  • Another Method For Material Handling: The Overhead Conveyor

    A long time ago, the only way to move things from one place to another was by carrying or dragging them. However, today the possibilities for moving products and large objects seem to be nearly endless. There are carts and other wheeled tools, conveyor systems and more. One tool, the overhead conveyor, can be especially useful in industries ranging from industrial manufacturing to food processing. Overhead conveyors are a form of material handling equipment, used to move products, parts, packages, foods or pieces of equipment. This can be from one...

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Overhead Conveyors

Overhead conveyors are material handling equipment used in moving products, parts, packages, foods or equipment from one place inside a facility to another, or through various stages of automated manufacturing or finishing. Used to maximize floor space and save labor expense, overhead conveyors have three main types that are commonly used in manufacturing and distribution: automated electric monorail conveyors, enclosed track overhead conveyors and overhead chain conveyors.

Overhead conveyor manufacturers are creating innovative solutions to new manufacturing challenges every day. For instance, packaging industries have designed overhead conveyor systems pre-programmed to sort specific boxes into separate chutes, and in the retail industry, sophisticated, computer-controlled overhead conveyor systems are now being put to use for garment movement. Used for applications such as assembly automation, warehousing, distribution, paint finishing, creative retail designs and complex production, overhead conveyors ensure that the product or material is less likely to get damaged than conventional floor conveyors. Industries that benefit from overhead conveyors include automotive, leather, paper, food processing, garment, pharmaceutical, material handling and industrial manufacturing.

Overhead conveyor system tracks can be supported by ceilings, walls or floors using floor stands or racks. Overhead conveyors can be non-powered and driven by either manual or gravitational forces or they can be powered and driven by a load-carrying mechanism such as an electric motor, center drive, air pressure or vacuum. Monorail conveyors have a conveyor frame consisting of an I-beam monorail and trolleys with load bars or carriers that are powered by a power driven chain and are used to move products or materials along the rail. Enclosed track overhead conveyors have a conveyor frame consisting of a tubular enclosed track or “load bars”, on which trolleys to move products or materials along. Overhead chain conveyors have a conveyor frame that can have an enclosed tubular track, I-beam monorail, I-beam twin rail with trolleys or load bars with carriers. These can be powered manually or electrically. Most overhead conveyors have hooks in order to suspend the items being transported and operate on an endless loop for continuous product or material movement. Modern overhead conveyor systems are equipped not only to move parts across horizontal and vertical distances, but also to curve, divert, lift and sort products and packages as part of complete automated systems. These types of advanced conveying processes are done by brushes, magnets, automated levers, rails and even simple gravity.

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