The Industries Served By Conveying Systems
Conveying systems make modern manufacturing and assembly possibly by providing an automated method of bulk handling. Not only are conveyor systems found in plants, factories, and warehouses, they are also commonly used for in-field projects like construction, aggregate handling, mining and more. Some of the many industries served by conveying systems include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Apparel and Textile
- Chemical and Petrochemical
- Consumer Goods
- Food and Beverage Processing
- Oil and Gas
- Warehouse Management
Major Types of Conveying Systems
Conveying systems are able to serve such a diverse range of industries and have so many broad applications because they can be customized to best suit the characteristics of the materials being conveyed. For example some systems may be designed to convey liquids, grains, and aggregates, while other systems are developed to move solids, which can range from small and lightweight to huge and heavy. Different capacity and speed rates can also be achieved as needed. The three major types of conveying systems include the following:
Belt Conveyors – Belt conveyors, also commonly called conveyor belts, utilize a system of two or more pulleys to endlessly loop a belt. Anything placed on the belt will be conveyed from one side to the other. Belt conveyors typically operate horizontally, but may also be designed to work on an incline.
Screw Conveyors – Screw conveyors function by rotating a helical screw blade, typically within a tube to prevent spillage. They are very effective for conveying liquids and granular materials such as grain or aggregates. The spiraling blade pushes the material through the tube. The speed of transfer can be controlled by the rotation rate of the shaft.
Bucket Elevators – Bucket elevators utilize a belt and pulley system to convey a network of buckets in a loop. The buckets allow for the easy conveyance of liquids or other flowable bulk materials such as fertilizer or grain against gravity in a vertical or inclined direction. Centrifugal force is used to get the material out of the buckets and into the discharge chute. For this reason they often require operation at relatively high speeds to best utilize centrifugal force.
Semco Provides Quality Parts and Equipment
Semco provides a full range of high quality parts and equipment for use with conveying systems. Replacement parts and equipment can be procured with a quick, efficient turnaround, allowing businesses to minimize downtime and rapidly return their facilities or operations to peak productivity levels.
Semco Custom Designs Outstanding Conveyor Systems
Semco is committed to outstanding service and value. A major part of that commitment is in providing the absolute best conveying system for a given client and application. We will custom design your system to best reflects the flow rate, capacity, material, and operational demands that are in play. We will work closely with you from start to finish to ensure that your conveying system fully meets your needs.