A discussion of the belt conveyors vital importance in industry and services.
There are many pieces of equipment which are often forgotten about, but are integral to the smooth running of our lives and businesses.
One such piece of equipment is the belt conveyor. It is regularly forgotten about, but it is very important in keeping life moving.
Imagine the problems which would encounter at airports if belt conveyors did not exist. Millions of people pass through airports every day and they rely on the fact that their luggage will meet them at the end of their journey.
Equally, when meeting their luggage, the use of the belt conveyor means that passengers can find and pick up their items, shortening the amount of time which needs to be spent in the airport.
Even a task as simple as the weekly food shopping is made easier by the belt conveyor. The queues in supermarkets would be unbearable as trolley after trolley would line up and each individual would have to be served manually.
Think also of the number of runners in the gym using a treadmill, which is of course based on a belt conveyor.
In business, the belt conveyor has allowed businesses to speed up processes, work faster and efficiently, whilst maintaining accuracy.
Take, for example, the pharmaceuticals industry. The sheer number of tablets and pills which require packing in the correct order and quantity would not necessarily get dealt with in an accurate and timely manner but for the involvement of a belt conveyor. Different types of drugs and medicines can be effectively sorted out, checked, monitored and packed in seconds. In an industry where time is money, the ability to meet demand is absolutely imperative. Being able to deliver in an efficient, timely manner means that the pharmaceutical companies rely heavily on different types of belt conveyers.
Similarly, consider the supply of food and other such products. The benefit of belt conveyers in supermarkets has been discussed here.
However, the beginning of the chain must also be considered. In the factories, food packing halls and distribution centres, the belt conveyor is integral to ensuring products are dealt with correctly and quickly. The sooner perishable items in particular make it to the shop floors, the better. Old fashioned customer service in the supermarkets relies on the belt conveyor.
Whether that is due to the production line of packers working in time with the belt conveyor, or the use of the belt conveyor to ensure that the right products are distributed to the right crates, the belt conveyor must never be forgotten.
This guest post has been written by Matthew Dawson, a leading marketing specialist. He recommends companies use Belt Conveyors to promote efficiency within the pharmaceuticals and food industries.