Conveyors are used immensely in the production process and manufacturing industry. One of the more frequently used types of conveyors is the incline conveyor. Incline conveyor are used when there is a displacement of products between different heights. They are used in applications where products are transported across different elevations.
Incline conveyors can be used for displacement across different heights on the same platform or they can be used across different floors. For instances in which incline conveyors are elevated extremely high, they are integrated with a “Noseover” mechanism which enables the material being moved to come to a leveled and horizontal position before unloading. This assists with the prevention of materials falling while other materials are being conveyed from lower elevations to higher elevations.
Here are the 5 prominent benefits of incline conveyors:
- Incline conveyors can transport breakable items with increased safety due to the precise, angles and automated mechanism.
- Automated incline conveyors can easily unload, heavier material at desired heights without the intervention of a worker.
- Incline conveyors are advantageous in manufacturing environments or transportation, areas with multiple levels to move materials from one level to another.
- The ‘reverse’ mechanism of incline conveyors allows products to be transported both backward and forward.
- Incline conveyors are effective for transporting bulky materials from one elevation to another with ease and efficiency.
When selecting an incline conveyor, it is key that you know your operations requirements. By knowing whether it is incline or decline, one can then decide on the route of the conveyor, selecting the correct belt and conveyor for your applications.
Incline conveyors are most useful for incline and decline operations, injection molding, stamping, hoppers, bowel feeders. Packaging and walk-unders.
Incline conveyors are best suited for the following industries: