They are used in various industry zones, from distribution, logistics, production, to airports, picking or sorting areas (like, for example, the ones for waste, and many more).
Regardless the conveyor model, they are made from a frame onto which is installed the transporting part made from belts, rolls, wheels or chains. The products are placed on the transporting part. The conveyors are operated manually-gravitationally, or electric when using motors (adjustable speed). The electric ones can have implemented the functionality to stop the collision of the products in the areas where they might accumulate, by using optical sensors which confirm the existence of the free areas before letting the next package go.
The conveyors or the transport systems can be installed on the floor but also can be suspended, depending on the needs of the applications for which they are designed, ordered and produced.
They can be used for products with weights from light and medium, to heavy, or palletized.
The belt conveyors are recommended in general for bulk or voluminous products, but also for the packed or boxed ones. They are also met in the luggage areas in airports, having, most probably, the widest range of applications. The belts are in general made from rubber, but they can be also from plastic, leather, textile material, metal.
The roller transporters can be electric or gravitational. They are mainly used in the distribution areas, luggage handling, assembly lines, production or logistics zones (loading/unloading).
The transport belts with wheels are suited for boxes with smooth and rigid base.
Chain conveyors are based on the same principle as the bicycle: the circular chain in installed on 2 wheels which are providing it a constant motion. They can have one or more chains. They are recommended for the heavy weighted or palletized products, and are used for the transfer systems. They are suited for the areas where are used oils or are many impurities.