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Five steps to choosing a conveyor

By Ben Ames | March 24, 2016 | 7:00 AM

Choosing a new conveyor is a harder job than it looks. Any warehouse manager who has purchased new conveyor equipment in recent years knows that outfitting a facility with conveyor equipment demands a crash course in recent technology advances, a spreadsheet to balance the benefits of different options, and an accounting degree to pick the best payment plan.

Now a new infographic from Dorner Manufacturing Corp. of Hartland, Wisc., simplifies the process by presenting a graphic display describing “Five easy steps to choosing a conveyor.”

The diagram offers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions the vendor hears from its customers, including:

  • environmental influences (such as wipe down and wash down)
  • configuration (options for layouts and design types),
  • size range (matching the conveyor equipment to the material handling needs in your DC),
  • motors and accessories, and
  • choosing a belt type.

Check out the infographic for a quick lesson in the components and pieces of a conveyor, the options and configuration varieties available for each part, and the ideal context and product for that specific element.

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