Conveyors play a huge role in packaging, assembly, and automation systems both large and small. At a factory, however, they might be an afterthought as you look around at the other processes taking place.
Historically, conveyor design hasn’t changed much, and the reason why may be more straightforward than you think. As a critical piece of equipment, they have been reliable for decades, but are a rather simple piece of machinery made up of a frame, belt, and motor. In short, the original, traditional conveyor design is solid; new technology makes new conveyor design more intuitive, but the skeleton of the machine remains largely similar to models from years ago.
Yet, conveyors are the bridge from one island of automation to the next and significantly contribute to the performance and efficiency of an entire system. Companies are now looking at how they can advance and modernize the simple conveyor design to improve assembly and processing. Automation is essential in how many products are made and challenges like manual and robotic tasks create room for further innovation, which is why there are various types of conveyors.
The constant evolution of technology, like conveyors, allows for solutions to our everyday challenges. Due to COVID-19, there has been a significant reduction in manual labor, but automation and conveyor systems have stepped in to fill in the gaps during this time in order to keep everyone safe, while also meeting the demands of both businesses and consumers. Looking to the future, conveyors will be more important than ever as technology continues to progress and businesses start to re-open.
If you want to get ahead of the curve and implement the most cost-effective and reliable solution, don’t underestimate the power of a modern and intuitive conveyor system.
Here at Quintec Integration, we are experts in conveyor integration and the number one choice for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and the US government. We work with and install 9 different types of conveyors, as well as accessories or custom parts, and replacement parts for your pre-existing equipment. Our machinery is top-of-the-line and allows us to engineer, install, and support any project that involves a conveyor. Quintec will provide you with high-capacity, dependable material handling systems that meet peak volume rates and use low-risk, high-quality technologies.