There are many types of conveying systems for you to consider when you need to gently convey dry materials, like breakfast cereal, coffee, snack foods, nuts, powders, grains, pet food, and more.
Popular options include cable conveyors, round-link chain conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, bucket elevators, vacuum conveyors, aero mechanical conveyors, and screw augers.
But how do these systems rate head-to-head? What data is available to help you select the best option for your needs?
The infographic below provides an easy-to-use comparison chart of conveying options based on four critical considerations:
- Product Integrity: Maintaining the integrity and homogeneity of materials is critical in the conveying process, and some systems aren’t up for the challenge.
- Facility Requirements: Certain types of conveying systems can’t accommodate some workspaces and facility requirements.
- Maintenance and Downtime: A system that requires frequent maintenance and part replacements will affect production throughput and cost operation.
- Energy and Efficiency: The size of the motor and the amount of horsepower required to run a conveying system can have a major impact on production costs.