State Of Conveying 2023 Report

Industrial Materials

In the industrial realm, nothing is more foundational to operational efficiency and productivity than the movement of materials. Here, industrial materials and conveyor belt systems take center stage, and their transportation is masterfully managed by automation conveyor systems and engineered mechanisms that have transformed industries worldwide. With that in mind, take a look at how Cablevey Conveyors and its tubular conveyor system can improve the efficiency of your production line.

What Are Tubular Conveyors?

Imagine the industrial conveyor belt: a robust workhorse, tirelessly transferring goods in factories, warehouses, and mines, a symbol of the industrial revolution and modern manufacturing. Now, imagine it with a sci-fi twist: a conveyor tucked away within a tube, running smoothly and quietly, out of sight but vital. 

It is an unsung hero in the material handling sector. It’s like the secret agent of conveyor systems, maintaining a low profile yet carrying out crucial tasks efficiently. This innovative system, essentially an industrial conveyor belt operating within a tube, allows for the gentle, dust-tight, and energy-efficient transportation of bulk materials.

How Does Industrial Conveyor Belt Work?

The materials are dragged through a fully enclosed tube via a chain with disks, moving across the factory floor beneath our feet, above our heads, or behind walls – a constant yet unseen lifeline keeping the industrial heart beating. The tubular belt conveyor system represents the evolution of industrial conveyance, taking the reliable mechanism of conveyor belts and adapting it for an increasingly diverse range of industrial applications.

Here’s a video of how Cablevey Conveyors does it:

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Tubular Conveying Serves a Broad Range of Industries

Conveying systems are ubiquitous in industrial operations, with multiple lines and types of conveyors operating simultaneously under the same roof. Yet not all conveyor systems are the same. Specific applications reap a more significant benefit from a conveyor that supplies a mode of transport and helps preserve product integrity for friable materials, supplies a greater degree of safety, conserves space, eases maintenance, and saves energy. The tubular drag conveying system from Cablevey Conveyors supplies all of those features and more.

The Features and Benefits of a Continuous Stream of Movement

The Cablevey’s cable and disc conveyor systems feature a modular design that provides a high level of flexibility, allowing for numerous configurations while optimizing the use of plant space. With a wide range of parts available in different sizes, tube diameters, and materials like stainless steel and polycarbonate tubing (clear), the system offers expanded possibilities for layout, including changes in direction and multiple inlets/outlets. This versatility allows for efficient utilization of floor space while maintaining an economical footprint.

Tubular Cable Systems Supply Numerous Advantages

Together, the combination of industrial materials and conveyor belt systems underpin economies globally. They allow industries to function at scale, supporting everything from mining and agriculture to manufacturing and logistics. This is the intricate and essential world of industrial materials and conveyor belt systems, where engineering excellence meets practical utility, driving the world of the industry forward.

Here are the advantages you can expect from Cablevey Conveyors, including our bulk material handling equipment:

Cablevey Conveyors
offers versatile systems
capable of transporting a wide range of industrial materials, including powders, biomass, plastics, pellets, and hemp.
They utilize tubular cable systems,
which greatly minimize energy consumption, with motors typically operating at just 5 HP.
The conveyors' modular design
allows for removable parts, providing maintenance crews with an easier way to perform upkeep tasks.
The tubular drag-style conveyors
handle delicate materials with the utmost care, ensuring minimal material degradation - a crucial feature for maintaining product integrity.
The design of
Cablevey Conveyors is enclosed,
which significantly reduces dust levels. This contributes to a safer and more sanitary environment in industrial settings, adhering to health and safety standards.

Cablevey Conveyors Offers a Gentle Way to Convey

In the dynamic world of industrial conveyance, Cablevey Conveyors stands out as a beacon of gentleness and efficiency. Its innovative design carefully navigates the delicate balance between productivity and preservation, ensuring that your materials, whether they’re powdery, granular, or fragile, reach their destination with minimal degradation.

Embrace the future of material handling with Cablevey Conveyors, where gentle conveyance meets industrial efficiency. To learn more about how we can revolutionize your operations, contact us today. Our team stands ready to guide you through the benefits and integration of this cutting-edge conveyor system. Let’s forge a path toward operational excellence together.


What Industries Benefit From Tubular Conveying?

Since it’s versatile and adaptable, tubular conveying provides benefits across numerous sectors, including food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemical industries, agriculture, and waste management. With pneumatic conveyor systems, the sealed environment and gentle handling are ensured. This also makes them ideal for delicate and hazardous materials, serving diverse industrial needs.

The slow, steady movement of a tubular drag conveying system minimizes friction and impact, preventing damage to delicate materials. This is especially useful for industries handling fragile or quality-sensitive products, such as food, pharmaceuticals, and fine chemicals.

These systems are designed with safety as a priority. The enclosed design reduces dust and prevents material spillage, minimizing potential hazards. Additionally, cable systems often have emergency stop features and are designed to prevent accidental contact with moving parts.

Tubular conveyors, due to their compact design, can operate vertically and horizontally, enabling them to navigate around existing plant structures and equipment. This efficient use of space makes them ideal for facilities with limited floor space.

 A modular design simplifies installation and maintenance, as individual sections can be replaced without disrupting the entire system. It also provides flexibility, allowing a conveyor belt for the warehouse system to be easily expanded or reconfigured to meet changing production needs.

These systems can handle a broad spectrum of materials, from fine powders and granules to larger items such as pellets or capsules. This makes them suitable for diverse industries, including food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and agricultural sectors.

Compared to other systems, tubular drag conveyors are energy-efficient. Their slower speeds and reduced friction mean they require less power to operate, typically around 5 HP, depending on the size and length of the conveyor and the material being transported.

Maintenance of both a regular tubular and a custom conveyor belt is relatively straightforward. The modular design allows for easy access to replaceable parts, and regular cleaning and inspection schedules help to prevent wear and tear.

Routine maintenance includes regular inspections for wear and tear, lubrication of moving parts, tension adjustments of the chain or cable, and cleaning to prevent material buildup.

An enclosed conveyor system, like a tubular conveyor, minimizes the escape of dust or particles, which is particularly beneficial in industries such as food processing or chemicals, where dust can pose health risks or contamination issues. Cablevey Conveyors even has a conveyor belt for food for extra protection. 

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