Cable and tube conveyor systems are primarily used for consumables. Individual compartments that are adjustable move ingredients safely and as gently as needed through the stages of processing. Inspection cameras can be added to the system for monitoring, quality control, and helping technicians diagnose problems without taking the whole system apart. The versatility of this conveyor system makes it ideal for automation.
The system is completely closed once items are placed into the compartments. That means the tube can travel the shortest distance between stages. This increases efficiency and productivity. The installation can include drilling holes in the walls to allow the conveyor to go from room to room quickly without taking up too much space. If one stage of processing, such as steaming, takes place on the second floor, the conveyor can be sent there via angled sweep components and small holes in the flooring.
Inspection cameras can be installed along the conveyor route for monitoring and quality assurance purposes. Access is available on-site or remotely on any computer system. A major cost-saving advantage is that technicians can pinpoint a problem without taking the time to dissemble the entire conveyor to find the cause. Issues can be fixed quickly, with less labor costs, and very little down time. Plant managers can learn more here about other options that can be added during installation.
This conveyor system means components do not have to be handled by employees in order to be transported from one processing stage to another. This eliminates the need for an excessive workforce, an expensive air filtration system to keep the environment dry and dust-free, and drastically reduces the possibilities of waste and cross contamination. The labor, sanitation, and waste costs are virtually eliminated from operational budgets.
Depending on the diameter of tube selected, the conveyor can successfully move up to forty-five thousand pounds of parts, pieces, and final products every hour. That is achieved with the six-inch diameter, which is also the largest available. The four-inch tube diameter can handle a total of twenty-two thousand pounds per hour, with the two-inch tube able to move up to three-thousand pounds. Take the time to learn more here to select the right diameter for the needs and goals of the business.