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Types Of Robot Unit Conveyors

Many industries of today rely heavily on the use of conveyor systems to transport various parts or materials inside the production facility.Such systems are extremely important because they free up the workforce while reducing the hazards, especially when they are used in dangerous areas of the facility.Conveyors increase the efficiency of the production process, they are easy to operate and maintain, and they help cutting the costs, so they are preferred by most manufacturers in many industries.There are many types of conveyor systems, so practically any industry will find one that suits its needs.Besides, by going for a modular system, a manufacturer can reuse it with minimum tweaks when they switch to mass producing a new product.There are two big categories of conveyors, from the powering mode point of view, powered and non-powered conveyors.Powered conveyors rely on a power source to move them.This source can be an electric motor, for instance.Non-powered systems operate based on gravity, items are placed on the belt on an incline, and then they naturally start to move down without the need for any form of energy.While non-powered systems may be more economical, their use is quite restrictive, so they may not always be suitable for a production line.Robot unit conveyors can also be classified according to the industrial needs they suit.Here are the main types of units: belt conveyors as their name shows, these units are used to transport goods from a to b with the help of a conveyor belt that moves on rotating cylinders.The belt can be made from rubber, plastic or metal mesh, it can be straight or curved and it can move horizontally or on an incline, depending on the specific needs to each production site.When designing a belt conveyor system for a project, engineers take into consideration all details such as the weight of the items to be carried, the working conditions and the speed of transporting the goods on the belt.Roller conveyors roller conveyors are also quite popular.They consist of a series of cylinders placed on a long surface.Items to be transported are placed on top of these cylinders.When cylinders start to move, their rotation makes the items on top of them advance to the next one and so on, until they reach the destination point.Roller conveyors can also be either electricity or gravity powered.Vibrating conveyors such systems are usually inclined flat surfaces that vibrate, thus determining the movement of items placed on top of the system.They are excellent for moving free flowing materials such as charcoal, food granules or cast metal parts.They are widely used in the food and mining industries as well as in other areas of activity where the transportation of free flowing materials is needed.Pneumatic conveyors pneumatic systems use the power of air or vacuum to move items inside of an enclosed tube.They can move items either horizontally or vertically and they are widely used in industries where dusty materials or powders need to be transported.They are also used in supermarkets to transport the money from cashiers to a central place where it is collected.Screw conveyors screw conveyors are suitable for transporting liquid materials or granules such as cereal grains, wood pellets or beans.The materials are moved through a spiral or helical screw.

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