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3 Things To Consider While Designing The Best Conveyor Solution For The Parcel Industry

3 Things To Consider While Designing The Best Conveyor Solution For The Parcel Industry

May 16, 2023

In terms of material handling, the parcel industry is one of the largest in the world. It is expected to be a 400 billion-dollar industry by 2024. Therefore, improving the efficiency and accuracy of this sector is critical. And the first step in that direction is creating a conveyor solution that is best suited for the industry. In this blog, 3 factors or elements required to design an ideal system will be discussed in detail.


What Goes Into A Conveyor Solution?


Conveyor Selection

The first factor to consider is conveyor selection. To do this, it’s first important to determine if a particular business values bulk or accuracy. If it is the former, then belt conveyors are an ideal solution as they guarantee sturdy and stable movement. If accuracy is more important, then conveyor rollers should be considered as they can facilitate smooth and precise transportation of products. 

Lastly, if there is an emphasis on transporting parcels around curves, then tapered rollers or belt curves can be considered.

Choose The Level Of Sortation Automation

The next step is to select the sortation system of a facility. There are two main options to choose from, manual and automatic sortation. A manual sortation system will require less space and equipment, but it will cost higher in terms of labour/personnel. Conversely, an automated sortation system can reduce labour costs but might require more investment in technology for singulating and gapping products. 

Maintenance And Employee Safety

The final thing to consider is the maintenance protocol for the warehouse or material handling facility. The speed of repair and maintenance is directly proportional to the efficiency of the operation. Another thing to consider is the safety of the employees. Apart from adding standard guard rails and safeguards, the noise of operation can also have an adverse effect on the employees on the floor. Hence, noise reduction should also be factored in before making a final decision.

For the best quality parcel conveyor systems and solutions, please contact us at Norpak Handling. With decades of experience in offering material handling products and services across North America, Norpak Handling has built a reputation for providing quality conveyor equipment and solutions. Contact our experts today and remove all the guesswork when it comes to selecting a sortation conveyor.

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