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3 Important Factors To Consider Before Investing In A Conveyor System

3 Important Factors To Consider Before Investing In A Conveyor System

December 29, 2023

A conveyor system is critical for several manufacturing applications. However, before investing in a conveyor system, it is important to take several parameters into consideration. But what are the three major factors that are the most important? These factors are explored in this blog.

Factors To Consider For Installing A Conveyor System

Load Capacity

What will be the nature of goods being transported in the conveyor, will it be lightweight or something heavier? This is primarily determined by understanding the load capacity of the conveyor. It is basically the maximum weight the conveyor belt or roller can handle per foot. Thus, depending on the weight of the unit load, it is best to opt for a conveyor with a higher load capacity. 

Rated Speed

Rated speed can be defined as the speed of the conveyor per minute. It is typically denoted as feet per minute. Once again, depending on the weight and nature of the goods, the rated speeds can vary significantly. For instance, it should be set lower for fragile products whereas it can be higher for stable goods such as pallets as the chances of slipping and sliding are minimal. 


How much volume can the conveyor system handle in a stipulated time period? This attribute is known as throughput and is closely connected to load capacity and rated speed. The ultimate goal is to optimize the throughput of a material handling system so it can become highly efficient. 

In summary, these three are the most fundamental factors to consider in terms of conveyor selection. However, there are numerous other criteria to consider. For a comprehensive consultation, please contact us at Norpak Handling today. 

With decades of experience in providing businesses throughout Canada with top-of-the-line conveyor rollers, conveyor belts, and other conveyor equipment, we are one of the leading systems integrators in the country. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can craft highly customized material handling solutions specific to your business requirements.

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