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A Brief Overview Of Parcel Conveyors And Their Features
A Brief Overview Of Parcel Conveyors And Their Features
July 27, 2022

Conveyor systems are the backbone of many manufacturing sectors such as e-commerce, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, warehouse distribution and even parcel service. Furthermore, depending on the industry, the conveyor belts and systems also differ in their properties and functionality.

 

Thus, it is evident that the role of parcel conveyors is drastically different from the rest. The importance of these conveyors in the parcel-handling industry and a few excellent conveyor models will be examined below.

Salient features and applications of parcel conveyors

Role of Parcel Conveyors

Most posts and parcels leave their source location and are transferred to a parcel processing facility before being shipped to their destination. Due to the ever-increasing demands to process the huge volume of parcels swiftly and efficiently, the onus is on parcel conveyors to get the job done. Fortunately, they are designed for this exact purpose, offering state-of-the-art material handling solutions for both ground-based and air-based delivery services.

 

Here are a few undeniable benefits of parcel conveyors:

  • Constant material-handling capability
  • Increased production throughput
  • Ability to handle versatile packages irrespective of weight and size
  • Precise automation with room for manual sortation
  • Extremely durable and capable of handling any volume
  • Adjustable speed depending on workload

 

Parcel Conveyor Belts

One of the fundamental aspects of parcel conveyors is the belts. Our impressive range of Hytrol parcel belts is one of the best in the industry, offering a robust, modular design that can accommodate rapid repairs. Three of our prominent models will be examined down below:

 

HSS Belt:

Designed for singulated flow, which is a configuration where parcels come in single file and uniform spacing, this heavy-duty belt-over conveyor can easily handle heavy weights without stretching or tearing.

Features:

  • 8 ⅝ inch drive pulley with a through shaft
  • Speed range of 250 to 600 FPM
  • Can handle a maximum weight of 35 lbs per linear foot

 

HSS-HD Belt:

Designed to handle semi-bulk operations, this parcel belt is designed to take more load per linear foot than its HSS counterpart, while also offering greater speed control and parcel handling capability.

Features:

  • Maximum belt length of 150 feet, customizable as per client specifications
  • Speed range of 50 to 600 FPM
  • Can handle a maximum weight of 50 lbs per linear foot

 

BPC Belt:

Designed to process parcels en masse, this bulk operations conveyor belt has a versatile centre and end drive operation, and it comes with an optional underside bed cover and side guards.

Features:

  • Can accelerate up to 550 FPM
  • Spherical, cast iron, pre-lubricated roller bearings to minimize belt friction
  • Robust formed steel bed with customizable dimensions.

 

Thus, our fantastic range of parcel conveyors can handle demanding workloads with ease. To know more about our other specific conveyor solutions for the parcel industry, contact us at Norpak Handling today.

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