We design and build our conveyors in house, We can provide bagging conveyors and also product handling conveyors. We offer the full line of conveyors required for a robot palletizing system, from a simple 10’ bagging conveyor system to a stainless construction 90° power turn. We can provide a conveyor system with a plastic chain or rubber belting. We can also provide bag kickers, turners, and flatteners, in whatever configuration you might require. If you need to move full pallets we build pallet handling conveyors as well.

Bag Handling

Product Handling

Pallet Handling

What are Conveyor Systems?

A conveyor system that fits your business is the cornerstone of every successful automation process. Here at HS Automation, we design and build, in house, a full line of conveyors customized according to the needs of our customers. Our conveyors are used at multiple stages of industrial packaging and save the hassle of heavy-lifting and necessity for muscle power, shifting materials from one place to another.

Each conveyor system is designed and produced with its unique application in mind to ensure maximum efficiency and time-savings. We can provide a conveyor with a plastic chain or rubber belting, or completely made of stainless steel. We can also provide bag kickers, turners, and flatteners, in whatever configuration you might require.

What are the different types of conveyor systems?

  • Belt conveyor
  • Chain conveyor
  • Drag conveyor

Conveyor System FAQs

Can you define a conveyor system?
The modern conveyor system is a highly efficient material handling apparatus often used for moving heavy loads within an area such as a warehouse. Belt conveyors move goods on an endless moving loop, while a roller conveyor typically uses gravity or a manual push to roll goods along.

How do conveyor systems work?
A belt conveyor system stretches a long loop or belt between 2 pulleys powered by electric motors. The pulleys turn at the same speed and direction causing the belt to move continuously in one direction.

Where are conveyors used?
A conveyor system is often used in industries with some process for moving material or heavy loads in a cyclical fashion from one fixed point to another such as factories, recycling centers and bottling plants etc.

Types of conveyor systems?
The most commonly seen types of conveyor are belt conveyors and roller conveyors. However, there are also motorized roller conveyors and overhead conveyors. Each is used to move material in sequence from one area to another.

Which material is used in a conveyor belt?
The belt used on most conveyors is usually made from polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride, however, they are also less commonly made from rubber, nylon, urethane, nitrile and leather and more. It really depends on the industry's requirements.

What determines whether a company chooses light-duty or heavy-duty conveyors?
This comes down to what material needs to be moved and what environment the conveyor system will be operated in and how it will be used by the company. You may well need a heavy-duty conveyor to move a light product because of the wear and tear it will sustain.

What are overhead conveyor systems?
An overhead conveyor system will typically be a single rail from which material is moved, either manually or with motorized assistance, along a continuous path that can change direction vertically and horizontally usually over the top of work areas.

How do chain conveyors work?
Chain conveyors utilize an interconnected chain that connects each gear in the system, the gears turn to create movement. The most common chains are conventional steel or multi-flex plastic chains.

How To Choose The Right Type Of Conveyor System

First off we collect some basic information to help us understand the role your new conveyor system will perform in your facility. 

Are you moving products, re-sequencing them or perhaps using the conveyor as a work surface? This information helps us suggest which type of conveyor is efficient in terms of cost and maintenance labour.

Space in any work environment can be hard to come by so the next step is to determine what constraints we need to work within. While a roller conveyor or belt conveyor system can boost your productivity, it can also get in the way of your workflow. So it’s important that we look at the work area the conveyor will occupy. 

This leads to the next decision, will the system be floor level or overhead mounted? If your work environment is crowded then an overhead system can be a great way to make productive use of unused space. However, if there is plenty of floor space available then a floor level system will likely be the more economical choice.

Lastly, we need to consider how material will be loaded onto and off of the conveyor. Robotic loading and unloading usually require very precise positioning that a simple belt or roller conveyor will struggle with.

Ultimately the project’s budget and the speed required will affect the final choices available.

Our Specialty

We can provide both bagging conveyors and product handling conveyors to cater to our customers' specific needs. Our engineering team can design custom made conveyors ranging from 6-inch tabletop conveyor to 30-inch wide conveyor belt.

Our in-house design expertise enables us to use many different materials for producing a conveyor solution according to the need of your plan. We use an adaptive approach when it comes to materials and alloys. It ensures that the twists and turns are well designed, energy-efficient, and produce little to no waste during the mobility of the product (s).
Whatever your needs, we consider the details of how a product gets from point A to point B and make it happen. Our expert team is competent and capable enough to design a conveying system based on advanced engineering solutions with a detailed technical plan.

HS Automations offers flexibility in manufacturing. Whether you deal with raw grains or packaged boxes, we can custom-build your desired conveyor. 

Simply tell us about the product that you want to convey, its dimensions, volume (Bags per minute or box per minute), the layout of the application, number of twists and bends, and any other specific requirement. We’ll do the rest.