Belt Conveyor

Definition: What is a Belt Conveyor? One of the basic tools in material handling industry, belt conveyors are most commonly used in transportation of bulk materials (grain, salt, coal, ore, sand, etc.). Belt conveyor systems consist of two or more pulleys (a.k.a. drums). An endless loop of carrying medium—the conveyor belt— rotates about them. To …

Gravity Conveyor

Definition: What is a Gravity Conveyor? Gravity conveyor is an unpowered conveyor such as a gravity chute or a roller conveyor that uses the force of gravity to move materials over a downward path. A gravity conveyor is used to transport articles with sufficient weight to allow them to move unassisted downwards, usually on an …

Case Flow

Definition: What is Case Flow? Also called carton flow, a case-racking system designed for maximizing depth space, case flow uses a conveyor that is slightly inclined to make cases or totes move easily along a sloped plane. Called also gravity flow or dynamic flow racking systems, the case flow system is frequently equipped with motion …

Pallet Flow

Definition: What is Pallet Flow? A pallet racking system designed for depth space, pallet flow uses a conveyor that is slightly inclined to make pallets or totes move easily along a sloped plane. Called also gravity flow or dynamic flow racking systems, the pallet flow system is frequently equipped with motion and braking systems to …