What is conveying?

In material handling, conveyor technology is used for the transport of goods. Conveying technology is typically found in automated systems. Conveying moves products from one zone to another, like storage, assembly, picking, order processing, etc.

Overview of store order picking area with conveyor
Country Road Group fashion Omni Fulfilment Centre - Melbourne, Australia

Conveyor technology in logistics

A warehouse or distribution center is only as good as the material handling technology and transport systems that keep it moving. Conveyor technology plays a central role in companies when it comes to the flow of materials in distribution and fulfillment centers. Material and goods must safely be stored, transported, sorted, and available at the right place and at the right time.

Conveyor and storage technology ensures that internal logistics processes run smoothly. Software-supported material and information flow must closely interlink. They must be able to integrate into individual processes, expand, and adapt to new conditions at any time. In summary, companies need custom solutions concepts that enable efficient and successful order processing.

Conveyor systems in production assembly and industrial automation

Automated conveyor systems are also used in assembly production facilities. Products are moved from one location or a work cell downstream for production assembly. Based on specific characteristics of product or manufacturing, conveying systems can move products to various product lines depending upon your operation. Conveyor technologies are used to increase efficiency, lower costs, and streamline workflows in operations while reducing employee movement.

Which conveyor system is the right one for your application?

An optimal conveyor transport system depends on several factors and varies according to the business model and industry. Different industries and operations have different criteria for selecting automated systems. You may need a conveyor system for pallets, cases, or totes. Each will differ in requirements.

In the food industry, goods must transport quickly and gently to prevent spoilage or damage. Transporting frozen goods is challenging because cold storage temperature requirements must always be maintained. Large manufacturing operations benefit from large load carriers. Some manufacturers may need an overhead conveyor technology or a custom conveying system that best suits an application where delicate goods or apparel are transported:

  • Type and characteristics of items being transported

  • Load carriers that are used during conveying

  • Required throughput

  • Intelligent control system

  • Available space within the facility

  • Temperature range of the equipment

Conveying & Transport

SSI SCHAEFER provides conveyance solutions to companies around the world and offers a broad spectrum of modular transport solutions capable of handling the most diverse range...

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In addition to an array of conveyance and transport solutions, SSI SCHAEFER offers a full stack of complementary automated products. All automation products are powered by software that dictates how the equipment functions.

WAMAS warehouse management software suite from SSI SCHAEFER ensures the efficiency and accuracy of your automation system. In addition, WAMAS is an efficient, flexible, and reliable management suite that integrates within an existing operation. The system controls the flow of internal materials quickly and accurately.

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Overview of store order picking area with conveyor
Country Road Group fashion Omni Fulfilment Centre - Melbourne, Australia

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Overview of store order picking area with conveyor
Country Road Group fashion Omni Fulfilment Centre - Melbourne, Australia

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