Cranston’s team has over 50 years of experience specifying and installing conveyor systems for a wide range of industries and applications. Our design and engineering team is available to evaluate your location, footprint, vertical space and material being moved to create the conveyor system that meets your needs today, and into the future. Cranston specializes in the installation, maintenance and servicing of the following conveyor systems:

Pallet Conveyors

Pallet conveyors are the unsung heroes of many industries, streamlining operations and ensuring efficient movement of heavy loads.

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Modular Conveyors

Modular conveyors are like adaptable building block sets for your material handling needs. These versatile, interconnected systems offer a unique blend of customizability, durability, and ease of maintenance, making them ideal for diverse applications across various industries.

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Parcel Conveyors

In today's world, efficient parcel and package delivery is crucial for businesses and consumers alike. Enter the unsung heroes of the modern logistics landscape: parcel conveyors. These automated systems have redefined the routes packages take through warehouses, distribution centers, and even airports, ensuring quick, reliable, and cost-effective delivery.

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Incline Conveyors

Incline conveyors are the workhorses of vertical transport, overcoming elevation challenges and seamlessly carrying goods between different levels of your warehouse. They are ideal for moving boxes between levels, navigating multi-story production lines, and even managing baggage at an airport.

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Food-Grade / Sanitary Conveyors

For businesses in the food and beverage industry, maintaining hygiene and sanitation while continuing production is both a challenge and necessity. Food-grade/sanitary conveyors ensure safe and efficient product movement without compromising product safety or quality.

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Tabletop Conveyors

Tabletop chain conveyors, also known as flat top chain conveyors, are versatile go-to standards in the material handling world. A smooth, flat surface propelled by a sturdy chain is the basis for these versatile systems. They excel in diverse applications, handling various products efficiently and reliably.

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Choosing the right conveyor system for your warehouse or facility requires careful consideration of several factors. Here are some key points to consider:

Product characteristics:

  • Size and weight: What are the dimensions and weight of the items you’ll be transporting? Some conveyors are better suited for specific weight ranges.
  • Shape and stability: Are your items delicate or require special handling? Some conveyor types offer better product stabilization than others.
  • Flow: Are you dealing with individual items, packed goods, or bulk materials? This will influence the required capacity and belt type.

Throughput and layout:

  • Volume: How much product do you need to move per hour or day? Choose a system with sufficient capacity to handle your peak volumes.
  • Speed: Do you require high-speed movement or slower, controlled transport? Select a conveyor with adjustable speed control if needed.
  • Layout: Consider your existing space and how the conveyor needs to integrate with other equipment and workflow. Opt for flexible options like curved conveyors if necessary.

Operational Needs:

  • Budget: Determine your budget for the initial investment and ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Cleaning and sanitation: Are there specific hygiene requirements for your industry? Food-grade conveyors with easy-clean surfaces might be necessary.
  • Maintenance: Consider the ease of access and replacement of parts for routine maintenance and potential breakdowns.
  • Integration: Ensure the chosen system is compatible with other equipment like palletizers or sorting systems.

Additional factors:

  • Scalability: Choose a system that can adapt to future growth or changing needs.
  • Safety features: Look for emergency stops, guardrails, and pinch point protection for operator safety.
  • Sustainability: Consider energy-efficient models and recyclable materials where possible.

By carefully considering these factors and researching different conveyor types, you can choose the best system for your specific needs and optimize your warehouse or facility operations for efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness.

Contact Cranston Material Handling today to talk to our experienced conveyor specialists.