Conveyors are part of our every day lives. We see them in the grocery store, airport, and they even sort our online purchases. In addition to these smaller retail operations, conveyors are used for even bigger projects such as car and truck assembly.
Overhead conveyors are particularly special as they are similar to belt & roller conveyors except they take this concept and flip it. While we see belt and roller conveyors in our everyday lives, the overhead conveyor fills the empty ceiling space in large warehouses for product assembly and sortation.
The conveyor may appear complex in nature, but it is just a simple track system that is easy to customize for any project. The track can be enclosed to keep the conveyor clean and safe for operation or the tracking can be set up for a traditional overhead conveyor. The traditional overhead conveyor is used in conjunction with automated paint systems and heat related processes without operators*. These types of conveyors allow operators to complete essential tasks in assembling large projects such as cars and trucks.
When looking to invest in a conveyor, the overhead conveyor is a good investment for manufacturing companies. It will reduce the amount of floor space needed for assembly, and it will streamline the process of assembling bigger projects allowing more production time. Overall, the overhead conveyor will produce great results for your next big assembly project.
Contact SSI Conveyors today and find out if an overhead conveyor is right for you!
*Source: Warehouse IQ