Posted: 15 September 2020
Although there are obvious visual differences between these, the phrase ‘conveyor belt’ is often used as a generic term for all conveyor types but both are integral parts of many conveyor systems.
CSL have installed a mix of both belt and roller conveyors in many different facilities including factories and warehouses and been used to handle a wide range of products from very light polybags up to heavy totes and cartons.
Belt conveyors are ideal for handling small/lightweight/irregular products and can be set on an incline to convey products to/from higher levels.
Roller conveyor systems are easier to be added to or modified and can be designed with merges/diverts for use as a sortation system and used where product accumulation is required.