Conveyor Systems

June 03, 2016

The Potential Downside of Conveyor Systems

We’ve discussed a lot on this site about the benefits of conveyor systems. So with all the benefits, is there a downside of installing a conveyor system in your warehouse? Let’s take a look at some of the potential cons to all those pros:

It Requires an Investment

Conveyor systems don’t come for free. You’ll need to invest in the equipment, and how much you spend will depend on what kind of system you choose and how long it needs to be to maximize the benefits to your warehouse. There are ways to cut costs on a conveyor system, though, so you can stay within your budget.

You’ll Need to Maintain It

Conveyor systems, like most other warehouse equipment, will need to be properly maintained in order to get the most out of your investment. That means purchasing replacement parts on occasion and paying for repairs and repairmen. Fortunately, most conveyor systems are relatively low maintenance if you give them some daily attention.

You’ll Have to Train Employees on Use

Conveyor systems aren’t necessarily complex, but there are a lot of moving parts and the potential for injury and accidents. You’ll need to take time to train your employees on the use of the conveyor system and retrain them regularly to reduce the chance of accidents.

Despite these potential drawbacks, there are still so many benefits to having a conveyor system installed that they easily outweigh the downsides. If you are interested in having a conveyor system installed in your warehouse, call the DAK Equipment & Engineering team for more information today.

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May 19, 2016

How Conveyor Systems Help You Manage Your Costs

We’ve discussed before on our blog that conveyor systems can help increase the efficiency in your wareh Insert/edit linkouse. They are a great way to automate some of the labor in your warehouse so you can allow your workers to focus on more skilled tasks. There are other benefits to conveyor systems as well, including benefits that directly impact your bottom line by helping you manage your costs. Here is how:

  • One investment should last for years. Aside from some maintenance and upkeep, most conveyor systems will last your warehouse for years to come. That means with your one-time investment, you’ll get years of work out of your machinery.
  • They are inexpensive to maintain. Of course, it will depend a bit on the kind of conveyor system that you install, but most conveyors are inexpensive to maintain. Daily maintenance can be done as regular start-up or shut-down work within your warehouse and replacement parts are plentiful and inexpensive.
  • Conveyor systems cut down on damaged merchandise. With less room for human error, conveyor systems are one of the safer ways to transport goods through your warehouse. Your loss from damages can see a significant decrease.

The DAK Equipment & Engineering team would love to help you install a conveyor system that’s right for your warehouse. If you’d like to learn more about managing your costs with the automation of a conveyor system, give us a call or contact us through our website today to speak with one of our project managers in the Chicago area and beyond.

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May 07, 2016

Why Conveyor Systems Are a $10 Billion Market

ResearchMoz, a market research company, recently released a report that the conveyor systems market in the United States would reach $10 billion by 2019. The report cites the “growing complexity in the supply chain process with regards to transportation and handling of materials in manufacturing and mining industries has surged the adoption of conveyor systems in the SCM process.”

Of course, it isn’t just mining and manufacturing industries that are using conveyor systems; they’ve become ubiquitous in the warehouse setting. There is a reason that this relatively simple idea is something we rely heavily on within the materials handling industry: because it works and it works well. A well-designed conveyor system can help increase warehouse efficiency by 100% or more. Plus, they are relatively easy to maintain. In general, they need to be kept clean and have parts replaced occasionally. Other than that, most conveyor systems are happy to move items moving along for years to come with little to no complaint.

Their flexibility is another reason for their popularity. Conveyor systems can be adapted to almost any situation or need. At their most basic, they are a means to move materials from one location to another; beyond that is completely customizable. We’ve helped install conveyor systems that run the length of a warehouse and ones that are only a few feet long.

Let DAK Equipment & Engineering help you get the conveyor system that your need for your warehouse. No matter what type of conveyor you need or what kind of issues you need to overcome with your conveyor systems, we can make it happen. Contact our team today and let’s get to work on the conveyor system you need!

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