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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