How Do Continuous Vertical Conveyors Work?

continuous vertical conveyor diagramWhen designing a facility, it is essential to consider how much space you need, including how you might use it. By investing in continuous vertical conveyors, you can get the most out of your facility’s available space, while also making it more efficient. Learn more about this system below and arrange a consultation with a manufacturer to optimize your current conveyor system.

A “continuous vertical conveyor” transports items from one level onto another one. The basic operation involves products entering the unit horizontally, getting lifted vertically, and discharged to the new level horizontally.

A belt feed system in the unit allows products to enter and exit the conveyor uniformly. Best of all, these operations are continuous. Through automation technology, there is minimal supervision required from an operator.

Save Space and Make Your Facility Safer

Vertical conveyor systems are available in different configurations, allowing products to move from one part of the facility to another in an efficient manner. The primary advantage of vertical systems is that they leave a small “footprint” within the facility. In other words, it is possible to position several vertical conveyor units on top of or beside each other, depending on your needs. Popular assemblies include the “Z” and “C” patterns, allowing conveyor systems to change direction and level to optimize space.

The vertical conveyor system is an excellent choice for packing and shipping facilities, as it frees up space on the operations floor to install equipment for other processes. Verticon also provides a variety of accessories and parts to make the system safer and more efficient, including photo-eyes, guarding, and workstations.

By working with a dedicated vertical conveyor contractor, you can design and install a system that best meets the needs of your facility. Get in touch with Verticon and request a consultation for a continuous, or other types of vertical conveyors.