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Heavy Conveyor Solutions

In warehouses and factories, there’s big, and then there’s BIG. When you need to move heavy loads, only heavy conveyors will do. These beefy devices carry their own weight and a lot more besides, standing up to any weight you can throw on them. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at these material-handling workhorses.

The team of experts at ISS Material Handling will provide your business with heavy duty conveyor solutions to keep your products moving swiftly through your manufacturing facility, assembly line, or warehouse.

Contact us and a member of our team of experts will find a custom solution to fit your specific needs.

What Are Heavy Conveyors?

As the name implies, heavy conveyors are systems designed to move heavy-weight materials around a warehouse, through a manufacturing facility, or down an assembly line. While it’s easy to think of them as simply an upgrade to conventional conveyors, you can also use them as an alternative to moving pallets with forklifts, something that can reduce both traffic jams and labor costs in your facility.


What Can Heavy Conveyors Move?

It goes without saying that heavy conveyors move heavy loads, but they can also move heavily concentrated loads that have small footprints. Here are some things you can use heavy conveyors to move:

  • Shipping containers
  • Pallets
  • Production materials
  • Raw materials
  • Pretty much anything up to 50,000 lbs. (that’s about four African elephants)


What Makes Heavy Conveyors Different Than Standard Systems?

Simply put, every component is enhanced to stand up to heavy loads. In particular, heavy conveyors feature:

  • Heavy-grade steel frames or aluminum frames with stiffeners
  • Heavy-weight, low-stretch belts or chain-driven live rollers (CDLRs)
  • More robust drivers
  • Wider beds for oversized materials

When installed in foundries and other dirty environments, heavy conveyors are typically sealed to protect against abrasive dust.


What Are Some Design and Installation Considerations?

Design starts with careful consideration of the weight, size, shape, and type of the materials you need to move, as well as your desired throughput. Those requirements will help narrow the design options. But you also need to consider incline/decline requirements, transfers to other conveyors, and loading and unloading. The whole journey that materials will take is key.


Where Can I Learn More?

If you’re ready to supersize your facility’s conveyors, the experts at ISS Material Handling can help. We’ve designed and installed heavy conveyors across the country that stand up to even the most demanding loads.

Installation Services

We have professional material handling equipment assembly and installation crews available to all of our customers. Our crews are ready to get your heavy duty conveyor system up and running. We can work with you and your company, no matter your location and project size.

Contact ISS Material Handling for a Free Consultation 

Do you think a heavy conveyor system could benefit your operations? Contact us and we can merge our experience and expertise to come up with a solution together. Tell us about your potential project and submit the form below or give us a call at 833-754-2164.