Conveyor Systems & Equipment

Automated Conveyor & Conveyor Systems for More Efficient Product Transport

Conveyors and larger conveyor systems provide increased throughput, more efficient product handling, and maximum support for operational processes. Modular and tailored to your business needs, conveyors can be leveraged to create efficiencies throughout your distribution center or production facility. 

From transportation to sortation, palletizing to loading and unloading, conveyor system technologies replace manual picking and transport processes creating a more consistent, ergonomic and organized operation. Integrated with warehouse execution software, you have complete system visibility with real-time data reporting on product flow and operational throughput. Bastian Solutions experts have access to a variety of automated conveyor system technologies and design tools to help identify the best solution to support your throughput goals and help you exceed your customers’ expectations.

 

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  • Automates repetitive movement for increased efficiency and reliability.  
  • Intelligent product movement and careful handling keeps products safe, buffered, and reduces product loss. 
  • Ergonomic improvements through reduced personnel walking and manual carrying of products.
  • Seamless system integration helps to support and enhance automation technology and operations.
  • Modular and versatile solution to support picking, workstations, loading and unloading, sorting and more.

Bastian Solutions will work with you to determine the optimal conveyor solutions, placement, and integration with other technologies to ensure that you achieve throughput and quality goals now and in the future. Some details you may want to consider include:

  • Product or material traffic rate and routing
  • Facility space and layout
  • Special product handling needs
  • In-line equipment – ID scanners, scales, print & apply label applicators
  • Automation technology and system integration

Conveyor Technologies

Supporting quick, efficient order fulfillment, conveyors are versatile tools that move, separate, and support automated operations. Conveyor systems are modular, can handle a variety of product sizes, shapes and weight, and can be tailored to operate in a variety of facility layouts. Conveyor technologies generally fall into three classifications – sortation, accumulation and transport – which are outlined below, along with information about pallet conveyor and conveyor accessories


Sortation Conveyor

Tasked with inducting and separating products, sortation conveyors help to arrange products for improved distribution and increased productivity. This technology is often used with high product quantity flow that requires sorting to various processing or shipping destinations.

Merge & Combiner Conveyors

Automated Case Flow Systems


Accumulation Conveyor

These conveyors are most often used to gather cartons or unit loads, with sufficient buffer zones between product, so they are efficiently queued up or fed into sorting, wrapping, palletizing, strapping, or other processes.

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Accumulation Conveyor

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Pallet
Conveyors

Vertical Spiral Conveyors


Transport Conveyor

The primary focus for transport conveyors is to move products, cases, totes or pallets from one point to another. This may be done via a traditional flat conveyor system, spiral, incline, or through an overhead setup.

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Belt Conveyor

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Roller Conveyor

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Overhead Conveyor

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Modular Plastic Belt Conveyor

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Gravity Conveyor

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24-Volt Roller or Belt Conveyor

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Extendable & Flexible Conveyor


Pallet Conveyor

Pallet conveyors are designed to manage heavy loads on pallets or skids. Dependent on application, this may include gravity rollers, chain driven live rollers, drag chains or heavy-duty slat conveyors, supported by appropriate transfers, turntables or accumulation technology.

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Pallet
Conveyors

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Pallet Handling Solutions


Conveyor Accessories and Ancillary Equipment

A truly automated conveyor system often needs one or several pieces of ancillary conveyor equipment to maximize system throughput and efficiency. These pieces of equipment often provide the largest ROIs by eliminating labor costs for mundane tasks like carton erection, weigh checking, label application, case sealing or taping, stretch wrapping, document insertion, void filling, case strapping, and more. 

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Print & Apply Labelers

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In-Line Scales & Automated Weighing

Robotic Document Insterter

 

Bastian Solutions’ engineers use advanced design tools like AutoCAD, Solidworks and Navisworks to develop conveyor system designs quickly and accurately helping you get your system up and running sooner. We also render some of our systems in 3D and generate simulations for a more detailed perspective on how the different systems will fit your facility. These virtual drawings help visualize interaction points before your conveyor shows up to your site.

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Once project planning is complete, the next phase is system design and layout. During this phase, our consultants:

  1. Design various system layouts based on parameters created in the planning phase.
  2. Engineer a final layout and equipment selection based on qualitative and quantitative methods including labor modeling, operational and systems definitions, allotted budget and expected return on investment (ROI).
  3. Validate the final system layout and equipment selection with computer simulation models to guarantee the system will not only work but meet all requirements and provide strong ROI.

With the design in place, Bastian Solutions engineers help:

  1. Identify needed materials and, if needed, material suppliers for system components based on the budget, timeframe and design parameters.
  2. Formulate and manage RFPs (request for proposals) to save you time and ensure you receive detailed and on-target proposals.
  3. Choose suppliers best suited for your project based on a thorough selection process.

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Custom Conveyor Solutions

Looking for a specific technology that doesn't align with standard applications? Our custom automation team specializes in unique solutions to fit the needs of your business objectives. Our engineers are available to talk to you about your project details.

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See Our Conveyor Systems In Action

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