Horizontal Motion Or Vibratory ConveyorsSource: Heat and Control, Inc.
By Blake Svejkovsky, Manager of Product Handling Systems, Heat and Control, Inc.
For the food industry, conveying has become more sophisticated than simply moving product from point A to point B.
Factors to consider when looking at an upgrade or a new conveyor line include:
- System layout
- Provision for accumulation
- Feed modulation
- Methods to divert product
- Operator safety
- Product quality control
However, for this white paper we will discuss how to determine which of the two most common methods of moving product — vibratory or horizontal motion conveying — is better for your product. While price, delivery and other commercial considerations are important, technical performance is certainly the primary factor when evaluating a conveyor choice.