When it comes to the workplace, most businesses want to improve the efficiency of their operations while still maintaining high safety standards. In the United Kingdom, minimum safety requirements, which are set by The Health and Safety Executive, are important to meet. However, beyond these requirements many industries require higher safety operations in order for businesses to remain in operation.
One way many industrial companies are improving their efficiency and safety requirements is through the use of conveyor systems. Here is some information about conveyor systems and how their application can help many businesses.
Conveyor systems for the bulk materials industry
Bulk material handling is a type of engineering and mining that deals with moving large amounts of dry material and dry material mixes, like potash, ore, wood chips, sand, and gravel. When it comes to moving bulk materials, there are a few different conveyor systems that could be used. One type of conveyor belt that can be used in the bulk materials industry would be an apron conveyor.
This uses a system of chain link pulling agents that is powered by a pocket wheel. Another conveyor system would be a screw conveyor that can transport materials horizontally, vertically, or on an incline. Both conveyors allow more bulk material products to be moved and transported than manual labour would allow.
Conveyor systems for the maritime industry
The maritime industry operates with a lot of heavy materials and equipment, and conveyor systems have proven to be a popular addition to help with daily operations within the maritime industry. Drag chain conveyors are used in the bulk material industry to remove ash from coal-based power plants, but can also be used within the maritime industry to help move various products, including large equipment that is necessary in various sectors of the maritime industry. These conveyor systems can be used both indoors and outdoors while functioning correctly.
Conveyor systems for the energy industry
With regards to the use of conveyor systems, the energy industry is a blanket term that can refer to a variety of industries that are involved in the handling of energy and fuel sources, like fossil fuels, coal, and biomass fuels. The apron conveyor system is often used for moving large amounts of fuel products, including fuel waste products. Dealing with large amounts of potentially dangerous products requires many safety precautions.
Apron conveyor systems can be arranged to allow the products to be moved horizontally on the apron conveyor, or to be moved on an inclination. The conveyor system can be set at different speeds as well to help make sure that the products are being moved at a rate that is safe for the workers and for the type of product being used.
A conveyor system can be used in a variety of industries to improve efficiency while still maintaining a high safety standard.
Safety problems in these industries
There are several things that all three of the industries mentioned (bulk material industry, maritime industry, and the energy industry) have in common, and that is that they all deal with major equipment and potentially dangerous goods. It is important to considering the safety of operations when dealing with transporting and moving large pieces of machinery and equipment, as well as when moving those products that could be dangerous to the safety of people and the environment if mishandled.
The potential for injury and even death is a reality in all of these workplaces, but this can be minimized through the use of conveyor systems. This allows these dangerous products to be moved within the workplaces without requiring workers to use physical labour to move these dangerous items themselves.
The conveyor systems can be calibrated to operate at different rates to ensure that the safety of everyone involved, yet the products will get transported within the workplace much quicker than any person, or group of people could do themselves.
This article was written by James Sosa, who has wide knowledge of B2B marketplace and business industries. He has got years of experience in the areas of conveyor systems.