Material Handling

White Papers 

 

TriFactor's White Papers are a knowledge base of best practices associated with material handling systems design.  These White Papers writen by the TriFactor's staff have been featured in 100's of industry publications and web sites.

 

 

Ten Ways to Improve Material Handling Efficiency

 

 

Considerations When Selecting a Sortation System

 

 

Effectively Slotting a Warehouse or Distribution Center

 

 

Guidelines for Choosing a Conveyor System  

 

 

How to Avoid the 12 Most Costly Conveyor Maintenance Mistakes  

 

 

The Five Most Common Mistakes When Planning a Distribution Center  

 

 

WCS/WMS: Taking Control of Your Business  

 

 

Seven Critical Steps to Planning Your Warehouse or Distribution Center

  

 

Considerations When Planning Palletizing Operations

 

 

More White Papers

 

Material Handling Articles

 

 

TriFactor's Articles feature our Client Partners projects and have been published in various trade publications.  These articles are written by TriFactor's staff. 

 

How to Effectively Slot your Warehouse/DC by TriFactor's Paul Hansen and Kelvin Gibson. This in depth discussion on slotting was featured in The National Provisioner.

 

 

Top Ten Most Costly Conveyor Maintenance Mistakes by TriFactor's Tom Betts and featured in Beverage Industry Magazine.

 

 

Getting Ready for the Economic Recovery by  JJ Phelan, P.E., talks about positioning your company for the recovery and was featured in Material Handling Wholesaler.

 

 

Which Rack Storage Systems are Right for You? by JJ Phelan, P.E., is a review of different types of rack solutions and was featured in Food Logistics.

 

 

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Please visit our sister websites focusing on accumulation conveyors, live roller conveyorgravity conveyors and Hytrol conveyors.

Hytrol Model TA
Hytrol Slider Bed, Hytrol TA, TriFactor, Material Handling Systems

Formed Slider Bed, Medium Duty

 

• Bed: 4" deep x 12 ga. formed powder painted

 

• Belt Widths: 6", 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 18", 20", 24"

 

• Capacity: Maximum load per linear ft. of conveyor 75 lbs., not to exceed rated capacities

 

 

 

 

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Hytrol Model SB
Hytrol Channel Frame Slider Bed Conveyors, Hytrol slider bed conveyor, slider bed conveyor

Channel Frame Slider Bed, Medium Duty 

 

• Bed: 6-1/2" x 12 ga. formed steel channel powder painted with galvanized bed pans

 

• Overall Frame Widths: 18", 24", 30"

 

• Capacity: Maximum load per linear ft. of conveyor 100 lbs., not to exceed rated capacities

 

 

 

Details and Pricing

Hytrol Model RB
Hytrol Conveyor RB, TriFactor, Material Handling Systems, Florida

Channel Frame Roller Bed, Medium Duty

 

• Bed: 6-1/2" x 12 ga. formed steel frame powder painted

 

• Rollers: 1.9" dia. x 16 ga. galvanized rollers spaced every 6"

 

• Overall Frame Widths: 18", 24", 30"

 

• Capacity: Maximum load per linear ft. of conveyor; 225 lbs., not to exceed rated capacities

 

Details and Pricing

Belt Conveyors as the Solution

As the name implies, this type of conveyor is called a belt conveyor because a belt is the surface that carries the product being conveyed.  These conveyors lend themselves to a wide variety of applications and, as such, are extremely versatile.  They can be designed to convey items from small parts to bulk materials such as sand, cases, trash and products while they are being assembled.  The focus of this web site will be dedicated to belt conveyors designed to be used in a manufacturing or distribution environment. 

The following represents a few of the types and configurations that are available to solve your particular problem.  There are several factors that need to be considered when you are selecting a belt conveyor for any given application.  Besides the normal considerations associated with the length and width of the conveyor, the specific application of the conveyor can dictate the construction criteria.  For example, when in a wash down environment, the conveyor  should be made of stainless steel  Another example is in a sorting application where the belt itself must have specific friction characteristics. 

 

TriFactor, Material Handling Systems, Hytrol

Slider Bed Belt Conveyors

The belt rides on top of a formed metal bed providing a smooth ride.  When equipped with an end drive, the slider bed conveyor is used in a one-way mode of transportation. However, when equipped with a center drive, the slider bed conveyor is capable of being reversible.  Slider bed conveyors are often used for assembly line operations, sorting, trash handling, inspection or packing operations. 

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Detail Pricing and Specifications for Slider Bed Belt Conveyors


Roller Bed Conveyor Systems

Roller Bed Belt Conveyor

Since this design incorporates the use of roller bed under the belt instead of the formed metal bed,  there is less resistance between the belt and the conveyor bed.  This allows for the conveyors to have longer runs or to convey heavier loads while using the same size motor.  When equipped with a center drive the conveyor is capable of being reversible.  This design is best suited for transportation of product from point A to point B. 

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Detail Pricing and Specifications for Roller Bed Belt Conveyor


Inclined Belt Conveyor Systems, Inclined Belt Conveyors, Belt Conveyor Systems

Inclined Belt Conveyor

Inclined belt conveyors can constructed with either slider bed or roller beds and as the name implies they are designed to move product between two different elevations such as going from one floor in a building to another.  When equipped with a center drive the conveyor is capable of being reversible.  Inclined belt conveyors are equipped with belting that is softer and does a better job gripping the product so that it stays in place on the conveyor.  The angle of the incline is dependent on the product being conveyed with the length, height and center of gravity of the product being the main considerations.  If you need assistance in determining the maximum angle that should be used in your situation call TriFactor 1-800-507-4209 and talk to one of our experts about your application.

Inclined Belt Conveyors are In Stock and Ready for Shipment

Detail Pricing and Specifications for Inclined Belt Conveyors


Belt Curve

Belt Curves

While these conveyors are relatively expensive, there are several situations that dictate the use of a belt conveyor.  They are often used if a product is to short in length to be conveyed on a roller curve because of roller center distances are greater on curves.  Another situation is in sortation systems when  curve  exist between the scanner and the sorter.  In this case, a Belt Curves is used to maintain the products designated location on the conveyor and maintain the gap needed for the sorter to perform properly.

Call TriFactor at 1-800-507-4209 and talk to one of our experts about your application.


Brake Belt

Brake Belts

Brake Belts are used at the discharge point of accumulating conveyors.  They act as a traffic cop allowing product to be released from the line when needed and when space is available downstream to accommodate it.  Brake Belt conveyors are equipped with “brake motors” that are designed to be used in frequent start stop situations.  In addition, they use a rough top belt that can grip the product being stopped and prevent it from sliding across the belt surface.

Call TriFactor at 1-800-507-4209 and talk to one of our experts about your application.

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