Are Lightweight Conveyors What You’re Really Looking For?
The most important factor to consider before you even start perusing the market is what kind of conveyor you really need. If you’re hauling tons of soil or concrete, you’re going to want something significantly different than an operation that is just looking at transporting boxes. Seriously analyze what you’d be using a conveyor system for or why you are replacing a conveyor system that you’re currently using to determine whether or not you should be researching lightweight conveyors, motorized ladders, bulk conveyors, or something else entirely.
Once you’ve determined that lightweight conveyors are, in fact, what you’re business needs, here are a few things you’ll want to consider as you analyze the options available on the market.
Not all lightweight conveyors are created equally. Unfortunately, there are many manufacturers who see lightweight and cheap as synonymous. As anyone who regularly uses conveyor systems knows, this absolutely cannot be the case. Lightweight equipment serves a very specific purpose and functionality that is lacking is not a part of that essential role. When looking for the right lightweight conveyor for your business, you want to look at who is manufacturing the equipment, how they’ve gone about doing so, and where the actual design and construction takes place.
Like we mentioned before, some manufacturers equate the idea of lightweight with cheap. Durability is going to be an important factor to analyze when selecting lightweight conveyor systems because you don’t want to have to go through this process again anytime soon. In order to get information you can trust, we recommend looking at customer reviews of the equipment you’re considering. Those in your industry who are also using lightweight conveyors will be your best resource for identifying manufacturers you can trust and those you should avoid.
There are a number of different ways that lightweight conveyors can be employed. It is essential to find a system that makes sense for the application you are considering. Look at how the design of the conveyor system complements (or doesn’t) your operation to ensure that the specific functionalities considered in the design and manufacturing of the product makes sense for your industry.
We don’t have to tell you that cost is an important element in your decision to purchase a lightweight conveyor. Don’t be fooled by an overly expensive conveyor system, though. A high price point does not always indicate quality. After doing some research on the pricing throughout the marketplace, we recommend identifying a budget that you’re comfortable spending on lightweight conveyors and letting that be a secondary factor in your final decision, after analyzing craftsmanship, functionality, and durability of the product.
Consider B&W For Top-Rated Lightweight Conveyors
B&W Manufacturing has been a leading conveyor company based out of California for more than two decades. Not only do we offer industry leading designs for lightweight conveyors, but we’ve also considered application which has led to the development of a number of different models. From our motorized lift ladder to our bulk conveyor, you won’t find better-crafted or more flexible lightweight conveyors. Contact our team today to learn more about our available lightweight conveyors and find the right fit for your operation.