Just How Many Applications for Overhead Conveyors Are There?
OK. First things first. The straight answer for the title question is: “we don’t know”. That answer might make you wonder why, after almost 50 years as a leading manufacturer of overhead conveyor systems, we can’t tell you how many applications exist for our systems.
The truth is that we are regularly approached by our customers to devise a system to do something, or carry something, or perform some task that we never thought of before. In other words, new ways of using overhead conveyors are being invented as we speak.
But if we take a look at just a few of the ways our customers have used our overhead conveyors over the years, it can give you an idea of just how versatile the systems can be. And it might give you an idea for an application that you can use, but that’s never been done before.
1. Disney Greenhouse
Considering how many properties they have, you can imagine that Disney can’t just go to the local nursery for plants like the rest of us. Instead, one of their solutions was to create a multi-tiered overhead conveyor system to transport thousands of seedlings for trees, shrubs and plants throughout a greenhouse as they are planted, irrigated, fed and grow.
2. The World of Coca-Cola
When you’re the most recognizable brand in the world, everything you do must be extraordinary. So when you create an interactive experience of your brand’s story, one that includes a working bottling line, you need a conveyor that’s super reliable, looks great and get’s the job done.
3. Slide Ride Carts
This application stands out for two reasons. First, we love slide rides and we really get a kick out of the fact that our systems help get the carts to the top of the ride. But it also shows that our stainless-steel enclosed track conveyor systems can be used in the great outdoors too.
So, another way to answer the question “how many applications are there for overhead conveyors?” is: “yours will make it one more”.
(Image by Donald and Bonnie Fink: source)