Conveyor machines are a necessary part of the automation process. They provide a crucial highway between different parts of your manufacturing and distribution centers, eliminating the need for large numbers of forklifts as well as maximizing the utilization of space. LEWCO, Inc. is an industry leading producer of high-quality systems in the United States capable of providing a product tailored to your company’s needs.
What types of components are there in a belt?
Warehouses, distribution, and manufacturing centers are highways of interconnected devices. Gravity, belt fed, chain driven, and other forms of rolling machines are linked via transfers and accessories to maximize productivity and the speed at which goods travel. Even in large, open environments pallets and product must move smoothly between different areas without blocking pathways.
A bottling plant needs a much different set of equipment from a parcel service or logistics center. One needs specialized machines to fill containers with a precise amount of liquid. However, each system moves goods from one station to another through manual or automated needs.
Lewco specializes in the part of your business transferring items from one station to the next before delivery. Our pallet handling systems, line shafts, and rollers are guaranteed to maximize space utilization without getting in the way.
We offer components capable of moving any product. Whether you are producing pizzas and newspapers or handling packages, Lewco products are designed to get from point to point.
What is my return on investment for warehouse automation?
Warehouse automation, through machinery and conveyors, has a positive impact on your bottom line. Labor costs constitute up to sixty-five percent of a facilities budget. While working on a case-by-case basis, replacing forklifts and increasing speed significantly lowers cost.
In addition to decreased cost, automation vastly improves speed. Cutting directly across a large warehouse in ways that forklifts cannot with speed improves handling speed compared to human or robotic movement.
Nike, Zappos, and Amazon all use belts to increase efficiency. Nike alone processes 43 million products each year through a single 280-meter system at their largest European logistics center.
What are the benefits of a modular system?
Modularity is much less costly than unification. Whereas a breakdown in a singular system requires replacing the entire belt at between $600 and $1000, modular replacements target a specific area saving hundreds of dollars. Modular systems save up to 35 percent of machine costs at your plant.
Lewco allows you to put together the exact system you need. Our components will enable you to achieve optimal space utilization in addition to reduced costs. Matching your needs to your space is no longer a struggle.
A conveyor system improves the flow of your manufacturing system or warehouse. Our machines are built to order. Our modular components range from aluminum extrusion transfer devices to box trash movers.
If you are looking to improve your bottom line and maximize the rate at which you process goods, contact us today. We can get you started on the path to real efficiency with a detailed and expertly provided quote.