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Choosing The Right Conveyor To Fit Your Warehouse System

The UK logistics and warehouse industries are more crowded than ever. For customers, it can be difficult to decide upon the best suited system to meet their warehouse needs. Conveyor systems offer a range of benefits for a variety of required parcel handling, sortation, storage, and palletising solutions. At L-A-C Logistics Automation, we provide customers with the right solution to meet your needs, to ensure a productive system is designed and installed.

How have conveyor solutions evolved?

The conveyor belt concept was first invented and manufactured by Thomas Robbins, in the late 19th Century. Since then, they have evolved massively, and are utilised in a variety of industries. From simple supermarket checkout belts to complex and large-scale sortation systems, these solutions are used diversely throughout several situations.

The benefits of conveyor systems

Regardless of the industry, size or complexity of a conveyor system, there are always a range of benefits to an installation. See some of those benefits below:
Automation of human operations
Ensuring that your workforce can concentrate its efforts on more complex tasks, rather than transporting goods from A to B.
Higher levels of control
Installation of automation will remove the human error of transporting goods, ensuring a higher level of control in your warehouse.
Elimination of risks and hazards
Although automation can bring a slight risk to your workforce, they ensure staff aren’t moving goods and materials in other ways. Whereas before they may transport by hand or forklift, conveyors remove this risk, fully automating the transportation.
Cost reductions
Although the initial cost of installing a new system may be high, a conveyor installation could lead to staff reductions, employee training, rectifying mistakes and improving productivity, thus meaning reduced costs.
System adaptability
Different solutions at L-A-C can adapt to different sizes and weights of parcels or totes, as well as being used in a number of industries.

The different types of systems:


The type of conveyor that L-A-C Logistics Automation would recommend, will depends on the needs of your system. Some different types of conveyors can be seen below:
Flexible, Pharmaceutical, Plastic Belt, Pneumatic
Gravity, Gravity skate wheel, Lineshaft roller
Screw or auger, Spiral, Vertical, Vibrating
Wire mesh, Chain, Chain-driven live roller
Drag, Aero-mechanical, Automotive
Belt, Belt-driven live roller, Bucket, Dust Proof
Dust-proof, Electric track vehicle systems
Motorised-drive roller, Overhead I-beam, Overhead

What does a new solution cost?

Installing a new system is a long-term cost-effective warehouse solution. However, it is difficult to provide a cost range for conveyor systems in general. In order to gage the correct price range, system needs and requirements of your desired system are needed. Following this, the L-A-C Logistics Automation team would be able to price-up your system.


Conveyor systems at L-A-C Logistics Automation

The L-A-C team boasts a wealth of experience in providing productive solutions. Responsible for around 50% of our business, our conveyor systems are at the core of our success. Whether it’s sortation, parcel handling, pallet handling or hygienic systems, our adaptability allows us to provide the highest quality solution.


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L-A-C’s team of experts are here to support you from concept to the finished system, working together to design and deliver a bespoke solution that meets your current objectives and future growth expectations, with favourable ROI. 


Across semi-automated and fully automated systems, L-A-C has the expertise and range of products to provide flexible and scalable solutions that will significantly enhance your operations and keep you agile as your business evolves. 


Join us on a pivotal journey towards a more efficient, productive, cost effective and sustainable future with L-A-C’s innovative automation technology solutions.

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