At L-A-C, we go beyond conveyor systems; we engineer efficiency, innovation, and success in every design and installation project. With years of industry-leading expertise and in-depth knowledge of automation technology, we are your trusted partner in crafting the perfect automated conveyor solution for you.
We understand that your operations are unique, which is why we take pride in our proven ability to design and install conveyor systems that seamlessly align with your specific operational requirements. Whether you operate in manufacturing, logistics, food production or e-commerce, we will collaborate with you to deliver a solution that fits like a glove.
Combining knowledge with innovation, L-A-C is perfectly placed to design and deliver an automated conveyor system that is built around you. Our team of experts meticulously analyse operational data, product characteristics and business growth objectives, to ensure that our conveyor solutions will enhance your productivity, offer agility as you grow and provide an attractive return on investment.
Our ever-increasing portfolio of high-quality, robust products – manufactured here in the UK – deliver reliability as standard. Our commitment to innovation and long-term customer service means you will continue to benefit from our industry-leading solutions long into the future.
At L-A-C, we’re more than system integrators, we’re dedicated to enhancing your operations, boosting your efficiency, and helping you reach new heights of success through our automated conveyor systems.
OUR TYPES OF CONVEYOR SYSTEMS
Post and Parcel Conveyors
Swift and secure movement of packages and mail, equipped with features such as sorting mechanisms, barcode scanners, and automated diverters. Ideally suited for applications to streamline processes and ensure accurate routing of shipments within distribution centres, airports, and postal facilities. Our offerings include modular conveyor systems that can be easily configured to meet specific needs, portable conveyor options for flexibility and ease of movement, a range of conveyor equipment to handle diverse requirements, and different conveyor types to accommodate varying package sizes and weights, ensuring efficiency and precision in every step of the handling process.
Versatile solution to seamlessly handle various types of materials, ranging from small items to bulk materials. They are extensively used in industries such as manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and food processing, where materials need to be transported over long distances or between different stages of production.
Our range includes incline conveyors, which are ideal for efficiently moving materials uphill or between different heights. We also provide modular conveyors, offering the flexibility to adapt to various layouts and production demands. Additionally, our heavy-duty conveyors are specifically designed to withstand the rigours of moving large volumes or heavy materials, ensuring reliability and durability in even the most demanding environments.
Robust and versatile solution designed for efficient handling of heavy loads and palletised goods. Our heavy-duty conveyor systems offer standard, simplistic yet rugged designs that can be easily customised to suit the unit load to be conveyed.
Each conveyor unit’s capabilities are tailored to ensure optimal performance for loading and unloading trucks, transporting goods, and managing storage in racks. These conveyors are widely used in warehouses, distribution centres, and manufacturing facilities, providing a reliable and effective means of moving large volumes or heavy items with ease.
24V DC Powered Conveyor
Flexible and energy-efficient solution for transporting goods that require accumulation, indexing, or precise control over product movement. The ability to create zones of powered rollers and non-powered rollers allows for individualised control over product flow.
Furthermore, these systems can be integrated into fully automated systems, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in material handling. These automated solutions are particularly valuable in environments where consistent and precise movement of goods is critical, allowing for streamlined operations and reduced manual intervention.
Utilise the force of gravity to move goods along a downward-sloping path. Ideal for transporting lightweight items, cartons, and packages over short distances and are widely used for manual picking and packing operations, as well as loading and unloading trucks.
Gravity roller conveyors are an essential part of these systems, providing a simple yet effective method for moving items. They are especially useful in areas where electrical power is not available or desired, offering a low-cost, low-maintenance solution for various material handling needs.
Line Shaft Powered Roller
Interconnected rollers move products along the conveyor line offering an efficient, flexible solution for products of various sizes and weights. They are often employed in assembly lines, order fulfilment centres, and packaging facilities.
Chain driven conveyors play a crucial role in these settings, providing the necessary power and durability to handle heavier loads and maintain consistent movement.
Their robust design and reliability make them an ideal choice for environments that require continuous operation and the handling of a diverse range of products.
Belt Under Roller
Combined benefits of belt conveyors and powered roller conveyors, allowing smooth transportation of items and are often deployed to handle irregularly shaped or delicate items, as the belt prevents them from falling between the rollers.
This configuration creates the ideal conveyor for a variety of applications, particularly when handling products that require a gentle touch or have unique shapes. The seamless integration of belt and roller technology ensures a versatile and reliable solution for moving goods efficiently and safely.
Chain and Roller Turntables
Designed for changing the direction of conveyor lines or redirecting items to another path. Modular conveyors provide flexibility and versatility in conveyor layouts and are widely used in distribution centres, sorting systems, and warehouses with complex conveyor configurations.
Their modular design allows for easy adjustments and reconfigurations to adapt to changing operational needs or to accommodate different types of products, making them an essential component in dynamic and evolving material handling environments.
Space-saving solution for vertically transporting goods between different levels of a facility. Vertical elevators are ideally suited to industries with limited floor space, such as food production, warehousing, and automotive manufacturing.
They efficiently move products up or down, maximising the use of vertical space and reducing the need for extensive horizontal conveyor runs. This makes them a key element in optimising the layout and operational flow within facilities where floor space is at a premium.
Designed to move goods vertically between different levels. Our range of conveyor products are ideal for scenarios where space is limited, and items need to be transported to different floors quickly and efficiently.
They are commonly deployed in mezzanine access, multi-story buildings, and automated storage systems. These products ensure a seamless connection between different operational levels, enhancing the overall efficiency and productivity of material handling in various environments.
Vehicle Loading Conveyors
Facilitate the efficient loading and unloading of goods onto trucks and trailers via conveyors that can be extended and retracted to reach the vehicle’s bed to enhance the speed and safety of the loading process.
Portable conveyors play a crucial role in this, offering flexibility and ease of movement. They are widely used in logistics hubs, distribution centres, and shipping yards. Their portability allows for quick setup and breakdown, making them an ideal solution for dynamic environments where adaptability is key.
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What is a conveyor
A conveyor, fundamentally, is a piece of mechanical handling equipment that facilitates the movement of materials or products from one location to another within a defined path. Conveyors are integral components in numerous industries, including manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing. They are designed to enhance efficiency, minimise labour, and streamline the material handling process.
Conveyors come in various types, each tailored to different needs and applications. From belt conveyors, which use continuous belts to transport items, to roller conveyors that rely on a series of rollers, the diversity in conveyor systems allows for flexibility in addressing specific operational requirements.
Other common types include chain conveyors, screw conveyors, and pneumatic conveyors. These varying types exemplify the versatility and adaptability of conveyors as vital pieces of mechanical handling equipment in modern industry.
The benefits & growth of conveyor systems
Conveyor systems are growing in use and popularity. The market is estimated to reach $10.07 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period 2020-2025. In the commercial and civil sectors, businesses are rapidly increasing their implementation at places like airports, shopping centres, stadiums, and restaurants.
These systems are highly popular in the manufacturing and packaging industries as well as production plants. With the amount of demand for these products going up, the systems excel at allowing businesses to meet consumer demand and for that reason are more in need in a manufacturing process than ever.
The right conveyor can significantly enhance the throughput of a production line, and choosing from the wide range of conveyor systems available is critical to optimising efficiency. Among the commonly purchased types are line shaft roller, chain, and conveyor belt systems. These conveying systems are essential in streamlining operations and meeting the increasing demands of various industries.
Industries where conveyor systems are used
A conveyor system is commonly used in the mining, automotive, agricultural, food and beverage, bottling, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics, and packaging industries. Each of these industries often requires a specific range of conveyor systems tailored to their unique needs and processes. The versatility and adaptability of the available range of conveyor options enable these sectors to optimise their operations, enhance efficiency, and meet the rigorous demands of their respective production and distribution processes.
Service and Repair for Conveyors
At L-A-C, we understand that even the most robust conveyor systems may occasionally require servicing and repairs. Our dedicated service and repair team is committed to ensuring your conveyor systems operate smoothly and efficiently, minimising downtime and maximising productivity. From emergency breakdown assistance to routine maintenance, we’re here to provide expert support and keep your operations running seamlessly.
24/7 Breakdown Hotline
Should something unexpected happen, especially with heavy-duty systems in use, we will endeavour to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Many of our control systems are remotely accessible, and we would hopefully be able to rectify many electrical control issues without site attendance. This quick action taps into the numerous benefits they provide.
We have a dedicated hotline which is staffed 24 hours a day, ensuring that help is immediately available to help determine and rectify the problem. If a service engineer is required on site, we will endeavour to get an engineer from one of our service centres to you as quickly as possible, ensuring your conveyor system will be used with minimal downtime.
Ideally, a system would run faultlessly throughout its lifetime. To maximise the likelihood of this, especially for systems used in many industries, we offer a comprehensive range of preventative maintenance contracts.
Following the installation of a system, we will carry out full system audits of the process line and suggest a tailored service package to suit the process line. Our skilled team of service engineers will visit the site, carry out preventative maintenance programs to maximise the performance of the line, improve equipment performance, and spot any potential future mechanical and electrical issues. This proactive approach is crucial in choosing the right conveyor type for your needs.
Continuous Improvement Programs & Upgrades
We understand that production needs change, and with change comes the requirement to reevaluate. We work closely with our customers to construct a cost-effective, innovative alternative to a new system.
Our modernisation service includes an in-depth process analysis of your new production demands with consideration to software, control or mechanical mechanisms. The solution can range from individual module replacement, software tweaks to accommodate new processes, or expansive additions to the existing system.
Our design philosophy from the offset is the consideration of a modular approach with the mindset that the solution can be adapted to suit your ever-evolving business.
Remote Customer Support
Here at L-A-C, we have the capability to supply connection to the internet using robust routers, enabling a secure connection via hard-wired solutions. This approach, along with our intelligent software, enables us to provide secure non-intrusive connectivity between computers and your production line, allowing live feed data connection displayed on a web browser. This can be further enhanced utilising hardware additions, allowing L-A-C to monitor, fault find and modify from our Nottingham facility. This remote approach enables a fast response to your system needs, saving hours of downtime for our customer.
All mechanical equipment will require consumable parts to be replaced now and again. After the installation of our equipment, the customer will be sent a full list of recommended spare parts so that they are available on site as and when components wear or fail. Should our clients not have secure maintenance departments, we have a service available to store critical spare components on our site.
Many of the sub-assemblies, drives, bearings, and belts we use are common to many of our systems, and so we carry a stock of spares on our premises. This allows us to deliver directly to our customers and get them up and running as quickly as possible.
The Logistics sector is increasingly using more and more automation in its supply chains. Because these supply chains are needing to become more agile, as the 2020 pandemic demonstrated. L-A-C Logistics Automations has been servicing the Post and Parcel sector for several years. Designing and installing logistics automation solutions that save time and labour, enabling our customers to grow their businesses.
Our conveyor equipment, including chain-driven and overhead conveyors, represents a crucial piece of mechanical handling equipment in these fully automated systems. We believe that our range of warehouse automation systems will enable us to grow our market share, particularly in the omni-channel and online supply chains, making our customers’ businesses both agile and successful.
We can see that the demand for robotics is continuing to increase across the Logistics sector and we are ideally positioned to service this sector’s present and future needs. Browse through our warehouse conveyor automation solutions below and contact us to discuss your needs further.