Conveyors, regardless of the type, are the workhorses of the manufacturing and processing industries. The newer ones can position items with surprising levels of precision and speed. One of the conveyors that’s not talked about so much is the drive over conveyor. It’s mostly used in the agricultural sector to move produce from the delivery truck to processing or storage.
How can a drive over conveyor change a business for the better?
A drive over conveyor can streamline the process of unloading produce from a delivery truck. According to the video, rather than trucks tipping the produce, they’re positioned over the drive over conveyor and then empty the produce via an outlet situated underneath the truck. The produce is then sucked by the conveyor and emptied into a silo.
A drive over conveyor minimizes the probability of errors. When manual operators unload goods from a truck, the likelihood of errors is a lot, but when there is little to no involvement of humans in the process, the probability of errors is less.
A drive over conveyor also helps minimize wastage. When produce is unloaded manually, there is a lot of wastage as opposed to when a drive over conveyor is used.