Dematic began designing and building conveyor systems more than 70 years ago under the Rapistan brand. Since then, we have pioneered many industry developments, including the first accumulation conveyor.
We provide all types of conveyor systems for assembly, manufacturing and distribution applications. Whether you need a simple gravity conveyor, or a sophisticated computer-controlled system, Dematic manufactures cost-effective conveyor systems, which deliver years of reliable service.
Dematic conveyor systems offer more than just transportation
Dematic’s market-leading conveyor range offers more than just transportation. Our conveyors join processes together, and deliver and take away goods – automatically, and on cue.
They can store goods until the next person or machine needs them, sort or merge them intelligently, and can facilitate a number of functions that add value to the order fulfillment process, such as packing and weighing.
Conveyors can transport goods horizontally, vertically, around corners, and handle inclines and declines. Usually they are electrically driven, but often gravity can play a crucial role as well.
One of the simplest and most widely used conveyors is a belt sliding on a sheet metal bed, called a ‘slider bed’. This is fine for most cartons and many other types of loads. But as loads increase so too does friction and, eventually, a powered roller conveyor may be the preferred option, depending on the application. Heavier loads, like pallets, can be transported on chains sliding in powered channels.
If goods have to be merged, diverted, or accumulated, a powered roller conveyor is usually best.