Each day Dematic conveyor systems transport millions of cartons, cases, boxes and totes in distribution centers and factories throughout the world. With extensive R&D resources, Dematic's engineers continue to lead the way — offering the broadest range of solutions available.
Dematic conveyor systems offer more than just transportation
Dematic’s market leading range conveyors offer 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 of various types such as belt, roller, wheel and chain, suit different kinds of applications. They can convey horizontally, vertically, around corners, incline and decline. Usually they are electrically driven, but often gravity - a cheap source of power - can play a crucial part 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 does friction and, eventually, a powered roller conveyor may be the preferred option, depending on the application.
Heavier loads, like pallets, can be carried on chains sliding in channeled tracks. If goods have to be merged, diverted, or accumulated, a powered roller conveyor is usually best. If cartons or totes have to be pushed onto or off the conveyor, they slide sideways better on rollers than belts or wheels.
Innovative, cost-effective conveyor systems
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 conveyors and conveyor systems for assembly, manufacturing and distribution applications.
Whether you need a simple gravity conveyor, or a sophisticated computer-controlled system, Dematic delivers cost-effective conveyor systems that give years of reliable service.