Conveyors move raw materials and finished products through a dairy plant. After filling, packages might travel to secondary packaging stations, to freezers, to warehouses and to pallets.
The type of conveying system that is best for your plant depends upon what you make. Empty jugs and bottles are typically conveyed on a cable conveyor, especially if mounted overhead and accumulation is required, said Fred Beer, president of Westfalia Technologies, Deam Division. Filled bottles typically run on a tabletop thermoplastic chain conveyor and have some type of chain lubrication.