Benefits of Flexible Conveyor
Flexible conveyors come in a few different styles. Such styles are flexible roller conveyor, flexible power roller conveyor, and flexible skatewheel conveyor. These conveyors can easily contract for quick relocation and can later expand once in the desired location. Ideally expandable conveyors are used for truck loading and unloading, retail back rooms, shipping areas, loading docks, packaging, portable assembly lines, order picking stations, and plant floors. Flexible conveyors let you switch flow points by rolling and curving conveyor sections to fit your needs.
Used flex conveyors are one of the most innovative styles of conveyor on the market, and they have both gravity and powered systems. All flex conveyors are designed like an accordion: they can shrink and expand to fit where needed. This is ideal for shipping and receiving areas, and they do not need to be installed permanently. Because they do not require installation, they can shrink down and store when not in use.
Because they are so lightweight and portable, flex conveyors can be transported with your shipments. This is ideal when dropping off a shipment at a location that does not have a designated loading or unloading area. Workers can quickly and efficiently unload the shipment, saving you time and money while providing top quality service for your client.
A flexible conveyor is designed to expand and contract to fit any area within a warehouse’s toughest spaces. A flexible conveyor can maneuver and transport products around many obstacles with ease, making them highly versatile to meet your conveying needs. By removing workarounds and extra steps in moving packages, flexible conveyors also increase ergonomics, decreases injury risk, and improves overall package handling productivity.
Flexible conveyor is a powerless free flowing conveyor system for transporting products throughout the warehouse. They can be set up at a decline and at different angles and bends to have products flow automatically from an area of high elevation to low elevation. They can also be set up horizontally for products to be pushed, which is ideal for areas where products need to be manipulated manually. Flexible conveyor is used with power conveyor to make a complete conveyor system.
In addition to curved sections of gravity roller and gravity skatewheel conveyors, there is also flexible conveyor that comes in both roller and skatewheel. Flexible conveyor is also gravity powered, flexible around corners and other obstacles, and can expand and contract to custom lengths. This is ideal for setting up temporary conveyor lines near shipping and receiving areas to quickly and efficiently load and unload the trucks.
Benefits of Buying Used Flexible Conveyor
Flex conveyor brands such as Bestflex conveyor and Nestaflex, allow quick, effective loading or unloading of packages in shipping, transportation, packaging, and other applications with a reduced amount of operator assistance. Used flexible conveyor is less expensive and easier to maneuver than telescopic conveyors. To easily move in and out of trucks, ASI also offers the PowerTrax conveyor handler.
Bestflex conveyors are so lightweight and portable they can be transported with your shipments. This is ideal when dropping off a shipment at a location that does not have a designated loading or unloading area. Workers can quickly and efficiently unload the shipment, saving you time and money while providing top quality service for your client.
At American Surplus, we stock genuine used powered roller and used gravity skatewheel conveyor from several trusted manufacturers including BestFlex, NestaFlex, Roach, and more! Before each unit leaves our facility, we replace all banding and thoroughly test each unit for functionality. With prices up to 60% off the cost of new, you can trust American Surplus for unparalleled quality and service at an industry leading price! Call (800) 876-3736 or request a quote online today to see the difference American Surplus can make for you AND your wallet!
Why buy used? You might ask yourself this question, and the only straightforward answer is that it saves you money. You might ask, am I really getting the same quality? Will it really work just as well? The answer is always yes when buying from a trusted used dealer like ASI. All used conveyors are cleaned, inspected, and tested prior to packaging and shipment. Most used conveyor is backed by a 30 day ASI guarantee. If any parts are found defective, ASI will replace it with another pre-owned part at no cost to the purchaser.
Used Flexible Conveyor Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What are the different styles of flexible conveyor?
A: Flexible conveyor comes in Gravity Roller, Gravity Skate Wheel Expandable, and Powered Roller Flexible Conveyor.
Q: How are flexible conveyors used?
A: Flexible conveyors allow you to change access points by rolling and curving conveyor sections to suit your needs. Ideally, they are used at shipping docks or the end of a conveyor system to attach to trucks and trailers. A single flexible conveyor can provide service to multiple dock doors.
Q: What sizes of flex conveyor are available?
A: Usually, the width of flexible conveyor ranges from 18” to 30” and the expanded lengths usually range from 12’ (144”) to 60’ (720”) varying on the use.
Q. How far into the bed of the truck should I take the flexible conveyor for loading or unloading?
A. ASI recommends that the length of conveyor reach to within 5’ of the edge of the truck trailer. This will provide the room necessary for the worker to work.
Q. Where are flexible conveyors commonly used?
A. Ideally suited for packaging, shipping, and assembly lines.
Q. Do flex conveyors take up much space?
A. No, since flexible conveyors easily contract when being transported or not in use. This makes it easy to store them anywhere you see fit.
Q. What is a flexible gravity conveyor?
A. Flexible gravity conveyors come in skate wheel and roller styles that moves loads without using motors or any power sources.
Q. What is a flexible power conveyor?
A. Flexible power conveyors use motors to eliminate the extra work it may take in moving packages and other workarounds off or onto a trailer.