Conveying Solutions for Pharmaceutical Application
17th September 2021
With a global pandemic continuing to fundamentally change the world, the pharmaceutical industry is more important than ever to help keep the world running. It is a crucial industry that needs to ensure health supply chains are well-stocked and that Canadians can always access key pharmaceutical products. Just as the pharmaceutical industry is crucial to society, so are conveyors for their manufacturing processes.
Conveyors ensure packaging and shipping processes in pharmaceutical facilities are efficient and safe, guaranteeing productivity and minimizing downtimes and human errors.
Here are some important considerations to keep in mind when it comes to conveyors for pharmaceutical manufacturing applications:
Conveyor manufacturers design systems that are specific to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry. These systems are easier to clean and are able to properly support smaller products. Generally speaking, pharmaceutical centers prefer working with conveyors that utilize plastic belts and chains that run on aluminum or powder-coated steel for that extra support and safety factor.
Plastic chain conveyors can be designed in narrow widths and fitted with adjustable side railings to offer higher levels of stability for bottles or cases carrying bottles in and around pill dispensers.
Plastic belt conveyors offer additional stability thanks to the surface of the belt providing additional friction for oddly-shaped products. They can also be integrated into small spaces around key equipment.
The main advantages of these kinds of systems are their low noise levels, longer lifespans, fewer issues with product orientation, consistent product integrity and position, and easy tracking of products. In addition, you can get these conveyor systems in inclines, declines, and spirals to accommodate the specific space needs of your facility. Make sure to consult with your conveyor solutions provider on your space needs before deciding on a specific conveyor configuration.