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What Is Conveyor Equipment?

Conveyor equipment is a piece of handling machinery typically used to move a product or material from one place to another, often moving product or material through a variety of processes during their journey on the conveyor. Conveyor equipment significantly reduces the effort and man-power that would otherwise be required to perform the same processes. 

There are many types of conveyor equipment, and they can be used in a wide variety of industries and organizations. Conveyor equipment is frequently used in material handling and product packaging, but are also used in consumer environments like grocery stores or airports. As one might expect, different conveyor systems are utilized for different processes. 

What Are The Benefits of Using Conveyor Equipment?

Utilizing conveyor equipment has a variety of benefits, regardless of your industry. 

The benefits include:

  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased opportunities for automation
  • Improved workplace safety
  • Improved accuracy
  • Reduced waste
  • Increased maintenance of quality standards

What Are the Types of Conveyor Equipment

There is a wide variety of conveyor equipment available, and they can be customized or adapted to fit your needs or to meet specific industry standards. At General Kinematics, we specialize in vibratory conveyor equipment- systems that utilize the movement of vibration to transport material – and our vibratory conveyor equipment is available in a wide variety of configurations to fit your system, industry, and needs. 

Conveyor System Specifications

Conveyors have a variety of specifications you should be aware of when looking for conveyor equipment. 

Conveyor Type: 

This refers to how the conveyor equipment moves products from place to place. Some popular types of conveyors include belt conveyor equipment, spiral conveyor equipment, or vibratory conveyor equipment. 

Frame Type: 

Frame Type refers to the frame that holds the conveyor equipment. There are a variety of shapes and sizes, like straight conveyors, S- or Z-shaped, curved, or even custom configurations to fit in the space you have available and fulfill your needs.

Conveyor Frames also come in a variety of orientations. They can be vertical, horizontal, inclined, or adaptable.


Conveyor Length refers to the length of conveyor that you need as part of your conveyor system. Whether you need a short or extremely long conveyor, we will work with you to create a conveyor equipment system that will fit your needs.

System Speed:

System Speed refers to how fast or slow you need your conveyor system to run. Some conveyors come with adjustable speeds, while others have a set speed.


Capacity refers to how much material the conveyor is able to handle within a certain portion of time. The handling capacity may be measured in weight per time (like pounds/min), or volume per time (like cubic feet/min). Some conveyor equipment may have a set handling capacity, or may be adaptable.

How to Know What Kind of Conveyor You Need

The kind of conveyor equipment you need depends on the industry you work in, what purpose you need the conveyor equipment to fulfill, and the space you have available for the conveyor system. Contact the experts at General Kinematics for more information about how we can help you.

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today, the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, having held more than 200 worldwide patents, and is a significant contributor to vibrating equipment design and application technical advancement. General Kinematics serves a worldwide customer base through a network of engineering-oriented independent sales representatives who cover major industrial markets throughout the United States. International markets are serviced from subsidiary operations and through a combination of representatives, licensed manufacturers, and strategic alliances with leading industry-specific organizations in other strategic locations. Today, more than 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries. As new process and efficiency challenges emerge, General Kinematics is qualified to address these needs with advanced technology, innovative engineering, new materials, and manufacturing techniques. All applied to improving customer productivity and profitability while meeting ever more stringent requirements.

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