Automated Transportation for Products and Materials

Enhancing material and product movement with conveyor systems and automation

In the dynamic landscape of eCommerce, third-party logistics (3PL), warehousing, and manufacturing, optimising the movement of materials and products is essential for operational efficiency and competitiveness. Using conveyor systems and automation technologies gives you a perfect solution, revolutionising how businesses manage material flow and product handling across various industries.


Streamlined material handling & order fulfilment

Conveyor systems play a pivotal role in streamlining material handling processes within eCommerce, 3PL, warehousing, and manufacturing facilities. From receiving raw materials to transporting finished products, conveyors facilitate seamless movement throughout the supply chain.

Order fulfilment is another area where conveyor systems and automation can play a vital role in improving throughput as we as accuracy and operator safety.

By streamlining material flow, optimising order fulfilment processes, and enhancing operational efficiency, these technologies empower businesses to meet the evolving demands of today’s market while achieving higher productivity, cost savings, and customer satisfaction.


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Conveyor Belt Transportation 

Various types of conveyors can be used in an automated transport system. From roller conveyors to belt conveyors and chain conveyors, each type of conveyor system is designed for a specific type of product or package. For example, lighter loads don’t require conveyor systems that are heavy-duty, meaning most types of conveyor systems are ideal for these products. However, for heavier loads, a specific pallet conveyor may be better suited. 

Pallet Conveyors specialise in transporting pallets weighing up to 2 tonnes, which is perfect for heavy loads. With either curves or turning tables to redirect pallets, these conveyor transport systems are ideal for the continuous transportation of goods no matter where you need them in your warehouse. 

Benefits of a Conveyor Transport System

  • Increased Throughput 
  • Enhanced Efficiency 
  • Improved Accuracy and Consistency 
  • Reduced Manual Handling 

AMRs and AGVs in an Automated Transport System 

AMRs and AGVs are a form of discontinuous transport that can effectively carry products to wherever you require them. AMRs are the most flexible option as they only require a few pieces of information: point of origin, destination and a map of the warehouse or area they must travel through. 

With these pieces of information, AMRs can determine their own route, taking the most efficient path to increase productivity. Additionally, AMRs can detect any obstacles that may be in their path and redirect themselves, if necessary, without the need for human intervention. 

AGVs differ as they require a little more information. Although they are not fixed to a specific route, AGVs still work with a guidance system. This means they follow predetermined routes but can be programmed to take detours and redirections if needed. If an obstacle is in an AGV’s way, the AGV will simply wait for the obstacle to be removed before continuing on its journey. 

AGVs may need some human assistance when compared to AMRs. However, this level of automation can still have benefits, such as the capability to handle heavier loads, lower initial investment and simple maintenance. 

Benefits of AMRs and AGVs 

  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Safety
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Control
  • Enhanced Productivity 
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Factors to Consider Before Installing an Automated Transportation Management System 

Before you invest in an automated transportation system, there are some factors you must consider to find the ideal automated transport system for your business. For example: 

  • The type of products you need to transport 
  • Operational requirements such as the level of throughput 
  • Flexibility and scalability 
  • Integration with any existing systems 

If you need help determining what type of transport automation your business requires, contact our team today, and our experts will be able to guide you through the process and create an automated transport system tailored to your specific needs. 

Automated Transport System FAQs

What is an automated transport system?

An automated transport system is any level of automation that can be implemented to transport items from one place to another within a warehouse. This can be achieved through utilising technology such as Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) or conveyor belt transportation.

What is the purpose of AGV?

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) transport items without the need for human intervention. This automates the material handling process, allowing for a more efficient workflow, improved safety, and increased productivity.

What is the difference between AGVs and conveyors?

Transport conveyor systems have predetermined routes that are fixed and cannot be changed without redesigning the whole system. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), however, do not follow a fixed path and can be redirected or take detours, displaying its flexibility. Additionally, if there are any obstructions in the AGV’s path, it can use its sensors to detect the issue and either reroute itself or wait for the obstruction to be moved to carry on its predetermined path.

Enhance Your Business Processes With an Automated Transport System

Make the most out of your time by implementing an automated transport system. From a conveyor transport system to AMRs and AGVs, you can decide the level of automation your business requires. At Conveyor Systems, we will help you create an automated transportation management system that works for you. Whether you want to fully automate your processes or utilise a few pieces of technology, we can find the automation solution that suits you. Get in touch with us today to start your journey to automation! 

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