Conveyor implementations in the works.
Many Modern readers will soon install new conveyor systems or expand current installations, according to a recent reader survey.
Of the approximately 300 readers who responded to the e-mail survey, 10% said that they plan to spend $1 million or more on conveyor in the next 18 months. The average planned expenditure is about $250,000.
Sixty percent of respondents said their conveyor purchase will expand their current installation, while 40% said they are planning a new installation.
Respondents said they are planning to buy:
gravity flow (48%)
motor-driven roller (42%)
Given these percentages, many projects will involve more than one type of conveyor.
Readers are as likely to invest in standalone conveyor (39%) as they are to buy conveyor as part of a larger, integrated system (39%). The remaining 22% said they plan to buy both stand alone conveyor and conveyor that will be part of a bigger system.
Most readers prefer to buy directly from the manufacturer (40%) or from a distributor (35%), while 25% said they'll purchase conveyor from a systems integrator or some other source.
Finally, respondents said they prefer to repair and maintain their own conveyor equipment:
84% assign the work to an internal maintenance crew.
4% have a service contract with the equipment manufacturer.
9% have a service contract with another third party.
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|Publication:||Modern Materials Handling|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2007|
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