Conveyor Systems South Africa
The Many Conveyor Systems In Use in South Africa
As one of the most industrialised countries on the African continent South Africa’s manufacturing and processing sector has long had a reputation for excellence. Both the production of goods for domestic use and international export continue to be the driving forces behind the continued economic success of the country and key elements that will continue to contribute to its growth well into the future. Many of the industrial processes that result in the production of both finished goods and raw materials rely on the services supplied by various types of conveyor systems in South Africa.
These conveyor systems are in constant use in the mining and processing industries and are largely manufactured and serviced by South African companies and qualified personnel. There are instances where specialist conveyor systems are imported for use in the country but even these are usually eventually licensed for manufacture domestically.
The South African mining industry has been a worldwide trend setter and innovator of many different types of mining equipment and the industry in South Africa has provided many conveyor solutions for use in other countries, especially for use in harsh and unforgiving conditions such as those found in remote areas where prospecting for both precious ores and minerals such as coal and other commodities takes place.
There are various other types of conveyor systems in use in South Africa, including those that are used in the transport and food processing industries. Conveyor systems include automated systems that are used in bottling plants for instance. These automated conveyor systems are used for the bottling of both beer and soft drinks, both for the domestic market and for export North of South Africa’s borders. The conveyor systems used in bottling transport the bottles through the bottling plant and assist in both the disinfection and filling processes, as well as preparing the bottles for capping. The bottles are then transported by the conveyor system for packaging and distribution.
Automated conveyor systems are also used in South Africa for the assembly of automobiles by the country’s vibrant automotive manufacturing sector. Many of the steps such as painting of automated parts and some elements of assembly rely on a variety of different conveyor systems to accomplish various tasks both quickly and without human intervention.
The loading and unloading of goods in South Africa at various docks also makes extensive use of various conveyor systems. These goods include dry produce such as wheat and maize, and even extends to the handling of foodstuffs such as fresh seafood for distribution around the country.