A conveyor is a materials handling device that moves freight from one warehouse area to another. Roller conveyors utilize gravity, whereas belt conveyors use motors. Conveyors are used extensively in logistics operations because they are efficient and can be customized to fit the specific needs of the operation.

Conveyors come in many different shapes and sizes, and can be customized to transport nearly any type of material. They are commonly used to move heavy or bulky items, but can also be used to move smaller items such as packages or parcels. In logistics operations, conveyors are often used to move freight from one point to another, such as from a loading dock to a storage area or from one warehouse to another.

Conveyors can be used in manual or automated systems, and can be integrated with other materials handling devices such as forklifts, cranes, and pallet jacks. In automated systems, conveyors are often used to transport items from one machine to another, such as from a printing press to a stacker.

Conveyors are an important part of any logistics operation, and can help improve efficiency and productivity.

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