In any nursery or greenhouse setting, moving product is the most time-consuming and inefficient aspect of the business. Whether your workers are rearranging greenhouses, moving plants from one barn to another, or even just getting product ready to ship out, your employees only have two hands, and adds up to quite a lot of walking back and forth before their day is done. Portable conveyor belts provide an efficient, productive solution to this common problem. Here are just four benefits of light-duty conveyors for plant nurseries:
#1 Light and Portable
Light duty conveyors are, as you might expect, light. Rapid-Veyor portable modular conveyors are made of aluminum, which is exceptionally lightweight, but still durable enough to handle rugged, greenhouse and plant nursery environments. This light construction ensures that conveyors are easily moved by just one or two people. This portability also makes them easy to assemble and take down, ensuring your plant nursery operations can be set up, completed, and broken down with just one or two employees, in a considerably shorter period of time.
#2 Multi-Directional and Variable Speed Control
Another key benefit of light-duty conveyors like the Rapid-Veyor system is that they offer both multi-directional and variable speed control, essential features in any plant nursery. If you are moving plants or seedlings from one barn to another, turn the speed up to get the job done quickly. If you need a light-duty conveyor for a planting assembly line, you can turn the conveyor down to a reasonable speed for planting, while still keeping operations moving.
The multi-directional feature minimizes the work your employees have to do when putting a conveyor in place, and when moving from one process to the next. Easily set the conveyor to move in the direction that’s ideal for your current process, without having to reset your entire line of light-duty conveyor sections.
#3 Fully Customizable
Most plant nurseries perform a variety of operations on any given day. From planting seedlings in pots to reorganizing greenhouses and barns for upcoming sales, there’s a lot to get done. A light-duty conveyor system is ideal for plant nurseries because they are so versatile and light. Use just a few sections of conveyor for a small planting job, or combine up to 100′ of conveyor sections to move plants across your facility. Because light-duty conveyors are so portable, they’re easy to pick up and reassemble, ensuring your employees can get started on their next job as soon as possible.
#4 Simple, Compact Storage
In any plant nursery, you need all the extra space you can get. Light-duty conveyors are easy to move and store out of the way for the days your nursery is open to the public, or when you’re just not using them. You can store up to 100′ of the Rapid-Veyor portable modular conveyor on one cart with casters, making both storage and mobility easy tasks.
#5 Improved Working Conditions & Labor Savings
Light duty conveyors go a long way to make your employee’s day more enjoyable. With a conveyor on-site, they can save miles of steps, allowing them to get more work done than usual, at a more sustainable pace. Since they’re not trekking back and forth between barns all day, and the conveyor is doing part of the work for them, they’re able to get more done, without feeling completely burnt out at the end of the day. For you, this means a great deal of labor savings, too, since you can get the same amount of work done with considerably fewer hands on deck.
Light duty conveyor belts go a long way in nurseries. From transporting plants from one greenhouse to the next to offloading deliveries, our conveyors are versatile and easy to use. For more information about Rapid-Veyor conveyor belts, get in touch with us online or give us a call at 616-662-0954.