Conovey Custom Built Conveyors

CONOVEY offers both sanitary and specialized conveyor solutions when specific customer applications restrict our ability to provide conveyance through our standard Span Tech program.

When it comes to conveyors, there is no one shoe that fits all.  That is why it is critical to choose a custom-built conveyor supplier that offers conveyors suited precisely to the application and not just because it is what they sell. CONOVEY has invested extensively in developing specialized conveyors for sanitary food-based applications and also have developed solutions for more niche markets. If you are searching that right conveyor solution for your unique application, we probably have an answer for you. If not, we will tirelessly work with you to develop one. 

CONOVEY is proud to offer custom built conveyors for your company. CONOVEY is one of the top custom built conveyor manufacturers in the area, so you are assured of getting only high-quality equipment. In the food processing industry, we know that it can be difficult to minimize waste while maximizing sanitization during operations. Our custom-built conveyors can easily handle food processing, whether you are working with meats, produce, dairy, or other types of food products.

Conveyor Selection

Select from our extensive Conveyor Collection below to learn more

Sanitary "Kwik-Wash" Conveyors

Our "Kwik-Wash" conveyors are the perfect choice for conveying your high quality food and meat products.

Sanitary conveyors, also known as hygienic conveyors or food-grade conveyors, are designed specifically for use in industries where cleanliness and hygiene are critical, such as the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. These conveyors offer several advantages over standard conveyors when it comes to maintaining cleanliness, preventing contamination, and meeting strict regulatory requirements. Here are some of the key advantages of using sanitary conveyors:

Compliance with Food Safety Standards
CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors are constructed from materials that meet food safety and hygiene standards, such as stainless steel and food-grade plastics. They are designed to prevent product contamination and maintain the integrity of food items during processing and transportation.
Easy to Clean and Sanitize
CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors have smooth surfaces without crevices or areas that can trap debris, making them easy to clean and sanitize. This reduces the risk of bacterial growth and ensures that no residue or contaminants are left behind.
Reduced Risk of Cross-Contamination
With our hygienic design, CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors minimize the risk of cross-contamination between different food products or sensitive materials, ensuring product safety and quality.
Hygienic Conveyor Belts
The conveyor belts that we use in our sanitary conveyors are specifically designed for food-grade applications. They are easy to clean, resistant to wear, and able to withstand frequent washdowns with water and cleaning agents.
Protects Product Quality
CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors handle food and sensitive products gently, preserving their quality and preventing damage during transportation.
Prevents Allergen Contamination
In food processing plants, preventing allergen cross-contamination is crucial. CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors help reduce the risk of allergen transfer between different food products or production lines.
Minimizes Downtime
The easy-to-clean nature of sanitary conveyors reduces downtime required for cleaning and maintenance, leading to increased production efficiency.
Longevity and Durability
CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors are built to withstand harsh cleaning chemicals and frequent washdowns without compromising their structural integrity, ensuring long-term reliability and durability.
Customizable Design
CONOVEY Sanitary conveyors can be customized to fit specific production layouts and requirements, making them adaptable to various applications within the food and beverage industry.
Integration with Other Equipment
CONOVEY Sanitary Conveyors can be seamlessly integrated into existing production lines and automated systems, improving material flow and overall operational efficiency.

ThermoDrive TPU Belt Conveyors

"Thermodrive" is the Intralox brand name associated with an innovative type of conveyor belt system used in various industries, especially in food processing and manufacturing.

These conveyors are designed with specific features that make them suitable for applications where hygiene, ease of cleaning, and durability are essential. Some of this innovative advantages are listed below:

Sanitary Design
Thermodrive conveyors are made from materials that comply with strict sanitary standards. They are resistant to bacterial growth and can be easily cleaned to meet the hygiene requirements of food and pharmaceutical industries.
Positive Drive System
These conveyors utilize a positive drive system, which means that the belt is engaged and driven from sprockets or drum motors. This design ensures smooth and reliable operation without slippage or belt tracking issues.
Closed Belt Edges
The conveyor belt has closed edges, which prevents contamination from falling into the conveyor system and ensures there are no exposed metal hinges or plastic clips that could gather debris.
Non-Porous Belt Surface
The belt surface is non-porous and smooth, which makes it easy to clean and prevents the absorption of liquids or particles.
Modular Belt Construction
Thermodrive conveyors often use a modular belt construction, meaning they consist of individual links or modules that can be easily replaced if damaged, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.
Temperature Resistance
The name "Thermodrive" suggests that these conveyors can withstand a wide range of temperatures, making them suitable for applications involving hot or cold products.

ARB Conveyors

ARB (Activated Roller Belt) conveyors are a type of innovative and versatile material handling system used in various industries for sorting, merging, diverting, and aligning products on a conveyor line.

They utilize a patented technology that enables the conveyor's rollers to move or stop based on specific conditions, allowing for smooth and controlled product manipulation.

Flexibility and Sorting Capabilities
ARB conveyors provide unparalleled flexibility in handling various products and packages. They can sort, align, divert, and merge items on the conveyor without the need for additional mechanisms or sensors. This versatility makes them ideal for handling complex material flow patterns and optimizing product routing.
The control system can activate rollers to change the direction of certain products, diverting them to a different conveyor line or destination.
Products from multiple lines can be smoothly merged into a single line by selectively activating rollers to guide them together.
The rollers can be activated to reposition products, ensuring they are correctly aligned for downstream processing or packaging.
Based on predetermined criteria, the control system can sort products to specific locations or divert them to different paths.
Gentle Product Handling
The design of ARB conveyors ensures gentle and smooth product handling. The activated rollers move products laterally, reducing the risk of jams, collisions, and damage to delicate or fragile items during transportation.
Accumulation without Backpressure
ARB conveyors offer true zero-pressure accumulation, meaning products can accumulate on the conveyor without making contact with each other. This feature eliminates backpressure and minimizes the risk of product damage.
Bi-directional Operation
ARB conveyors can operate in both forward and reverse directions, providing additional flexibility for sorting and diverting products in multiple directions.
Easy Integration with Automation
ARB conveyors can be easily integrated into automated systems and can work seamlessly with various control systems for optimized material handling.

Flat Belt Conveyors

Belt conveyors are a popular choice in various industries due to their numerous advantages. Here are some of the key benefits of using belt conveyors:

When only a belted solution will suffice, we are here to offer a fully customized solution featuring flat belt conveyors. As manufacturers of flat belt conveyors, we can tailor them to be as sanitary as your process requires, including quick adjust/flippable tail sections, fully welded components, toolless quick-connect hoppers, product guides, ThermoDrive positive drive belts, Excalibur spring-loaded belt scrapers, stainless steel gear motors, and much more!

Belt conveyors are differentiated from other forms of conveyance by the fact that the belts are driven by friction drive rollers.  CONOVEY Belt Conveyors are typically supplied with V-grooves for positive belt tracking and quick release take-ups for easy cleaning and maintenance. Some other distinct advantages are listed below:

Belt conveyors are generally cost-effective to install and maintain, especially when compared to other types of conveyors or transportation methods. They have low energy consumption and require minimal maintenance when properly designed and maintained.
Belt conveyors can handle a wide range of products, materials, and loads, from small, delicate items to heavy bulk materials. They can be adapted to suit different industries and applications.
Automation Integration
Belt conveyors are easily integrated into automated systems, allowing for seamless material handling and efficient production processes.
Back Light Capable
Back Lights are used in conjunction with translucent belting to allow for enhanced product and shape detection when used with cameras in robotic pick/place applications.
Belt conveyors can be modified and customized with various features, such as inclines, declines, and sorting mechanisms, to meet specific material handling needs.
Gentle on Products
The smooth and controlled movement of belt conveyors is gentle on the products being transported, reducing the risk of damage or product loss.
Highly Efficient
Belt conveyors are efficient in transporting goods and materials over long distances or between different processing points in a facility. They have a continuous and smooth movement, reducing the need for manual handling and increasing productivity.

Retractable Conveyors

Retractable conveyors, also known as telescoping, transpositing or extendable conveyors, offer several advantages in material handling applications.

These conveyors are designed to extend and retract, providing flexible and efficient depositing or transpositing of packages and food products. Here are some of the key advantages of using retractable conveyors:

Efficient and Space Saving
Retractable conveyors can be extended and retracted for depositing products to a lower conveyor or tray perpendicular to the direction of original travel.
Adaptability to Different Product Sizes
Food products are often transported in various sizes and types of containers. Retracting conveyors can be adjusted to retract at varying points in its retract stroke.
Gentle Product Handling
Retracting conveyors provide gentle and smooth handling of food products, reducing the risk of damage or contamination. The controlled movement ensures that delicate food items are handled with care, maintaining their quality and integrity.
Hygienic Design
In the food industry, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene is of utmost importance. Retracting conveyors can be designed with food-grade materials and smooth surfaces that are easy to clean and sanitize, meeting strict food safety standards.
Reduced Risk of Cross-Contamination
By using retracting conveyors, there is less cross-contamination risk between different food products or ingredients during the retract as it is non-contacting. This is particularly crucial in facilities handling allergens or sensitive products.
Space Savings
Retracting conveyors reduce plant footprint requirements by using vertical space to transposit various food products . This efficient use of space is valuable in busy food processing plants where space optimization is essential.
Speed and Throughput
Retracting conveyors facilitate a fast means to transposit food products up to 100 retracts per minute, leading to improved throughput. This can be especially advantageous in high-volume food production and distribution environments.This leads to reduced maintenance needs and lower maintenance costs over time.
Integration with Existing Systems
Retracting conveyors can be integrated into existing food processing or packaging lines, enhancing overall material handling efficiency and integrating seamlessly with other equipment.
Retracting conveyors can handle a wide range of food products, including raw materials, finished goods, packaged items, and more. Their versatility makes them suitable for various stages of the food production and distribution process.

Stainless Steel Mesh Conveyors

Stainless Steel Mesh Conveyors earn a well-deserved a reputation of robustness in demanding conditions.

These conveyors are also designed with specific features that make them suitable for applications where hygiene, ease of cleaning, and durability are essential. Some of this innovative advantages are listed below:

Corrosion resistance
Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for applications in moist or corrosive environments. This property ensures the conveyor's longevity and reduces maintenance costs.
Stainless steel is non-porous and easy to clean, making stainless mesh conveyors suitable for industries where cleanliness and hygiene are critical, such as food processing and pharmaceuticals.
Strength and durability
Stainless steel mesh conveyors have high tensile strength and can withstand heavy loads and harsh conditions, providing a reliable and long-lasting material handling solution.
Heat and cold resistance
Stainless steel can endure a wide range of temperatures, making these conveyors suitable for both high-temperature and low-temperature applications.
High Efficiency
Belt conveyors are efficient in transporting goods and materials over long distances or between different processing points in a facility. They have a continuous and smooth movement, reducing the need for manual handling and increasing productivity.
Low friction
The smooth surface of stainless steel mesh reduces friction during conveying, allowing for smooth material movement and preventing product damage.
Minimal maintenance
Due to their durability and corrosion resistance, stainless mesh conveyors typically require less maintenance compared to conveyors made from other materials.
Chemical resistance
Stainless steel is resistant to various chemicals, making it suitable for applications where exposure to chemicals is a concern.
Low friction
The smooth surface of stainless steel mesh reduces friction during conveying, allowing for smooth material movement and preventing product damage.

Table Top Chain Conveyors

Table top chain conveyors are a more traditional form of conveyance still used extensively in many bottling and packaging facilities.

They offer several advantages in various industrial settings including gentle product handling, low backline pressure, and the ability to handle a wide range of product sizes and shapes. They are commonly used in industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, packaging, and manufacturing, where there is a need for reliable and efficient material handling with minimal product damage. Here are some of the key advantages of using table top chain conveyors:

Tabletop chain conveyors are highly versatile and can handle a wide range of products and materials. They can accommodate various shapes, sizes, and weights, making them suitable for diverse applications.
Gentle product handling
The design of tabletop chains, with flat, low-friction surfaces, allows for smooth and gentle transportation of products. This is especially beneficial for delicate or fragile items that need to be conveyed without damage.
Positive drive system
Tabletop chain conveyors utilize a positive drive system, where each chain link directly engages with the sprocket, ensuring reliable and consistent movement of products. This reduces the risk of slippage, jams, and product damage.
These conveyors can be easily customized to suit specific needs and applications. They can be designed with various chain widths, materials, and configurations to match the requirements of the production process.
Low maintenance
Due to their robust construction and simple design, tabletop chain conveyors typically require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce downtime and operational costs..
Accumulation capabilities
Tabletop chain conveyors can be configured to allow for product accumulation, making them suitable for processes where a buffer is needed between different stages of production.
Longevity and durability
Tabletop chains are designed to withstand heavy loads and harsh operating conditions, leading to a longer service life and increased reliability.