The price of a conveyor usually is determined by several factors, some of which can be mitigated and others that may not be. There are different types of conveyors, and the price of a conveyor often is linked to the conveyor type. Items carried on the conveyor, which usually determine how strong the conveyor has to be, also can affect how much someone has to spend on a conveyor. A factor that affects the price after the conveyor is purchased is the amount of power needed to make the conveyor move. Size also can increase the price of a conveyor, simply because more materials and labor will be needed to construct it.
Conveyors come in many styles, such as a flat rubber conveyor belt, a vertical conveyor or an overhead chain conveyor. The price of a conveyor often depends on what type of conveyor is being purchased. The materials that go into making the conveyor, along with the conveyor’s complexity, normally will change the conveyor’s value.
Many conveyors are optimized to carry a certain type of item and overall weight, and these factors usually help to determine the price of a conveyor. There are general conveyors, which usually are cheaper, but optimized conveyors may work better for a business and be worth the additional investment. Depending on what is being carried on the conveyor, weight also may be an issue, especially if the items are heavy. Conveyors that can move heavy items, thus requiring more strength, usually cost more.
After a conveyor is purchased, power is needed to move it. While this may not affect the price of a conveyor when it is purchased, it does factor in the continued operational costs of the conveyor. If the conveyor is made for heavy items, then more power usually will be needed. Some conveyors are optimized for low-power operations and, while this lowers the operational costs, it may increase the cost of the conveyor when it is purchased.
Size usually will be a pricing factor, because larger conveyors require more materials and labor to assemble. Bigger conveyor sections and systems generally will increase the price of a conveyor when compared to small systems. This is not always true, however, particularly when comparing two different types of conveyor systems, because one system may cost less because fewer overall materials are used or the conveyor system itself is just less expensive. When comparing similar systems, then size usually will be a big factor.