Conveyor System Services We Offer

Material handling facilities, warehouses, and other industrial businesses all must transport parts, products, or materials throughout a facility. While trucks, forklifts, and personnel can handle this to some degree, conveyor systems make moving materials significantly easier and safer, enhancing workflows and reducing production times while providing gentle handling.

With custom conveyor system design, installation, and servicing, we provide material handling solutions built with your exact needs in mind.

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Material Handling Systems We Service

Designing a conveyor system for a facility or warehouse is more than just measuring and installing. It’s important to analyze a facility to determine the best type of conveyor system and the most efficient system design to enhance productivity and move materials quickly throughout the facility. Our conveyor system design and analysis service involves:

  • Assessing the use environment and facility layout

  • Determining what type of conveyor system will work best for your facility’s needs

  • Designing a custom conveyor system to improve production and address any material handling pain points


At Mathews Mechanical, our conveyor system designs are always clean room compatible and food handling compatible when the situation requires it, guaranteeing your materials remain uncontaminated and safe throughout the material handling process.

Conveyor Systems We Install and Service

No two facilities have the same conveyor system needs. In addition to a customized layout, your facility may require a particular type of conveyor system. We offer design, installation, and servicing for every type of conveyor system you might need for your material handling or production facility.

Roller and Belt Conveyors

Being what most people think of when they think of a conveyor belt system, a roller and belt conveyor consists of a plastic compound or rubber belt that wraps around rollers to convey products, parts, or materials throughout a facility. Roller and belt conveyors are the most versatile conveyor systems and can be found in distribution centers, assembly departments, picking and packing facilities, grocery stores, and many other material-handling facilities.

Tube Conveyors

Tube conveyors vary greatly depending on need, but they generally consist of an enclosed conveyor system that moves products, parts, or materials through a tube along evenly placed discs or shelves. This type of conveyor system is very food-handling compatible, as it keeps materials contained and protected from contamination or spillage.

Pallet Conveyors

For material handling facilities that deal in very large or heavy loads, a pallet conveyor can ease the burden on forklifts and employees, handling the heavy lifting and transporting large pallets throughout the facility. Pallet conveyor systems may use a belt, slats, rollers, or a chain conveyor to move pallets and are typically positioned very low to the ground to make loading and unloading materials easier and reduce the risk of injury.

Chain Conveyors

Chain conveyors are most frequently used when heavy loads need to be transported, making this conveyor system a popular choice for pallet conveyors. The thick chains provide a strong foundation for moving pallets or heavy materials and are usually made of metal, though they can be built with other heavy-duty materials.

Chain conveyors are much more durable than belt and roller conveyors, but are not typically food-handling compatible because the materials can easily contaminate sensitive materials like foods and beverages.

Other Additions and Types of Conveyor Systems

Beyond these popular conveyor system designs, we install and service a wide variety of conveyors and can design systems with additional equipment to enhance the material handling process. Here are some of the additions and alternative conveyor systems we install and service:

Motor-driven roller (MDR) systems

These conveyor systems include sensors to detect the presence of materials instead of running continuously, offering a more energy-efficient material handling system. Using numerous small motors instead of a single large one, MDR systems can also cut production costs by only activating individual sections when materials are present.

Lugs and Pegs

For a more affordable conveyor system option, lugs and pegs conveyor belts can move products of different sizes without requiring continuous support and attention.

Cleated or Sidewall Belts

Cleated and sidewall belts provide additional protection to keep materials uncontaminated to prevent spillage from dropping materials and products on the warehouse floor. Sidewall conveyor belts have barriers along the belt sides to keep materials from falling off. Cleated belts have pockets on the sides to grab loose items as the surface inclines or declines, preventing them from rolling down and piling at the base of the slope.

Contact Mathews Mechanical

The Mathews Mechanical team is dedicated to consistently providing our clients with high-quality service and products in a timely manner. As the premier industrial maintenance and custom fabrication shop for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Get in touch with us today.

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