Load zones manage the transfer of materials from one belt to another, but the role that these load points can play in the productivity of an operation is often overlooked. If a load zone is managed properly, the materials will transfer safely and efficiently. But when a load zone is not set up properly, poor performance can lead to spillage and even equipment damage. An operation's maintenance team may think that spillage (and the resulting manpower and equipment used to remedy it) is simply part of running a conveyor system. They may even think that damage to equipment like the pulley and the belt is part of the lifecycle of the system.
The fact is that spillage and equipment damage at the load zone isn't inevitable. Evaluating and optimizing the belt conveyor at load points can do wonders for a belt conveyor system and its productivity.