What you didn’t know about the history of conveyors [Infographic]

Conveyors have been such a significant part of our culture for so long, it’s easy to ignore their roles in our daily lives. Chances are, you probably didn’t wonder how long the conveyor has been around when one appeared in the famous chocolate factory episode of I Love Lucy:

I Love Lucy Chocolate Factory Conveyor material handling automation Image via Breaking Soup

Or think about how accurate its inclusion was in the mine where Indiana Jones fought off a thuggish guard while headed straight towards a rock crusher:

Indiana Jones Temple of Doom conveyor belt Harrison Ford material handling automationImage via Central Conveyors

Or think anything of any of the handful of times conveyors have appeared in film and television. But the truth is that conveyors have been used for a number of different applications for over 200 years. Check out the infographic below for a detailed visual history of where conveyors started and where they are today, with information and data courtesy MHEDA.

The History of the Conveyor Tuff Automation material handling

5 thoughts on “What you didn’t know about the history of conveyors [Infographic]”

  1. Excellent Infographic! The history of conveyor systems is very interesting journey that also makes us to understand the growth of industrial technology. Thanks for sharing with all.

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