Cobalt Conveyors’ core philosophy is to deliver a quality product via a quality service. Whether a job is big or small, we never concede to 'settle' for second best when it comes to our clients’ wishes.

With regular investment in the latest CAD software and a team committed to research & development to keep abreast of the latest industry trends, you can be assured of modern, professional approach that will deliver your project on time and on budget.

Cobalt Conveyors also offers a complete installation and commissioning service, employing a team of highly qualified, trained and experienced engineers. We are fully aware of all current HSE and CDM regulations regarding site work.

The sort of project that Cobalt is asked to tackle usually starts life as a problem that needs a solution. Talking to our clients is the first step in finding that solution.

Following initial discussions, Cobalt will draft a preliminary drawing in autocad to provide a springboard to move the project on further. Once the initial concept is agreed, Cobalt will then shade in the detail and work on more intricate points: Such as how other equipment will dovetail with the new system: Transfer stations, diverters, turntables, elevators, pushers and stops.

Depending on the size and intricacy of a project, Cobalt can also offer a unique service that allows us to take a paper drawing and produce a fully animated simulation of how a conveyor system will work in reality.

Snags such as potential bottlenecks or production through put issues can be identified and ironed out well before the production and installation stages. We have found that this ensures an efficiency of service that is paramount to our brand.

Once the blueprint for a project is signed off and the conveyors have been manufactured, Cobalt supplies photography and video of the new system in operation, accompanied by a detailed installation plan.

All this is prior to delivery, so minimising the production 'down time' caused by conveyor installations.

  • Logistics Simulation
    Cobalt Conveyors Logistics Simulation

    Logistics Simulation Ltd creates warehouse simulations that accurately measure the performance of a warehouse design. Warehouse simulation is an excellent tool for comparing two different designs, and by re-creating all the tasks associated with each design we can determine which one is best for the client based on their actual customer orders.

    The design is replicated in a 3D environment and analysed to the finest detail. Our warehouse simulation services bring life to ideas and provide an accurate measurement of common key performance indicators, as well as any custom reporting that is desired.

    During the simulation process orders data can be altered to create different scenarios, giving accurate outcomes for predicted parameters, testing the flexibility of a design before committing to it. For conveyors, the exact layout and configuration is reconstructed with detailed logging and counting. Actual product flows are used and called from a schedule, the design of which depends on the order release strategy.

    Sometimes it is just a matter of releasing all the tasks at once, letting the machines optimise their own task selection. For sophisticated systems the workflow to various resources must be controlled to avoid jamming or starving the system. The parameters of this control system are very sensitive, and determining their optimal settings is crucial.

    Simulation is the ultimate planning tool for internal warehouse analysis. A base case scenario can be calibrated to the performance of an existing warehouse, after which single or multiple changes can be made, and the impact of the change determined. Maintaining a desired level of throughput is easier when the orders are picked in a warehouse that has already been tested for congestion points, replenishment levels, storage use, and loading times.

    In the case of conveyors many things can go wrong. Conveyors are very much like traffic on the street, and like a busy streets, they have congestion points that cause holdups, some of which can backup an entire system. Busy aisles also have congestion points that cause holdups, and testing a product layout properly involves warehouse simulation. To proceed confidently, the element of time must be added to the analysis, picking the orders one at a time and travelling between locations, constantly seeking ways to thin out the congestion without compromising the throughput.

    Our warehouse simulation is very detailed, including machine breakdowns, battery changes, and aisle usage. It also handles queues at the docks, the pick stations, and within the aisles, and it is great for comparing MHE schedules, dock schedules, and order-release schedules.

    Logistics Simulation Ltd. has worked with many clients providing them with leading edge analysis and instilling confidence in their design. We work with Cobalt to deliver the same when they are integrating conveyors systems for their clients.

    • SAFEcontractor

      Cobalt Conveyors is a member of the SAFEcontractor scheme. SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 150 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members.

      Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.

      With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.

      • About the SAFEcontractor Scheme

        The SAFEcontractor scheme is designed to review and audit the health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of contractors. Qualified auditors take into consideration the contractor’s profession, industry sector and business size, providing tailored safety audits that identify whether there is suitable and sufficient health and safety compliance.

        The scheme saves contractors valuable time by reducing the need to submit multiple health and safety pre-qualification questionnaires to their clients.

        Once the auditing process has been successfully completed, accredited contractors can use the SAFEcontractor certificate as a means of demonstrating their level of health and safety compliance to clients and potential clients.