Making a living on the open waters in and around North America is demanding and dangerous work. Any equipment or technical advances that can reduce risk and wasted effort makes the lives of everyone involved easier.
At The Furnace Belt Company, we have a long history of manufacturing custom metal conveyor belts specifically for the marine and fishing industries. You might be wondering how conveyor belts play a role in the marine sector. A perfect example of this synergy is the shrimping industry.
Recently, the North American shrimping has been booming. Demand and prices for all types of shrimp products has skyrocketed over the past year. Of course, these shrimp do not just jump into the boat they need to be carefully harvested. To do this, shrimpers use a wide variety of pots and nets to capture the shrimp and bring them on to the boat. It is at this point in the process that high-quality conveyor belts are critical.
Due to the varying size of the shrimp, they need to be sorted and stored into different sections of the boat. While this complicated task was and still can be accomplished by hand, modern conveyor technology makes it easier and more accurate. Any time that can be cut from processing only adds to the amount of time shrimpers can stay on the water. This also goes for all different types of fishing all across the world. The use of conveyor belts is without a doubt the present and future of the entire industry.
We not only take great pride in supporting such a critical North American industry, but also helping streamline and modernize it so that it can survive and thrive throughout the 21st century. If you want to learn more about the role of conveyor belts in the North America’s marine industry, please contact us today.