Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

        CEMA’s members are composed of leading manufacturers and designers of conveyors and conveying systems who design, produce and install all types of conveying machinery. Founded in 1933, our members throughout the years have helped shape the history of CEMA. In 2014, CEMA expanded membership eligibility to include the “Americas”. 

        Thanks to our member company representatives, CEMA provides the industry with standards, technical information, safety labels and safety information on a voluntary basis and in such a manner as to not impede development of conveying equipment or component part or lessen competition.
        Every June member company representatives meet to develop and discuss conveyor industry standards, technical publications, new developments in conveyor design, technology, application and safety. Member representatives also review, update or reaffirm all ANSI/CEMA standards on a five year cycle to maintain ANSI accreditation.

CEMA has been very busy over the past few years releasing a new edition of the CEMA Application Guide for Unit Handling Conveyors. The Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials design manual had a major revision recently as well. A Spanish version of Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, is now available. Available shortly will be CEMA’s latest publication, Bucket Elevator Book, Best Practices in Design.
        As a predominantly manufacturing Association, we must understand the dynamics and trends to stay ahead of the demand in the market. At CEMA’s Annual Meeting held in March, we review industry bookings and shipments from the prior year and we look at the future. It allows members to keep a “finger on the pulse” of changes in the market.If developing standards, creating safety best practices and learning what the conveyor market size is in North America isn’t enough, CEMA meetings provide member representatives opportunities to network with industry peers, customers, suppliers and your future friend!

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     CEMA also makes available to member and nonmember companies, safety labels for all types of conveyor equipment as well as useful technical information and manuals. For example, CEMA has available for purchase, Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials 7th Edition - “The Belt Book” and the CEMA Application Guide for Unit Handling Conveyors 2nd Edition – “The Unit Book”. These books are authoritative technical manuals for conveyor design worldwide. For further information on CEMA, “The Voice of the Conveyor Industry of the Americas” or its member companies, or to order safety labels or CEMA publications, visit our web site at


Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association
5672 Strand Ct., Suite 2 Naples, Florida 34110

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