Gravity Conveyors are non-powered, free flowing conveyors used in a push or level application to facilitate product movement. They can also be set up with declining stand heights to allow product to flow from a high to a lower elevation. Gravity conveyors are available in skate wheel or roller configuration. Both types can be used with a variety of powered conveyors to form a complete conveyor system.
Gravity Roller conveyors can be used when conveying flat, smooth bottomed surfaces as well as most items with an uneven bottom surface such as drums, pallets, cans, molds, etc. Varying load conditions, up to 3,000 pounds, can be handled using different frames and rolls. Roller conveyor can be more economical than skatewheel whenever the roll centers can be spread out. Typically sold in ten foot sections. Various sizes available to meet your needs. Gravity roller curves can take your conveyor around corners or obstacles. Choose from 45º or 90º curves. Galvanized steel or aluminum frame.
Skatewheel is best when conveying flat, smooth bottomed surfaces such as cartons, tote boxes, trays and plywood or masonite skids. Popular Wheel Pattern Options: 12” Wide 10 WPF (wheels per foot), 18” Wide 16 WPF, 24” Wide 20 WPF. Skatewheel conveyor curves take your conveyor around corners or obstacles. Choose from 45º or 90º curves. Galvanized steel or aluminum frame.
Power conveyor is an integral product in any conveyor system. Powered conveyor consists of both roller and belt type conveyors - each having a unique drive system and purpose. Most power conveyors consist of both drive sections as well as slave sections - the difference being that drive units can supply power to one or more slave units to create an entire run of conveyor. Combined with conveyor accessories and gravity conveyor, a power conveyor system can be run through an entire facility to transport finished or unfinished goods to workstations, docks or any other location needed.
Sliderbed conveyor and trash conveyor are very similar products, but regular sliderbed conveyor does not usually have guard rails. Many capacities of sliderbed are available, but lighter weights are more common. Sliderbed conveyor uses return rollers to run a conveyor belt along a smooth bed,allowing for the smooth transportation of many different load types. If the load is something that can roll easily it's best to place it on a skid, pallet or even in a box. Sliderbed can easily carry loose components and other materials that roller conveyors have a harder time transporting. Since sliderbed conveyor has few moving parts, it does not create much noise. The sliderbed conveyor design also makes it useful for transporting loads on inclines and declines. Typical sliderbed applications include inspection, transportation and assembly line operations.
Lineshaft conveyors can be used used for both transporting and accumulating products. Lineshaft makes use of a drive shaft which runs the length of the underside of the conveyor, and drives the load rollers individually using belts. Since the rollers are individually powered, lineshaft conveyor can easily be used for accumulation operations where there is a minimum amount of backpressure on the product being transported. The driveshaft is powered by a motor. Some configurations of lineshaft conveyor allow the conveyor to run both forwards or backwards depending on the situation desired. Because there are fewer moving parts, today’s lineshaft conveyor is typically quieter than traditional live roller conveyors. The belts also assist in reducing noise by holding the rollers firmly in place inside the frames which results in less rattling.