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Less expensive than powered conveyors, gravity conveyors provide minimum pressure accumulation as well as being portable and lightweight. Gravity system manufacturers are creating innovative solutions to new manufacturing challenges every day. Read More…

Gravity Conveyors Gravity conveyors are a type of material handling equipment that is non-motorized and uses gravitational forces or momentum to assist in moving products, packages, foods or equipment from one place inside a facility to another, or through various stages of automated manufacturing or finishing.
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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of quality conveyors among other similar products and services. VAC-U-MAX produces its equipment to handle small parts and heavy metal powders.

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VAC-U-MAX $$$

Monroe, NC  |  704-246-0900

Spiroflow offers a complete range of mechanical conveying solutions in the industry. The staff at Spiroflow can recommend the best method to meet your conveying needs.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Oakland, ME  |  207-465-2068

Wrabacon Incorporated was founded in 1986 to solve a wide variety of automation problems with creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. Over the years, we’ve built our reputation on our ability to provide quality automation equipment that helps businesses in the food, medical, and manufacturing industries grow. Whether your business needs to improve throughput or overcome a particular hurdle in production, Wrabacon can help.

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Wrabacon, Inc. $$$

Waukesha, WI  |  262-746-6898

Quintec is a full-service material handling system integrator that engineers, installs, and supports virtually any project that involves a conveyor. Established in 1999, we have become a leader in conveyor integration and the quintessential choice for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and the US government. Utilizing our extensive experience, we provide high-capacity, dependable material handling systems that meet peak volume rates and use low-risk, high-quality technologies.

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Quintec Integration, Inc. $$$

Archdale, NC  |  336-895-1963

If you are in need of conveyors that are built to last, you can count on us to be your number one provider. We manufacture conveyors that guarantee efficiency and stability. Our teams offer fast turnaround on all orders and if an issue ever arises then we will work with you to quickly repair your systems. Give us a call today or visit our website to learn more information!

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Vecoplan, LLC $$$

Bessemer, AL  |  800-476-0256

McKenzie handling Systems provides complete, fully engineered material handling systems in one total package. We custom design, build, install, and service integrated systems using the most advanced technology available. We are problem solvers at McKenzie Handling Systems and enjoy the challenge of designing a total conveyor and material handling systems; we can objectively recommend the best system for you. McKenzie Handling Systems is a full-service Materials Handling solutions provider.

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McKenzie Handling Systems, Inc. $$$
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New technologies for gravity conveyors offer increasing affordability, are more user-friendly and lower required maintenance. New gravity conveyor technology includes modular gravity conveyors, which offer greater flexibility than standard gravity conveyors, and air-activated gravity conveyors, which combine the design and structure of pneumatic conveyors. Gravity conveyors are typically used for applications requiring ease of rotation and transportation such as distribution, warehousing, material handling, food processing, shipping, manual assembly receiving and production. Industries that benefit from gravity conveyors include packaging, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and large parts fabricating.

Gravity Wheel Conveyors Gravity Conveyors - Metzgar Conveyors

Gravity conveyors can either stand alone, feed other conveyors such as continuous vertical lift conveyors or be integrated into a complete conveyor system. Gravity conveyors use gravitational forces to gain momentum by placing the conveyor on an incline, enabling products to move on the gravity conveyor without the use of motor power. Gravity conveyors have two main types; gravity roller conveyors and gravity wheel conveyors. Gravity roller conveyors convey products horizontally along a pathway containing a series of rollers that are placed perpendicular to the direction of travel for movement and are supported on shafts by bearings.

Formed or structural punched frames contain these shafts by either retaining pins or internal springs. Since the roller conveyor is driven by gravity, the product can be free-wheeled manually (horizontally) or the product can be allowed to fall over a certain distance with a slight decline. Gravity wheel conveyors, or gravity skatewheel conveyors, are very similar to gravity roller conveyors, but instead of a roller pathway, products follow a pathway of wheels. Gravity wheel conveyors allow for less accumulation at minimum decline angles than gravity roller conveyors and are typically lighter-weight; as a result, they are generally used for lighter load weight applications.

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