Gravity Conveyors

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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. With the help of VAC-U-MAX’s solutions, your product can move from point A to B with nothing in the way to hinder its movement. VAC-U-MAX machinery is sold worldwide. Please call today.

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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. We are known as an early inventor of the flexible screw conveyor, and are now offering other products and services such as mechanical conveyors, cable drag conveyors, chain drag conveyors, and pneumatic conveyors.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Batavia, IL  |  630-264-6700

Material Flow Technologies is a premier provider of integrated conveyor solutions. Our staff has over four decades of experience in designing and implementing conveyor solutions for clients in many different industries. We can provide reengineering of existing conveyor systems as well as design and implementation of new conveyor solutions.

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Louisville, KY  |  800-727-4381

Rapid Industries provides total turnkey systems including inception, design, fabrication, installation, start-up, training and maintenance. We also provide long-term support by maintaining a large inventory of conveyor components, which provides customers with fast, affordable maintenance, upgrading or expansion of their conveyor systems. We’re with you every step of the way from beginning to end!

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Rapid Industries $$$

Raleigh, 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 $$$

Westport, MA  |  800-581-2876

Since opening its doors in 1994, SmartMove® Modular Conveyors has been an innovative leader in the production of conveyor systems, snap-together belt conveyors, material handling conveyors and much more. Our products are simple to operate, easy to install and very low maintenance!

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SmartMove® Modular Conveyors $$$
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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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