Conveyor Systems banner

Roller Conveyors

A reliable source for Conveyor System information and leading Conveyor System Companies & Manufacturers.

Roller conveyors utilize round rotating parts called rollers to transport material through the conveying system. In order to properly move products or materials, roller conveyors require a flat-bottom and possession of an area sufficient to span several adjacent rollers. Read More…

Roller Conveyors A roller conveyor is a type of material handling equipment that moves products, packages, foods and equipment from one place inside a facility to another, or through various stages of automated manufacturing or finishing.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

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.

Request A Quote

VAC-U-MAX $$$

Bloomfield, CT  |  860-769-5500

mk North America, Inc. offers the widest variety of conveyors in the industry. Our vast product line features a variety of aluminum frame and stainless-steel conveyors that are built to last. At mk we believe in offering not only a better product, but also a better solution – which is why we will work with you to ensure your unique application is matched with the best possible conveyor solution. Belt, roller, chain, timing belt and many other conveyor types are available.

Request A Quote

mk North America, Inc. $$$

Glasgow, KY  |  270-651-9166

When it comes to conveyors, no one does them quite like we do! We guarantee that our conveyors are among the easiest to maintain in the industry. We are dedicated to providing high quality customer service at all times in order to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Through product evolution and innovation we provide our customers the best products in the industry! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you visit our website or send us an email today!

Request A Quote

SpanTech, LLC $$$

McMurray, PA  |  724-969-1188

Heinrich Brothers, Inc. is a full service systems integration company providing solutions for our customer’s conveyor and material handling needs. Whether your needs are for a single piece of Equipment or a Turn Key System Heinrich Brothers will work with you to help complete your project on time and within your budget.

Request A Quote

Heinrich Brothers, Inc. $$$

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.

Request A Quote

Spiroflow Systems, 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!

Request A Quote

Vecoplan, LLC $$$
placeholder image VAC-U-MAX mk North America, Inc. SpanTech, LLC Heinrich Brothers, Inc. Spiroflow Systems, Inc. Vecoplan, LLC

There are three main types of roller conveyors used in manufacturing and distribution applications three main divisions: gravity roller conveyors, lineshaft roller conveyors and pallet roller conveyors. Common used in accumulating materials and in converging conveyor systems, in which separate conveyor lines join to form a single conveying line, additional applications for roller conveyor systems include distribution, warehousing, material handling, shipping, sortation, washing and drying. Due to the wide range of possible applications, roller conveyors are often used in a correspondingly vast amount of industries including commercial, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical and metal finishing.

Roller Conveyor Roller Conveyors - Tuff Automation, Inc

Roller conveyors convey products horizontally along a pathway containing a series of rollers that are placed perpendicular to the direction of travel for movement. These rollers are contained in a fixed frame that elevates the pathway from several inches to several feet and are spring-loaded with hex angles or round angles. Roller conveyors can be powered or non-powered: powered roller conveyors are powered by chains or belts and non-powered roller conveyors can be manually powered and straight or are driven by gravitational forces, necessitating the pathway to have a downward slope large enough to overcome rolling fiction.

Powered roller conveyors use small belts and plastic spools in order to provide traction to the rollers, but also allow products to accumulate on the conveyor if there is a queue. Heavy duty roller conveyors are typically powered by friction belts or chains underneath that are attached to a shaft that runs the length of the conveyor frame. The shaft is connected to an electric motor and powers the rotation of the rollers. Skate wheel conveyors are very similar to roller conveyors, but instead of a roller pathway there is a pathway of skate wheels that is used to facilitate movement. Skate wheel conveyors are typically lighter-weight and as a result are generally used for lighter load weight applications.

Roller Conveyor Informational Video