Roller Conveyors

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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.

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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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Chester, IL  |  800-916-0031

Flex-Line specializes in standard conveyor systems—flexible plastic chain, pallet conveyors, stainless steel conveyors, roller conveyors, belt conveyors and package handling in horizontal or vertical presentation. Systems for hygienic processing (food, personal products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals) are also available.

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Flex-Line Automation, Inc. $$$

Spring Arbor, MI  |  800-782-2779

Established in 1897, Wardcraft Conveyors offers high quality conveying systems at competitive prices. We are committed to continual improvement and fostering strong relationships with our clients, providing exemplary service and product performance. Contact us today for additional information. We would love to take on your next project!

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Ashland, OH  |  419-496-2974

Our ball transfer conveyors are available in widths from twelve inches to fifty inches and lengths from twelve inches to one hundred and twenty inches in one inch increments. Our products feature a standard frame finish in powder coat blue and they have 7/16” mounting holes for support on both ends. Allow our excellent customer service staff work with you today in order to come up with the product that you have been seeking. Call today!

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Jonesboro, AR  |  870-935-3700

Hytrol Conveyor is a manufacturer of conveyors and conveying systems: horizontal conveyors, gravity conveyors, incline conveyors, portable conveyors and more. We are committed to durability, reliability and quality, and we serve many industries with our quality material handling systems.

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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.

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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.

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