A Guide to Gravity Conveyor Roller
23rd March 2022What is a gravity conveyor roller?
A gravity conveyor roller moves the load without utilizing motor power sources, usually down an incline or through a person pushing the load along a flat conveyor roller. A gravity conveyor roller can utilize skatewheels or full rollers.
Skatewheel Conveyor Roller
Gravity flow skate wheel conveyor roller is an economical option for conveying lightweight cartons, trays, or totes. Used extensively in shipping/receiving and assembly areas, skate wheel conveyor roller reduce manual material handling of lightweight items over short distances. It can be useful in elaborate configurations and flow systems as well as smaller, standalone applications.
Move these items on skatewheel conveyor roller:
Any items with a smooth, flat bottom. These items can be wider than the conveyor roller; 6" over on each side is not too much. Extra wide items like plywood, can be moved but must be centered carefully.
Move these items on roller conveyor Roller:
Items with an uneven or open bottom, or with a rim on the bottom should be conveyed on conveyor rollers. These items should never be bigger around than the rollers are long.
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