Power Conveyor Systems
26th March 2020
Powered Conveyor Systems vs. Gravity Systems.
Power Conveyor Systems or Live Roller Conveyor There are several types of Powered Conveyor Systems. Any conveyor that is powered by a mechanical device that moves materials or products along a conveyor line, other than by gravity or by manually pushing the payload, is a powered conveyor. Power Conveyors are typically roller conveyors (and are also also referred to as "live roller conveyors") that use motor powered rollers to move the payload. The conveyor rollers are powered by belts, chains, or O-rings depending on the load.
Gravity Systems move payloads without the utilization of power motors to automate the movement along the conveyor line. These are usually used on an incline, assisted by gravity, or by a person manually moving the payload along a level skatewheel or roller conveyor. So you will typically see gravity conveyors utilizing skate wheels and / or rollers.