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What is a flex conveyor?

29th October 2020

Flexible Conveyors

Flexible conveyors expand to fit your warehouse product transportation needs, then compact down when not in use to save space. They are powered by either a motor (flexible power conveyor) or gravity (flexible gravity conveyor). Both types of flex conveyor systems feature compact storage and easy transportation, and are used for loading and unloading trucks and/or multiple docks. But if you are looking for a solution to allow smooth bottomed containers to glide down the conveyor, flexible gravity conveyors are the way to go, as they feature several wheels attached to axles to allow this. Here are some other key differences between power and gravity conveyors:

Flex Power Conveyors vs  Flex Gravity Conveyors

Powered Flex benefits

No need to manually push cartons along conveyor

Cartons convey smoothly around curves and bends

No incline/decline required to convey cartons from one end to the other

Gravity Flex benefits

Lower purchase price compared to powered

Lower maintenance cost

Can be positioned where needed with no regard for power

Available in longer extended lengths than powered


Q. What are the benefits of flex conveyor?

A. Flex conveyor has several benefits.

Completely mobile. These flex conveyor units are on casters so they can be rolled into the back of a semi-truck to load or unload boxes or rolled over to your order fulfillment area for packaging.

Expandable and collapsable. Flex conveyors expand while in use but they collapse to about half or less of the expanded size when you want to store them.

Selection. These units are available in many different widths and lengths depending on your needs and come in gravity or powered rollers.