Roller Conveyor/Gravity Conveyor System
Conveyors serve a crucial role in a vast range of industries today. It can be overwhelming to choose between the vast arrays of different types available. Pro Storage offers the roller conveyor system, which serves as a flexible platform. Roller conveyors, or gravity conveyors, suit many types of light loads well.
A gravity conveyor can move loads such as cartons, boxes, and barrels, to name a few. It is less well suited to tasks involving heavy loads and consistently high speeds. This limits the functionality of a roller conveyor somewhat. Regardless, they are a low-cost alternative to other systems that offer many benefits.
Role of Gravity Conveyors
The gravity conveyor is the ideal system for those seeking budget-friendly conveyance. Roller conveyors are inexpensive compared to other systems. Additionally, they need not powered source to operate (electrical or fuelled).
As the name implies, gravity conveyors use gravity to move items down an incline. A person can also push products along the rollers as another means of operation. In this particular conveyor system, we recommend skate wheels or full rollers.
It’s recommended to use at least 3 rollers under a conveyed item at a time with a roller conveyor. Rollers are very quick and easy to replace if needed, thanks to their spring-loaded axles. Additionally, this makes upkeep and repairs for your gravity conveyor a simple matter. Spring-loaded axles all but remove the hassles associated with conveyor systems.
Contact Pro Storage to find out more about the ease of use associated with our roller conveyors.
Advantages of Roller Conveyors
There is a great variety of conveyors available on the market. Roller conveyors suit certain applications over other types.
- This conveyor system usually incorporates a modular design. Thus, they’re versatile additions to most businesses. This is thanks to the many applications they’re suited to performing.
- A roller conveyor is an ideal final step to many production lines. They perform very well in the packaging and distribution area of production. This is especially true for lighter items.
- Roller conveyors don’t need a power source for efficient operation. As such, they are among the most cost-effective conveyor options available for use. This also makes maintenance and repairs a much simpler matter.
- A gravity conveyor is very simple and easy to install. Once properly set up, they need only the smallest amount of maintenance. Should they need repairs, roller replacement is a simple and inexpensive matter. The same applies for the ball transfer units.
Pro Storage: Your Preferred Conveyor Provider
You may lack experience in buying and setting up a gravity roller conveyor system. If so, Pro Storage recommends that you make use of professional guidance.
Pro Storage boasts a full team of experienced and knowledgeable consultants. We will ensure that you have clear options made available to you. This way, you can also make an informed decision that will benefit your operations in the short and long term.