Monday, January 7, 2008

Roller Conveyors

1) Gravity roller conveyors

An alternative to wheel conveyor as both have similar applications. It is suitable for heavy-duty products and is also used for accumulating loads. Although the cost is higher, but it is more effective in handling of the heavier items than wheel conveyor.The slope for gravity movement depends on load weight.

More rugged in construction than wheel-type conveyors and is good for impact loading;
More flexible than wheel-type conveyors and will handle a wider variety of products
Good for side loading and unloading.

More expensive than wheel-type conveyors
Heavy in weight and therefore not as portable.

2) Live (powered) roller conveyors

It is belt or chain driven and it has a force-sensitive transmission that can be used to disengage rollers for accumulation. It can be used for accumulating loads and merging/sorting operations.

Fast, effective horizontal transportation over long distances;
Good for use in applications where products are side unloaded or loaded onto the conveyor, such as at merges or at sortation points
Offer limited accumulation with minimum line pressure
Enable loads that needs to be re-orientated on the conveyor
Lower power requirements


Noisier than belt conveyors;
Less flexible with the range of product that can be handled (belts more flexible); and
More expensive than belt conveyors.

3) Chain roller Conveyors

It uses one or more endless chains on which loads are carried directly. The parallel chain configuration is used to transport pallets and it is often used to transport tote boxes and pallets


David Clark said...

Conveyor rollers are used to carry tray, drums, boxes used in food industries like dairy, meat chocolates, pharmaceutical industries, oil industries etc. They can easily & swiftly transport the goods.

Jane Fairfax said...

We have been thinking of getting conveyors for our business. We are producing a lot more than we used to, and a conveyor would make moving it a lot easier. Having tools like this can help us keep growing like we have been, which is always a good thing.

Anonymous said...

wow really such an great and amazing blog i got allot of information from your blog thank you for sharing this.
material handling

NeoConveyors said...

An Apron conveyor is a type of conveyor made from individual apron plates that are linked together with hinges on its underside, thus creating a looped carrying surface where materials can be placed. Apron Conveyors are used to carry materials and pieces horizontally and inclined lines. offers Apron conveyors, which are made of pans with uneven edges to keep a check on material loss.

Manoj Singh said...

Belt Conveyors, are specially designed to leverage the open frame and trough effect of the rubber belt to fully contain the load of materials. This type of conveyor is often used for assembly line operations, sorting, trash handling, inspection or packing operations. is the leading Belt conveyor manufacturer in India.

Cherish Paul said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Cherish Paul said...

Temasek Polytechnic students your blog is very informative. Your blogs introduced us what Conveyors are and their various types and use. I liked the way of describing conveyer's advantages and disadvantages.

Gold Dredging Equipment

Dhanvanthri Engineers said...

This post gives detail information about Material Handling Conveyor. Thank you for sharing. For more information please visit us at:
Automatic Bagging Machine manufacturers

asmechtech said...

your blog have very nice and informative content thanks for sharing such like of information .

Conveyor System Design

Manufacturing Automation

Industrial Automation Companies

Automation And Robotics

Material Handling Conveyors

Neo Conveyors said...

Hi Dear,

i Like Your Blog Very Much..I see Daily Your Blog, is A Very Useful For me.

we are manufacturer of conveyors for Bulk materials. Our products are

1. Belt Conveyors

2.Trough Belt Conveyors

3. Truck Loading Conveyors

4. Radial Stacker

5. Chain Conveyor

6. Drag Chain Conveyor

7. Screw Convey

8. Mixer Blender

9. Bucket Elevators

poshe said...

Hats off to your presence of mind. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I really appreciate your information which you shared with us.

If you’re looking for a safety training institute in Chennai, it doesn’t get better than POSHE Solutions.
NEBOSH Course in Chennai
NEBOSH Course in Vizag
Fire and safety course in vizag
Safety Officer Course in Vizag