What is a roller conveyor?

Roller conveyor

A roller conveyor is a series of rollers supported within a frame where objects can be moved manually, by gravity, or by power.

Roller conveyors are available in a variety of uses and modifications to suit different applications, including shipping boxes, cardboard boxes, crates, pallets, plastic totes, plastic bags, slaves, and pallets.

Roller conveyor systems can be configured for use with a range of ancillary equipment including bends, gates, and turntables.

Due to the nature of the goods being transported, roller conveyors are often used in environments such as warehouses or manufacturing facilities.

The use of roller conveyors can add versatility to the type of transfers, bogies, and stops that can be used as part of a conveyor system or automated system. You can get roller conveyors in mild steel, galvanized, plastic, or stainless steel.

Roller conveyors are widely used in the following industries:

Manufacturing: In the manufacturing industry, roller conveyors are commonly used to transport raw materials, semi-finished or finished products from one stage of production to another, for example in automotive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, and food processing.

 Logistics and warehousing: In the logistics and warehousing industry, roller conveyors are used for loading, unloading, sorting, and transporting goods, improving logistics efficiency and accuracy.

 Mining and quarrying: In the mining and quarrying industry, roller conveyors are widely used for conveying large materials such as coal, ore, mineral sands, etc., which improves the efficiency and safety of mining operations.

 Port and shipping industry: In the port and shipping industry, roller conveyors are used for loading and unloading a ship's cargo, which improves the efficiency of port operations and cargo handling capacity.

 Agriculture and Food Processing: In the agriculture and food processing industries, roller conveyors are used for conveying agricultural products such as grains, vegetables, fruits, etc., as well as for material handling in food processing lines.

 Roller conveyor applications in these industries increase productivity, reduce labor costs, help reduce material loss, and improve operational safety.

What are the benefits of using gravity roller conveyors?

Gravity roller conveyors are very useful because they use gravity to move items. Placing a gravity roller conveyor at an inclined angle means you can move products without any power source. This is cost-effective as it means that it doesn't require any power to move the goods from A to B. This reduces costs and is more environmentally friendly compared to powered roller conveyors.

As it does not require any power, this reduces the need for maintenance costs, which again reduces the operating costs and time to maintain the conveyor.

However, in some cases a gravity roller conveyor may not be as optimal as a powered roller conveyor.

This is because it becomes more difficult to control the speed of the conveyor, which can lead to damage to the goods, for example, if the conveyor has a large drop and heavy loads are placed on the system.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a roller conveyor that meets the needs of a particular industry:


Load and conveying capacity: Depending on the type and weight of material to be conveyed, the load and conveying capacity of the roller conveyor is selected to ensure that it meets the actual requirements.


Conveying distance and height: according to the actual conveying distance and height, choose the suitable roller conveyor model and length, to ensure that the material can be effectively conveyed.


 Environmental conditions: Considering the working environment of the industry, such as temperature, humidity, corrosive substances, and other factors, choose a durable, corrosion-resistant roller conveyor to ensure that it can operate normally in harsh environments.


Safety and reliability: Choose roller conveyors with safety protection devices and high reliability to ensure the safety of operators and equipment, and to reduce faults and downtime.


Maintenance and servicing: Consider the maintenance and servicing requirements of the roller conveyor and select a design that is easy to maintain and clean to extend the life of the equipment and reduce maintenance costs.


 Cost-effectiveness: Consider the price, performance, and maintenance costs of the equipment to select a cost-effective roller conveyor and ensure a return on investment.


 Ultimately, choosing a roller conveyor that meets the needs of a specific industry requires comprehensive consideration of the above factors, as well as communication and negotiation with a professional equipment supplier to obtain the most suitable solution. If you're looking for a manufacturer, contact us today and we'll have someone on hand to answer your questions!



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GLOBAL CONVEYOR SUPPLIES COMPANY LIMITED (GCS), formerly known as RKM, specializes in manufacturing belt drive roller,chain drive rollers,non-powered rollers,turning rollers,belt conveyor, and roller conveyors.

GCS adopts advanced technology in manufacturing operations and has obtained ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate.Our company occupies a land area of 20,000 square meters, including a production area of 10,000 square meters and is a market leader in the production of conveying divices and accessories.

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Post time: Mar-22-2024