Determine Which Gravity Conveyor Roller Is Best for Your Application?

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Conveyors are the lifeblood of many distribution and manufacturing operations. Conveyor systems can increase efficiency, improve material flow and modify operations.


After the conveyor system was installed, accidents were reduced. Therefore, the possibility of product interruption and damage is also reduced, and in general, the productivity of the plant is higher. Nothing is more important than the safety, security and productivity of a warehouse or factory.


There are many types and configurations of conveying systems because there are uses. In this blog, we will discuss gravity conveyor rollers and help you determine which type is best for your application.


What is a gravity conveyor?

Gravity conveyor is a kind of unpowered conveyor, which uses gravity or tilting force or manual force (for example, human force to push the load) to move the load. These loads move down the conveyor line along a series of metal rollers or wheels that transport products from one designated work area to another.

 gravity conveyor rollers

Gravity conveyors have become the most popular choice because of the following advantages:

Modular design: They can be installed and used in various industrial environments, including rooms with limited space or poor shapes.

Easy to install: They are easy to install and reliable, requiring minimal basic maintenance.

Cost-effectiveness: Because they do not require actual electricity, they are cost-effective and can work efficiently, thereby saving electricity bills.

Compatibility: Due to their simple design, they are compatible with power systems and can be easily connected to larger systems.


Types of gravity conveyor

The gravity conveyor can be a metal or composite chute, roller or ice-skating conveyor.


Chute gravity conveyor

Chute gravity conveyor is one of the most basic gravity conveying methods. It is used to connect two loading and unloading equipment, provide accumulation in the transportation area, and transport items between conveyors of different levels.


These systems are designed to have a low coefficient of friction, allowing the product or material to slide easily, and can be bent or bent according to the needs of the application. This design enables efficient transportation without overflow or blockage.


The use and maintenance cost of the chute gravity conveyor is relatively low. It can be used for bulk loading and unloading operations (such as when moving powder and liquid). It is an ideal choice for light products with a variety of packaging types, including cardboard, corrugated boxes, flexible packaging and small bags .


Gravity conveyor roller

Medium gravity conveyor roller system

Gravity roller conveyors are just like that-they transport materials on rollers or wheels. According to the application and the available floor space, the conveyor can be designed in four different styles: straight, curved, right-angled or combined.

 gravity conveyor rollers

Roller conveyors are mainly used in industries dealing with distribution, packaging and manufacturing applications. They are assembled from a series of metal pipes, with bearings or rollers mounted on shafts and fixed on the conveyor frame. Since the friction between the roller and the shaft is very low, the gravity required to rotate the roller is very small.


In addition, the roller gravity conveyor is easy to install, requires little maintenance, and works well when combined with a power conveyor system.


Skateboard gravity conveyor

Skateboard gravity conveyors are usually used in applications that handle lightweight packaging or containers with smooth and flat bottoms.


These systems are used in transportation, receiving and assembly areas and consist of wheels placed on the axles and separated by spacers to prevent the wheels from moving left and right on the axle. Although the number of wheels on each axle will vary based on the size and weight of the items being transported, there should always be at least 10 wheels under each item.


Industries that benefit from wheel conveyor systems include those that specialize in handling parcels, food and beverages, and consumer goods.


Which gravity conveyor do you need?

There are many options for gravity conveyor systems. At Mailong Machinery, we are eager to help you find the right equipment for your application. We are one of the professional gravity conveyor roller manufacturers and can provide you with solutions. Contact us with your application so that we can customize the solution for what you want to achieve.


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