Gravity Roller Conveyor
Found in most conveyor systems, gravity roller conveyor is a very common type of conveyor. This style of conveyor uses gravity to propel an item along the conveyor line. The package travels along on rollers which are commonly spaced approximately 3-6 inches apart. This style of conveyor is best for use with flat-bottomed loads, however is typically able to support a heavier load than skatewheel conveyor.Gravity Roller Conveyor Prices
"The average rate for palletizing from a conveyor is typically 200-350 cases per hour."
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Skatewheel Gravity Conveyor
Skatewheel conveyors are another popular gravity fed conveyor option. Like gravity roller conveyor, these conveyors use gravity to move a load along a set path. Unlike roller conveyor however, these conveyors use many small wheels (often called skatewheels) to support the load. Skatewheel conveyor is typically better suited for lighter loads with smooth bottoms. The skatewheels can be made from a variety of materials such as steel, aluminum, nylon or plastic.Skatewheel Conveyor Prices
Nationwide Conveyor Buy/Sell/Install
SJF Material Handling has miles of gravity conveyors in stock at its Winsted, MN headquarters. All makes and models are typically in-stock, but you can rest assured that if we don't have it, we can either make it or find it using our large nationwide dealer network. Common brands of gravity conveyor that we usually stock include: Omni, Matthews, Rapistan, TGW Ermanco, Lewco, Hytrol, Buschman, Alvey and more.
SJF also travels nationwide looking to buy used conveyors and conveyor systems. Simply tell us what you have and if interested, our conveyor experts will travel to your location for inspection and removal.
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