Gravity skatewheel conveyors use a series of small steel wheels to transport boxes and product, minimizing the amount of time it takes to load and unload. Unlike other conveyors, gravity skatewheel systems accommodate material wider than the width of the conveyor.
Q. When should I buy skatewheel instead of roller style?
A. Skatewheel conveyor is best used for conveying light weight packages.
Q. What types of product conveys best on skatewheel conveyor?
A. Boxes, totes, or tubs with a hard, solid bottom.
Q. Can I easily reposition skatewheel?
A. Because this style of conveyor is light weight, especially when compared to roller conveyor, you can easily reposition the sections. Skatewheel is preferred when the setup is temporary, such as when loading or unloading a truck.
Q. Will my product fall off the conveyor when it travels around a skatewheel curve?
A. No. The individual wheels of a skatewheel curve allow the package to track uniformly around the bend without drifting to the edge.