Transport materials and products to your employees while increasing quality control, productivity, and safety with roller conveyor systems. These systems eliminate inefficiency and wasted time by moving products and inventory to the appropriate location in your assembly and shipping areas. Browse through steel gravity roller, flex, skatewheel and powered conveyors to find the system that best fits your space and needs. Whether you need a conveyor that offers adjustable height, a wide system, or a curved system, find the unit that will keep equipment moving through your warehouse efficiently.
A great way to save on costs is to buy a used conveyor. Compared to new, buying used can save 30-40% on gravity and flex, and as much as 40-50% for powered units. If you need help choosing solutions that will work for your business, contact our experts at Warehouse1.
Q. How do I choose the right conveyor system?
A. This answer depends upon many variables in your application such as transporting product, order fulfillment, distance to be covered, etc. Unfortunately, there is not a blanket answer. Every company’s goals and purposes are unique and our in-house design experts can help you make these tough decisions.
Q. How wide should my system be?
A. The ideal width is based on the maximum width of the product being moved. Assuming the material is evenly balanced, it is generally acceptable to have 2” - 3” overhang on either side of the conveyor.
Q. What are the electrical requirements for a powered conveyor?
A. The majority of these systems operate on 3 phase electricity with a voltage anywhere from 208-230-460-480. It’s also possible to install a frequency drive controller, which allows 120 volt single phase input and 3 phase output.
Q. How do I know what roller diameter to choose for gravity conveyors?
A. A typical 1 3/8” diameter roller has a capacity of 120 lbs. per roller. A 1.9” diameter roller will have an approximate capacity of 250 lbs. per roller. With rollers set on 3” centers, there are 4 rollers per foot, so the 1 3/8” rollers would typically carry 480 lbs. per foot. The 1.9” roller would handle approximately 1,040 lbs. per foot. This capacity rating can also vary based on how the section is supported.
Q. Do I want a power belt or live roller power conveyor?
A. This answer depends on the application, the type of product being transported, and the purpose. Live roller is ideal for longer distances, accumulation of product, and lighter loads. Belted units are suited for moving boxes or materials with uneven bottom surfaces, heavier weight products, and where straight transportation is required with no pushing or pulling product on to or off; or needing to start and stop sections of the system.