Gravity Conveyors - Gravity Skatewheel Conveyor - Gravity Roller Conveyors
Gravity conveyor refers to any unpowered conveyor such as chutes, skate wheel or roller conveyor that either uses the force of gravity to move materials on a downward path or is used in a horizontal application and product is pushed along by the operator.
There are four main types of gravity conveyors: chutes, skate wheel, roller and flexible. Each of the main types of gravity conveyor can be provided of either aluminum or steel construction. The gravity conveyor’s intended use typically dictates what type of construction is desired. As an example, companies often will utilize aluminum construction gravity conveyor for applications that require frequent assembly, disassembly or relocation due to its light weight as compared with similar conveyor of steel construction.
Gravity conveyors come in a wide variety of sizes and different specifications. Some of the more common uses of gravity conveyors are as follows:
- Truck/trailer/container loading and unloading
- Lift gates
- Order picking
- Assembly lines
- Diverts off a sorter
- Accumulation lines off a sorter
- Static accumulation
Gravity SkateWheel Conveyor
Used when the operation requires a lightweight conveyor section or in order to convey packages that are lightweight. Steel wheeled skate wheel conveyors are beneficial when the installation and configuration is long term. Aluminum wheeled skate wheel conveyor provides an advantage when the installation is temporary and the likelihood of reconfiguration is high.
Price and Specification Details on Light Duty Gravity Skatewheel Conveyor
Flexible Extendible Skatewheel Conveyor
A perfect solution for trailer loading and unloading. Other uses include packaging, shipping and flexible assemble lines.
Price and Specification Details on Flexible Extendible Skatewheel Conveyor
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