Gravity Conveyor

Benefits of Skatewheel & Gravity Conveyors

A gravity conveyor moves the load without utilizing motor power sources, usually down an incline or through a person pushing the load along a flat conveyor. A gravity conveyor can utilize skatewheels or full rollers. Excellent for the warehouse, back room, & production lines.

Skatewheel or Roller: Which Gravity Do I Need?

Skatewheel Conveyor

Made with steel skatewheels mounted on axles to convey product. This is the most economical type of conveyor. It is frequently used for loading trucks with the conveyor set up on removable stands or supports. Skatewheel conveyors are good for items with a smooth, flat bottom. Unlike power conveyor, the load can be wider than your conveyor if centered correctly. Skate wheel conveyors flow better than roller conveyor. A minimum of ten wheels should be positioned beneath your load at any given time.

Gravity Roller Conveyor

Uses rollers for greater weight carrying capacities than skatewheel. Rollers are recommended for uneven, open, or rimmed bottom packages. They have springloaded axles for easy removal & replacement. Unlike skatewheel conveyors, product should never be wider than the rollers. Use at least three rollers under a product at any given time.

Benefits of Skatewheel Conveyor:

  • Require less pitch to convey the product
  • Lightweight loads and empty cartons move easily on the skatewheel conveyor
  • As the load negotiates curves the skatewheels provide this differential action
  • Less energy is needed to turn the wheels and that makes skatewheel good at maintaining speed
  • Since each wheel turns independently,  skatewheel conveyors are excellent for

Benefits of Gravity Roller Conveyor

  • They are cost effective because they require no power to work effectively
  • Easy to install, and only require basic maintenance
  • They can be used in a variety of environments and fit into even awkwardly shaped rooms
  • Gravity conveyors are easy to fit into a powered conveyor system
  • Can be modified with curved roller units, spurs and personnel gates

For any space you are looking to utilize a conveyor system, we can advise you on how the systems work, and whether they can be fitted into your particular business space.

Gravity Roller Conveyor

The Simplicity of Gravity Roller Conveyors

Gravity Roller Conveyors are simple but they’re also hugely effective. We provide a wide range of roller conveyors for different businesses and they are among our most popular products. They work simply and do not require any power to move items along, simply requiring a helping hand from the operator and gravity.

Gravity Roller Conveyors Benefit Your Business

Gravity Roller Conveyors are simple but they’re also hugely effective and have many benefits for your business, including:

Cost Effective

With no actual power supply needed, gravity roller conveyor systems are cost effective and work efficiently, saving money on the cost of electricity.

Modular Design

The modular design of the gravity roller conveyor systems mean they can be flexibly fitted into and used in a wide range of environments, even those where there is little space to work with or awkwardly shaped rooms.

Easily Attached to Powered Systems

The simple design of a gravity conveyor roller is also compatible with powered systems and can be easily connected to a larger system, great for environments where picking and packing is a key task.

Easily Modified

The main part of this type of system is the roller straights but they can also be modified in many ways with curved roller units, spurs and personnel gates easily added and included to create a bespoke system that works for your business.

If you are looking for more ways to use conveyors in your business, we offer a range of other systems that can serve you! Contact us at 1-888-564-7978 or visit our web site to request a free quote: