Roller conveyors are a series of rollers supported within a frame where objects can be moved either manually, by gravity, or by power.
There is a wide range of ways roller conveyors can be used and modified for different uses including transporting boxes, cardboard boxes, crates, pallets, plastic totes, polybags, slave boards, and trays.
A roller conveyor system can be configured to work with a range of ancillary equipment including bends, gates, and turntables.
Roller conveyors are normally used in environments such as warehouses or manufacturing facilities due to the nature of transporting goods.
Using a roller conveyor can add versatility to the type of transfers, diverters, and stops that can be used as part of a conveyor system or automation system. You can get roller conveyors in mild steel, galvanized, plastic, or stainless steel.
Roller conveyor systems, due to their adaptability and usage, are used widely in numerous industries, predominately logistics and manufacturing. There are several industries roller conveyors are used in including the examples listed below :
- Food handling
- Mail delivery services
- Baggage handling
- Manufacturing and design