Non-powered roller conveyors or Gravity Conveyors are the most economical and common method of conveying unit loads. The skatewheel conveyor is a type of gravity conveyor, one that uses the force of gravity to pull goods along a series of rollers or wheels to move them between locations. A roller conveyor is also a gravity conveyor in that it does not need power to operate, helping you cut down on electricity usage.
Gravity conveyors have a couple things in common: they can be lightweight and they are generally portable. Skatewheel conveyors be used to connect different sections of moving conveyors in packaging and sorting.
Roller gravity conveyors use a series of lubricated rollers. As objects slide down, pulled by gravity, the rollers turn to propel them down the conveyor. You can use gravity to your advantage; the conveyors are typically mounted on a slight decline angle, therefore using gravity to assist product movement, especially for long distances. Objects can build up momentum and travel as near or as far as you like based on the angle of your conveyors. You can also keep the conveyor flat so operators can push the product along to its final destination, allowing for multiple workstations, if needed.
Consult Rack Express today to determine the gravity conveyor that is right for you.