Gravity Roller Conveyor Systems
Ashland offers a range of gravity conveyor systems, with a wide variety of roller and frame combinations that are selected based on the dimensions and weight of the load. Gravity rollers will convey light, medium and heavy loads that have firm, flat bottoms, such as cartons, totes, cases, skids and drums.
How Do Gravity Conveyor Systems Work?
Gravity conveyor roller systems are one of the simplest and most affordable types of material handling systems. Gravity conveyor rollers work by allowing the product to roll along the upper surface. When mounted on a slight decline, the parts begin moving across the rollers due the natural force of gravity on the conveyed objects.
Ashland's standard line of Gravity Roller Conveyors includes models with rollers from 3/4" to 2-5/8" diameter and various frame styles. Some models are suited for temporary set-up, others for permanent installation. As a leading conveyor system manufacturer, Ashland can analyze your requirements and configure a custom system for you.
Benefits of Gravity Conveyor Roller Systems:
- Simple to operate and maintain
- Versatile and can be used to transport a variety of products
- Relatively inexpensive
- Energy-efficient, as they do not require a motor to operate.
Limitations of Gravity Conveyor Roller Systems:
- May require manual assistance
- Inability to control speed