Conveyor rollers come in many materials, sizes, and styles. For many businesses, these rollers provide a huge amount of convenience and efficiency. They are part of large and small conveyor belts, and they can utilize gravity or small motors to move things along without much human labor. These rollers also provide safe handling for parts that are prone to damage or dirt during manufacturing and packaging.
Rollers can be straight or tapered, and they have many different systems they operate on. Experienced conveyor dealers are an excellent resource for those who are building a conveyor belt using rollers. Many rollers are made of industrial or heavy-duty stainless steel. There are also medium and lighter weight stainless steel rollers. The rollers and the belt system they are installed on come with a weight specification and details about how to keep the bearings operating safely. Your maintenance and operating practices will have different specifications based on the size and type of rollers you utilize.
Rollers can also come in other materials and weights. The bearings and load specifications are usually lower on PVC, nylon, and plastic rollers. These are excellent for lighter materials. They can be coated to prevent scratching during many types of operations.
Whether you need your rollers to use only gravity or provide momentum uphill, there is a roller and a conveyor system for you. An experienced conveyor dealer is able to advise you on which rollers will work for the amount of motor power you need to use in an efficient operation. Contact Conveyor Systems & Engineering, Inc. online at www.conveyorrollers.com.