Conveyors are used in industrial factories and production facilities for many different reasons. They usually are used to carry products down the line which reduces the need for forklifts or walking. Many times, conveyors are used to move heavy products or to create a buffer so that products can flow in a balanced manner.
Regardless of the reason for conveyors, eventually the rollers may need to be replaced. Conveyor rollers are a vital component, because if the rollers do not properly move the product along their use becomes troublesome instead of helpful. There are a variety of different types of rollers, so it is important to know what you are dealing with before looking for a replacement.
These are heavy duty conveyors that are able to transport pallets, containers, and other larger products. The rollers are often fitted with loose plastic sleeves to buffer the product with chains on the side linking the rollers to each other. This conveyor also utilizes a gearbox and a motor.
As the name implies, this type of conveyor relies on gravity to push products along at a declined angle.These tend to be the most affordable, and rollers are simply placed in a line down the conveyor to help products roll down the line.
Generally bolted to the ground, the chains push product along and eliminate the need for rollers at all. These are only a good choice for pallets or large containers since they leave large holes in the middle of the chains. Chain conveyors are known for moving at slow speeds since they generally move large items.
Motorized roller conveyors are the modern adaptation of all of the above types of conveyors taken one step more. They are able to reach speeds as high as 200 feet per minute and usually allow for different zones throughout the conveyor. Rollers are attached to each other via reinforced or plastic belts
Once you identify the type of conveyors in your industrial space, you can look at replacement rollers. Conveyor Systems & Engineering in Arlington, IL offers high quality, dependable engineered and standard conveyor rollers for a variety of industries and different conveyor systems.