Most people who don’t work on production lines or in material handling environments only encounter gravity roller conveyor systems at the airport security checkpoints, where hand luggage is checked, and passengers transfer to the departure gates. Without these roller conveyors, security checkpoints at the airport would be much slower. With the introduction of these systems to airports, the process is speedy and efficient. And that’s basically what conveyor systems do for all industries that they are used in. They speed things up and aid in efficiency.
One of the greatest benefits of using a gravity roller conveyor system is that they are constructed simply, and can operate consistently with very few glitches or hassles. They are designed to perform well under weight too, so there’s no need to worry about how a roller conveyor will handle the heavier loads.
The simplicity of the roller conveyor system’s design works by using gravity. All that is required is a helping hand from the operator to the push items which move with great ease with the help of the rollers.
There are many benefits of opting for gravity roller conveyor systems for your business. Some of them include:
There is no electricity required to run these conveyors, which means that your business can cut back on operating costs.
Easy to install and maintain
Roller conveyors are extremely simple by design and therefore extremely easy to install. They require minimal maintenance after installation, as there are no electrical or complicated components. In order for the conveyor to work correctly, it must be installed at a slight slope and angle, to ensure that gravity can do its work without the need for an operator. If you wish to install the conveyor on a flat/level surface, it will still work, but will need an operator to push items along the length of the conveyor.
Modular design and easily modified
The modular design makes these roller conveyors easy to work with, even in awkward or tight spaces. The system can be modified to create bends and turns according to your business’s needs and available space. The systems can create 45- and 90-degree bends to suit your needs.
Can be attached to a powered system
In some production lines, the gravity roller system can be connected to a powered system to create convenient interval areas.
At CasLad, we stock a range of gravity roller conveyor systems. Our range offers standard sections of 3 m long each, but we can also custom create roller sections according to your specific requirements. The gravity roller conveyors are available in standard widths of 300 mm, 450 mm, and 600 mm. We can also make conveyors in widths of your choice. All conveyors have adjustable legs, and the rollers can be set at different pitches, so that you can set up the system according to your specific needs and requirements.
Conveyor systems are invaluable in many industries. When it comes to handling materials and packages, efficiency is of the utmost importance. If you want to ensure that your staff members can get through their tasks quickly, and without frustration and exhaustion, you have to provide them with the tools and equipment to do so. Carrying stock by hand from one part of the facility to another won’t just tire out your workforce and put a dampener on morale, but it will also slow down processes within the business, which will slow down productivity and essentially affect your bottom line.
In addition to selling complete roller conveyor systems, we also sell the various components of the system, for repairs and setups, including the individual rollers and ball transfer units. All of our products are manufactured to meet industry standards, and are manufactured from the highest quality materials. When you purchase a CasLad conveyor system, you can rest assured that you are investing in a product that offers durability, reliability, and value for money!
If you would like to learn more about our range of top-quality gravity roller conveyor systems, we welcome you to get in touch with us at CasLad. Simply give us a call or send us an email when it is convenient, and one of our friendly consultants will assist you further.