Buy and Set Up Roller Conveyor Systems to Benefit Your Business’ Productivity
Keeping goods moving can become a difficult task if you do not have a conveyor system. Manual product transportation and moving can be time-consuming, hazardous, and tiring for your staff members. Conveyor systems are used in the commercial, industrial, manufacturing, and transport industries, amongst others.
Gravity roller conveyor systems are particularly useful in certain setups and are used by food-processing plants, packaging companies, airport security and luggage areas, and so on. These systems are less complex than motorised conveyor belt systems and due to their design and materials used, can last longer too. Conveyor systems that use rollers and gravity to operate can help a business’ bottom line by reducing the effort required by staff members and by speeding systems and processes along. Where efficiency is key in moving products and items, roller conveyor systems really can prove very useful.
Gravity roller conveyors are designed to provide convenient and effortless mobilisation of products and items. Such a conveyor system is custom-designed according to the demands of the application and the environment. The system must be fitted and set up to handle the moving of stock and items in the most efficient way, based on the workspace and, of course, the dimensions and weight of the products.
What are the most common types of roller systems available on the market? When shopping around for these types of conveyor systems, you will find that roller-based and wheel-based systems are the most common and well known. Both of these systems provide sturdy handling platforms that are solid and durable. Something to note about these conveyors is that the products moved must be boxed or packaged, as these rollers are not really suitable for moving rounded or loose products.
What material should your conveyor system be manufactured from in order to offer a long lifespan? If you are looking to invest in one of these conveyors, opt for aluminium or steel construction. Aluminium conveyors are lightweight and easy to transport while steel conveyors are highly durable and offer the best possible stability. The heavier the conveyor, the heavier the products can be. When ordering roller systems, keep in mind what products and items will be moved, as the tracks are available in a variety of widths and lengths. You can typically choose from a selection of straight and curved sections, depending on how the conveyor needs to be set up.
When it comes to moving boxes and packaged items, gravity roller conveyors are a top choice. They can efficiently move stock while minimising the energy exerted by staff members. The gravity mechanism and the rack will ensure that the products are held in place and moved along without damage or instability. The fact that these systems do not use a motor also means that no energy costs are incurred to run the system, and your business can continue to operate even during times of power outages.
At Caslad, we stock a range of modular gravity roller conveyor systems in standard 3-m lengths. However, you can order the sections in custom lengths and widths. The standard widths available are 300, 450 and 600 mm. To accommodate systems that require bends, we offer 45- and 90-degree bend options. The legs of the conveyors are adjustable and the rollers are too; they can be set at a variety of pitches in order to suit your specific application setup.
If you would like to find out more about our range of 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 so that we can assist you further.