The track relies on product movement either by using a gravity fall or manual pushing/shunting. Trialing sample cartons on a section of GRC can be essential, specifically to determine pitch and roller capacity in relation to the load.
The two main types of gravity conveyor are roller or skatewheel. Skatewheel type utilise 48mm dia. wheels and are available in either plastic or aluminium. The benefits are they have low inertia and orientation characteristics although they do rely on the product having a good flat base if not used in conjunction with a slave board.
Roller type come in varying diameters from 20mm up to a 100mm and widths of 150mm and 1200mm. Rollers can be supplied in steel, stainless or PVC. Roller type is a better option for heavier/unstable loads. Rollers/wheels are usually mounted within pressed steel channel although aluminium and lattice type side sections are available where lightweight properties and space are important factors.
Sections come in 3 metre lengths as standard but other lengths are available. Bends, merges, gates can also be supplied in conjunction with turntables/lifts, stops, sideguards enabling system layouts to be produced to customers need.
Support stands are set at 1.5 to 3m intervals depending on load. Various heights available and can be supplied either as fixed floor type or on mobile castor wheels to suit customer’s requirements.
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