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Which conveyor fits your load? Roller vs. skatewhe

02nd April 2019

Skatewheel Conveyor

Skatewheel is the most economical type of conveyor, made with steel skatewheels mounted on axles to convey product. It is frequently used for loading trucks with the conveyor set up on removable stands or supports. Skatewheel conveyors are good for items with a smooth, flat bottom. Unlike power conveyor, the load can be wider than your conveyor if it is centered correctly. Skate wheel conveyors flow better than roller conveyor. A minimum of ten wheels should be positioned beneath your load at any given time.

Gravity Roller Conveyor

Uses rollers for greater weight carrying capacities than skatewheel. Rollers are recommended for uneven, open, or rimmed bottom packages. They have spring loaded axles for easy removal & replacement. Unlike skatewheel conveyors, product should never be wider than the rollers. Use at least three rollers under a product at any given time.



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