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Powered Roller Conveyors

The most robust of the conveyor series, predominantly used for heavier products such as pallet/drum handling and storage where the product is usually fed onto the conveyor by a machine or fork truck.

Powered Roller Conveyors comprise of components that are designed for both heavy duty usage and flexibility. They consist of sprocketed thick walled rollers (complete with torque limiting clutch assemblies), chain to chain or tangential (one common chain) chain mechanism, a fully enclosed side frame and an external shaft mounted motor.

Please see below for both powered roller detail and standard module dimensions and specifications.



Heavy Duty Powered Roller Conveyor

Powered Roller Conveyor 1
Powered Roller Conveyor 2
Powered Roller Conveyor 3

The main reasons for using a powered roller conveyor over the conventional lineshaft system are the robustness and durability combined with the flexibility. They are used predominantly in heavy duty situations (where it becomes impossible to handle manually), including:- Pallet Handling; Automotive Manufacture, and; As fully automated handling and testing stations , eg, vessel building. All mechanical components are manufactured from steel composites, which means life expectancy is infinite (depending on usage).

Most companies producing large, heavy products rely on palletising for streamlining their production flow and storage capacities, therefore relying on pallet conveyors as a way of both conveying and buffer storage techniques. Powered roller conveyors are flexible and can incorporate such accessories as 90 degree cross transfers and powered turntables for multi lane storage. Many production plants also use powered conveyors for full production, assembly and test lines, ready for end of line packing. Specific scenarios for using powered roller conveyors, include:- Pallet Handling, Automotive Manufacture, As Fully Automated Handling And Testing Stations, Drum Handling, Etc......

Powered Roller Conveyor 4
Powered Roller Conveyor 5
Powered Roller Conveyor 6

As with all other conveyors the powered roller system can be used into two scenarios:- Firstly, the standard conveying of products, and; secondly the accumulation of products via the zero line pressure system, for use when it is undesirable for loads to be accumulating against one another. Like all other conveyors, a control system can be implemented (incorporating such complimentary products as:- plough/pusher units, transfer devices and photo electric cells) to achieve full or partial automation.

Powered Roller Conveyor Configurations
Roller Width: 300mm To 1200mm
Module Length: Typically 3000mm module sections
Rollers: 50mm, 75mm or 100mm diameter @ 75mm, 100mm or 150mm pitch
Drive Type: Underslung Geared Motor
Speed: 5m/min, 9m/min, 12m/min, 16m/min, 20m/min, 25m/min and 30m/min

Powered Roller Schematic
(For Illustration Purposes Only)
Powered Roller Diagram - Highlighting The Essential Components

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