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Gravity Conveyor

Gravity conveyor is the most common type of warehouse conveyor. Gravity Conveyors are a cost-effective non-powered solution that use gravity or some external force to move products. This style of conveyor allows for the transportation of product without additional power. Used gravity conveyor is extremely easy to install and is cost-effective. 

New Gravity Conveyor is available at American Surplus with unbeatable factory-direct pricing. Gravity conveyor can be set horizontally or at a decline to transport product throughout the warehouse. Gravity roller conveyor is very useful in receiving and shipping in a variety of industries.

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24" Wide Gravity Roller Conveyor
24" Wide Gravity Roller Conveyor
  • 24"W x 120" Sections
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About Gravity Conveyors

Gravity conveyors have many advantages. Gravity conveyors relies solely on gravity minimalizing overall warehouse expenses. Since this type of conveyor consists of galvanized steel making it safe for a variety of products and are used in an assortment of industries. Gravity conveyors come in a few different style types: curved, spur, merge, and straight.

Alongside our industry-leading used conveyor selection, American Surplus Inc. carries a variety of factory-direct options for gravity roller conveyor available at a great price.

Gravity conveyor may also be referred to as heavy duty roller conveyor, gravity roller conveyor, heavy duty gravity roller conveyor, gravity skate wheel conveyor, roller conveyor, or non-powered conveyor.

Gravity roller conveyor is a powerless free-flowing conveyor system for transporting products throughout the warehouse. They can be set up at a decline to have products flow automatically from an area of high elevation to low elevation. They can also be set up horizontally for products to be manually pushed, which is ideal for areas where products need to be manipulated manually. Gravity roller conveyor is used in conjunction with power conveyor to make a complete conveyor system.

Gravity conveyor comes in two styles: skate wheel and roller. Skate wheel conveyor is very lightweight and is used for medium to lightweight applications. It contains many individually turning “skate” wheels per row to transport product. This style of gravity conveyor requires very little pitch to transport products automatically but can only be used with products that have a flat bottom like boxes, bins, trays, and totes. Skate wheel conveyor curves (45 and 90 degrees) can also be added to move products around corners or other obstacles within the warehouse.

Gravity roller conveyor is a little heavier duty and can also move loads either horizontally or at a decline. Roller conveyors allow for the transportation of products without a flat bottom such as pallets. Curves can also be added to the system (45 or 90 degrees). In addition to curved sections of gravity roller and gravity skate wheel conveyors, there is also flexible conveyor that is available in both roller and skate wheel. Flexible conveyor is also gravity powered, flexible around corners and other obstacles, and can expand and contract to custom lengths. This is ideal for setting up temporary conveyor lines near shipping and receiving areas to load and unload the trucks quickly and efficiently.

Advantages of Gravity Conveyors

Gravity conveyors offer many advantages compared to other types of traditional conveyors or material handling equipment:

  • Cost-Effective: Gravity conveyors are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of conveyors, as they require no power source or complex machinery.
  • Low maintenance: Gravity conveyors have fewer moving parts, which means they require less maintenance than other types of conveyors.
  • Easy to install: Gravity conveyors are easy to install and can be set up quickly, as they don't require any complicated electrical or mechanical connections.
  • Energy efficiency: Gravity conveyors don't require any energy to operate, as they rely solely on the force of gravity to move products.
  • Flexibility: Gravity conveyors can be used in a wide range of applications and can handle various types of products, including boxes, cartons, totes, and more.
  • Safe operation: Gravity conveyors are typically safer to operate than other types of conveyors, as they don't have any pinch points or moving parts that could cause injury.

Gravity Conveyors Applications

Gravity conveyors are used in a wide range of applications across various industries, including:

  • Order picking: Gravity conveyors are commonly used in warehouses and distribution centers for order picking applications, where order pickers can easily pick products off the conveyor and package them for shipping.
  • Assembly lines: Gravity conveyors can be used as a part of an assembly line, where they can move products or components from one workstation to another.
  • Loading and unloading: Gravity conveyors can be used to load and unload trucks, trailers, and shipping containers, as they can move products from a higher elevation down to ground level.
  • Sorting and inspection: Gravity conveyors can be used for sorting and checking products, as they can be set up to allow workers to easily access and inspect each item as it moves along the conveyor.
  • Transportation: Gravity conveyors can be used to move products from one area to another within a facility, such as from a production area to a storage area.
  • Packaging: Gravity conveyors can be used to move packages or boxes from one location to another within a packaging line.

Gravity Conveyors Manufacturers

  • Rapistan Conveyor
  • Omni Conveyor
  • Matthews Conveyor
  • TWG Conveyor
  • Roach Conveyor
  • Alvey Conveyor
  • Metzgar Conveyor
  • Bestflex Conveyor
  • Hytrol Conveyor Company
  • Ermanco Conveyor
  • FMH Conveyors
  • Accuglide Conveyor
  • Alvey Conveyor
  • Automotion Conveyor
  • Intelligrated Conveyor
  • Interlake Conveyor
  • Versa Conveyor
  • UNEX Manufacturing
  • Bushman Conveyor
  • Lewco, Inc.
  • SpanTech LLC

Gravity Conveyors are Also Known As

  • Gravity roller conveyor
  • Gravity skatewheel conveyor
  • Gravity chute conveyor
  • Gravity wheel conveyor
  • Gravity feed conveyor
  • Gravity slide conveyor
  • Gravity flow conveyor
  • Gravity belt conveyor

Gravity Conveyors Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a gravity conveyor?
A:A gravity conveyor is a type of material handling equipment that uses the force of gravity to move items along a sloped or declined surface. It requires no external power source and relies on the weight and momentum of the items being transported.

Q: How does a gravity conveyor work?
A: Gravity conveyors work on the principle of incline or decline. Items are placed on the conveyor at an elevated point, and due to the slope of the conveyor, gravity pulls them downward. The downward movement causes the items to accumulate at the lower end, where they can be manually unloaded or directed to another conveyor system.

Q: What types of products can be transported using gravity conveyors? A:Gravity conveyors are suitable for a wide range of products, including boxes, cartons, totes, bags, and other lightweight to medium-weight items. They are commonly used in industries such as warehousing, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.

Q: Can gravity conveyors handle heavy loads?
A:Gravity conveyors are typically designed to handle light to medium-weight loads. While they can handle heavier items in some cases, it's important to consider the weight capacity and limitations of the specific gravity conveyor system being used.

Q: Can gravity conveyors be integrated with other conveyor systems?
A: Yes, gravity conveyors can be integrated with other conveyor systems to create more complex material handling setups. For example, they can be used in conjunction with powered conveyors or conveyor junctions to facilitate the flow of items between different areas of a facility.

Q: What factors should be considered when choosing a gravity conveyor?
A: When selecting a gravity conveyor, it's important to consider factors such as the type and weight of the products being transported, the available space, the required slope or decline, the desired speed, and any specific requirements or constraints of the application.