Lineshaft Roller Conveyors
A lineshaft roller conveyor, as the name suggests, is powered by a shaft beneath the rollers. This type of conveyor is suitable for many lighter duty applications (usually up to weights of around 50 kilos) such as boxes and totes.
Lineshaft roller conveyors are normally used for scenarios including order picking, production lines, packaging lines, barcoding and labelling, and sortation systems. So, as you can see, a lineshaft roller conveyor is extremely useful in a warehousing and packaging environment.
How Does a Lineshaft Conveyor Work?
A single shaft runs below the rollers along the length of the conveyor. On the shaft are a series of spools with one spool for each roller. An elasticated o-ring belt runs from a spool on the powered shaft to each roller. When the shaft is powered, the o-ring belt acts as a chain between the spool and the roller making the roller rotate. The rotation of the rollers pushes the product along the conveyor. The shaft itself is normally driven by an electrical motor.
The Benefits of a Lineshaft Roller Conveyor
- Quiet in operation
- Easy to install and maintain
- Low running costs
- Safe to use as the elasticated belts can stretch helping to minimise injuries with trapped fingers etc.
- Allows accumulation of products.