Gravity Conveyor is the original “Green Conveyor” since it enables you to move product without the use of electricity. It is called gravity conveyor because many times the conveyor is pitched allowing it to make use of gravity to move product from point A to point B. In many applications the conveyor is installed level and the product is moved by the operator pushing it to its next destination.
The two basic types of gravity conveyor are gravity skatewheel conveyor and gravity roller conveyor. With either type you can choose between aluminum or steel construction depending on the intended use. As an example, companies will often use aluminum wheel conveyor in a shipping or receiving operation because it is so light weight and can be quickly and easily set up in trailers to facilitate loading or unloading.
Both gravity roller conveyor and skatewheel conveyor have a wide variety of sizes and specifications that enable them to be used in different applications. Some of the common uses of gravity conveyor are:
- Shipping and Receiving Operations
- Down lines off of a Sortation System
- Order Picking
- Dynamic Storage of Product to facilitate FIFO
- Assemble Lines
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