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What is Load Carrying Capacity of Conveyor Rollers?

Updated: May 5, 2020

Why this question? It is the load that a roller can bear? Yes. But still there are confusions during the

selection of rollers. Novice often make a mistake in understanding the concept behind load carrying of

conveyor rollers.

What is so special about that? One has to understand that the load-carrying capacity of a roller is

distributive and not concentric. It means that if a roller is having length 500mm is given load-carrying capacity as 50Kg, it implies that

you can put a load on the 500mm equally and at once. It is a distributive load.

If you put the weight of 50kg on any small portion of the roller say 100mm, is not allowed. it is concentric


Conveyor Roller Load Carrying Capacity

Roller conveyor manufacturers, designers, and users must remember that Conveyor rollers are meant to take the distributive load.​ Do you have a different opinion? Please comment in the below section.


How to Calculate Load Carrying Capacity of Conveyor Rollers?

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