Powered Roller Conveyors
What are Powered Roller Conveyors?
Excel Conveyors manufacturers Powered Roller Conveyors. Powered Roller Conveyors run utilizing some power as electric motor pneumatic motor or by external means of force. This power makes the rollers move using roller drive options such as sprockets. So the speed of the product can be controlled. e.g., you must have heard the speed of the conveyors 50 boxes/min. So accordingly, calculations are made to achieve this speed.
Powered Roller Conveyors do not need any slope. They may be straight running as well as curves. Please refer to "Curve Conveyor."
Powered roller conveyors have some limitations of the product to be carried on it. e.g., Refrigerators, washing machines have uneven bases and are not suitable on powered roller conveying.
Carton Boxes, Plastic Crates, Totes, automobile & mechanical components, drums, wooden and metallic pallets are some of the examples which can run on powered roller conveyors.
How Powered Roller Conveyors Work?
Rollers come in different options to make them powered. e.g., Sprocket. A sprocket on the motor shaft drives the rollers. The rollers transfer drive to one another. And this way, the conveyor runs. There are other options to sprocket & chain. Such as
O Groove Cord Rollers & Cord
Poly Vee Rollers & Poly Vee Belt
Timing Pulley Rollers & Timing Belt
The application decides the usage of every type.
What are different types of Drive Options in powered roller conveyors?
Powered Roller Conveyors come with various options -
Sprocket Powered Roller Conveyors also known as Chain Drive Live Roller Conveyor
Timing Pulley Powered Roller Conveyors
Round Cord O Groove Powered Roller Conveyors
Poly Vee Belt Powered Roller Conveyors - Poly Vee Belt Live Roller Conveyor
The most widely used powered roller conveyors are with sprockets. Because sprockets and chains are easy to assemble, easy to design, and are easy to maintain. Still, apart from this, other types are also used depending on the application. Food and Pharma companies avoid using chains and sprockets. Even some high-speed applications like parcel sorting conveyors use cord driven o groove rollers.
Every type has its advantages and drawbacks and are selected purely based on customer and working requirements.