What is a conveyor?
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association of the United States defines a conveyor as a horizontal, inclined, or vertical device for moving or transporting bulk materials or objects in a path predetermined by the design of the device.
Principally, a conveyor is a device to move objects from one location to another by gravity or with external power. At U.S. Packaging & Wrapping we sell both gravity conveyors and motorized conveyors.
The integration of an exit conveyor for packaging machines is the primary use of our conveyor products. Although our conveyors can be used for a variety of different uses; product size, weight, and shape should be considered when choosing a conveyor.
Below is a brief description of the conveyors we offer. For more detailed descriptions, click on the product page to view dimensions, videos, and shipping weights.
Gravity Roller Conveyors
Gravity roller conveyors are made of stainless steel rollers with durable aluminum legs and casters. They are capable of holding up to 200 lbs. per linear ft. Many businesses use gravity rollers as an exit conveyor from a variety of shrink wrap machines. We offer two basic types of gravity rollers available in different lengths.
The 180° gravity roller conveyor is used as an exit conveyor to return finished products to the operator. It is an excellent option to be used with our TL-1519 shrink wrap combo system or the TL-1622 shrink wrap combo system. A single operator can seal film and package the finished product while remaining stationary.
The straight gravity roller conveyors are often used with a variety of shrink tunnels as an exit conveyor. The straight conveyors are available in 3 ft. and 6 ft. lengths. The recommended length of the conveyor depends on the average length of the products being wrapped and the speed of production.
A rotary conveyor, often referred to as a lazy Susan conveyor is an excellent option for a variety of packaging needs. Customers often use a rotary conveyor coupled with a shrink tunnel. Workers positioned at the exit of the shrink tunnel can easily package and sort wrapped products.
Our rotary conveyors are available in 36", 48", and 60" diameters. Motors for all sizes run on 110V. For further details about our rotary conveyors, click on the product page above.
Skate Wheel Conveyors
Skate wheel conveyors are common throughout the world and can be used in a variety of applications. The advantage of skate wheel conveyors is the adaptability to a variety of spaces. Skate wheel conveyors are accordion style gravity systems that can expand and contract based on specific needs.
We offer three different sizes of skate wheel conveyors. The smallest we offer is a 4'-16' conveyor. It is often used for a wide variety of products as an exit conveyor for a shrink wrap machine as well as several other warehouse and industrial uses.
Please call us at 1-800-441-5090 with questions, quote requests, and shipping details for any conveyor we offer.