Thursday, February 20, 2020

Material Flow Conveyor Products

Material Flow & Conveyor Systems, Inc. offers a wide variety of conveyor products:

  • Complete Line of Roach Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Hytrol Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Conveyor Belting - ALL TYPES
  • Complete Line of New London Engineering Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Mini Mover Low Profile Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Medium Duty Bulk Conveyors
  • Complete Line of PFlow Industries Vertical Lifting Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Nestaflex Flexible Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Powered Receiving & Shipping Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Food Handling Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Replacement Conveyor Rollers
  • Complete Line of Custom Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Mini Roller Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Pallet Handling Conveyors
  • Stainless Steel Conveyors
  • Roller Conveyor Stands
  • Complete Line of Aluminum Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Mallard Conveyors
  • Complete Replacement Parts for Most Conveyors
  • Complete Conveyor Systems
  • Complete Custom Conveyors
  • Complete Overhead Conveyor Systems
  • Econo Conveyor Empty Box Lines
  • Gregory Adams Overhead Conveyors
  • Jervis Webb Overhead Conveyors
  • Richards Wilcox Overhead Conveyors
  • Pacline Overhead Conveyors
  • Rapid Overhead Conveyors
  • SAFERAIL Systems
  • Unibilt Overhead Conveyors
  • Zig-Zag Overhead Conveyors
  • Railex Conveyors
  • Light Duty Push Lines
  • Paint Line Conveyors
  • Power & Free Overhead Conveyors
  • Tire Handling Conveyors
  • Roof Top Conveyors
  • Bottom Dump Car Conveyors
  • Troughing Roller Conveyors
  • Hinged Steel Belt Conveyors
  • Magnetic Conveyors
  • Drag Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Gravity Conveyors
  • Complete Line of Powered Conveyors

Monday, February 17, 2020

Roach Conveyors & Material Flow

Roach and Material Flow offer a wide variety of powered and gravity conveyors on a 24-hour quick shipment basis from the factory located in NE Arkansas.  All powered conveyors are tested before they leave the factory.  Simply put, this is the best conveyor program in North America.  Should you have questions on conveyor systems, or the design there of, give us a call at 1-800-338-1382 and ask for the Conveyor Department.

We have 100 models in 39,000 different sizes available for 24-hour shipment.  No other conveyor company can match that performance.

24-hour Shipments include all 1ft increments from 5' to 100'

700SB Slider Bed Belt Conveyor


Slider bed belt conveyors remain the most popular of all powered conveyors, providing an economical means of transporting goods for packing, testing, inspecting and various assembly line operations.


24-hour Shipments include all 1ft increments from 5' to 100'

725TB Trough Bed Belt Conveyor

The trough bed belt conveyor is ideal for handling chips, slugs, scrap wood, paper waste, boxes, packages and cartons.  The troughed frame design offers integral guard rails for many trash conveyor applications.

24-hour Shipments include all 1ft increments from 5' to 100'

700BSB Medium Duty Box Style Slider Bed Belt Conveyors

Model 700BSB features a box style slider bed which offers a smooth work surface, ideal for workers stationed beside this conveyor.  The 700BSB is an economical choice for tasks such as packing, testing and inspecting.

24-hour Shipments include all 1ft increments from 5' to 100'

450BOS Box Style Slider Bed Belt Conveyor w/ Round End Plates

Model 450BOS slider bed belt conveyor is one of the most popular and common means of transporting goods for packing, testing, inspecting and a variety of assembly line operations.  450BOS features a box style slider bed, ideal for workers stationed alongside the conveyor.

24-hour Shipments include all 1ft increments from 5' to 100'

796RB Medium Duty Roller Bed Belt Conveyor

Model 796RB, medium duty roller bed belt conveyor, is well suited for transporting unit loads with lesser horsepower requirements than slider bed belt conveyors.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The A-B-C's of Conveyor Systems

Flexible Skatewheel ConveyorWhat is a conveyor?
Belt ConveyorA conveyor can do more when it is powered:
  • It can move material up against gravity.
  • It can move material horizontally across long distances.
  • One type uses a moving belt and is known as a Belt Conveyor.

What is a belt conveyor?
  • A machine with a moving belt is considered a BELT CONVEYOR.
  • Specifically this machine consists of these parts:
    1. A Bed - the conveyor bed has 3 length, width & height and comes in many different sizes (custom sizing available).
    2. A Pulley - like an iron pipe put on each end of the bed.  The pulleys are as wide as the bed and each pulley has a steel shaft through it.  The shaft turns on a bearing and the pulley turns with the shaft, moving the belt across the bed.
What is a bearing?
  • When two pieces of steel touch each other, they cannot turn easily without bearings.
  • The bearings have steel balls to keep the pulley shaft and the conveyor bed from rubbing together, allowing the shaft to turn easily without friction.
One pulley is the drive pulley and the other is the tail pulley.  The drive pulley is usually larger because it does the work. The tail pulley is located at the opposite end of the drive pulley and is designed to turn freely as the drive pulley does its job.

Drag ConveyorHow does the drive pulley work?
  • The drive pulley is driven by an electric motor.
  • A sprocket is put on the drive pulley shaft and another sprocket is put on the motor (a sprocket being a metal wheel with teeth on the outside).
  • A chain is put around the drive pulley and motor sprocket.
  • The chain is moved by the motor, which turns the drive pulley.
Because the motor turns very fast a speed reducer must also be used.  The speed reducer is positioned between the electric motor and the drive pulley, the electric motor is connected to the reducer with a V-belt or C face coupling, and the reducer is connected to the drive pulley with a chain allowing the drive pulley to turn slower than the motor.

All of these parts together is known as the conveyor drive.  The must be put together to take up as little space as possible so the motor and reducer are put under and withing the conveyor bed itself.  Now a conveyor belt can be put around the pulleys, the drive pulley turns and pulls the belt around and around.

NOTE: It is dangerous to have the conveyor belt hang down under the conveyor bed.  This is taken care of by placing small rollers into the conveyor bed to hold up the belt.  These turn freely and just idle (called return idlers).

Here at Material Flow, we offer the industry's most diverse collection of conveyors, many available for 24 hour shipment to anywhere in the USA. Call Today!