Friday, April 17, 2020

What are conveyors good for?


Trough Bed Belt Conveyors Roach's Trough Bed Belt Conveyor is ideal for handling chips, slugs, scrap wood, paper waste, boxes, packages, and cartons. The trough frame design offers integral guard rails for many trash conveyor and other bulk material handling applications.



Slider Bed Belt Conveyors These are the most popular of all powered conveyors.  These conveyors are great for transporting goods for packing, testing, inspecting and many other assembly line operations.





Roller Bed Belt Conveyors This type of conveyor is well suited for transporting boxes or cartons with lesser horsepower requirements than slider bed belt conveyors.





Roller Bed Inclined Floor-to-Floor Belt Conveyors This type of conveyor is excellent when used as a mezzanine or storage platform conveyor.  It provides higher load capacity, reversible flow, and allows for simple adjustments for inclines of 0° to 35°.


Slider Bed Inclined Floor-to-Floor Belt Conveyors Pretty much the same as the roller bed inclined conveyor except the black PVC ruff-top belting has a solid steel plate underneath it.  An excellent choice for transporting tires or bulky products.



Heavy Duty Roller Bed Belt Conveyors These conveyors are used for heavier unit loads or packages.  The heavy duty roller bed construction makes this type of conveyor ideal for transporting heavy loads with low power requirements.




Light Duty Belt Driven Live Roller Conveyors This type of conveyor is well suited for horizontal conveying of items where transfers, side loading/unloading, or temporary accumulation is required for light duty applications or when small items are conveyed (requiring close standard roller spacing).




Medium Duty Belt Driven Live Roller Conveyor Curves These curved conveyor sections feature tapered rollers to maintain product orientation.  Standard 45°, 90° and 180° curve sections available.


Medium Duty Cam Adjusted Live Roller Conveyors These conveyors are best suited for side loading, unloading, or temporary accumulation.  Its unique cam allows tread roller drive pressure to be adjusted in only seconds.



Heavy Duty Cam Adjusted Live Roller Conveyors This type of conveyor is a great choice to horizontally convey heavy unit loads.  Its standard center drive allows for reversible operation.



Light Duty Variable Pressure Live Roller Accumulator Conveyors This type of conveyor accumulates goods safely and with minimum back pressure.  Packages of uniform weight can be accumulated temporarily using pneumatic package stops.



Medium Duty Zero Pressure Live Roller Accumulator Conveyors This conveyor safely accumulates packages by zone with photo electric sensors.  No minimum weight limitations.




Heavy Duty Zero Pressure Accumulator Conveyors This conveyor accumulates heavy products, containers, and pallets in 5' zones using photo electric sensors.  Heavy loads weighing up to 3000 lbs may be safely accumulated.



Medium Duty Chain Driven Zero Pressure Accumulator Conveyors This conveyor type safely accumulates medium duty loads in 5' zones.  Smart zone technology is easy to install and simple to maintain.




Heavy Duty Chain Driven Zero Pressure Accumulator Conveyors This conveyor is a heavy duty roll-to -roll chain driven zero pressure accumulator conveyor.  Safely accumulates heavy products such as castings, drums, containers and heavy pallet loads in 5' zones.




Line Shaft Zero Pressure Accumulator Conveyors This zero pressure line shaft driven conveyor is ideal for numerous light to medium duty applications since curves, spurs, and other modules may be driven by a single drive and photo eye controlled smart zone.





Light Duty Line Shaft Driven Live Roller Conveyors This conveyor type is meant for light duty loads.  Curves, spurs, and a number of accessories my be driven by a single drive.



Line Shaft Driven Live Roller Conveyors This conveyor has gained widespread usage with its unique design.  A single drive can be used for curves, spurs, and a number of accessories.  This is one of the most popular conveyors available.




3-Strand 90° Round Belt Transfers This type of conveyor unit provides an excellent method of transferring up to 100 lbs of product at 90° intervals.  No drive is necessary when mounted into other line shaft driven conveyor units.




Powered Roller Zero Pressure Accumulator Conveyors The powered roller accumulator conveyor has revolutionized the automated conveyor industry.  Motorized rollers drive the conveyors, eliminating the need for drive belts, chains, or line shafts.  Can be photo eye controlled.




Medium Duty Roll-to-Roll Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyors Chain driven live roller conveyors are designed to transport loads such as tote pans, castings, drums or medium pallet loads.



Heavy Duty Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyors This type of conveyor is designed to convey heavier tote pans, castings, drums, bulky loads, and heavy load pallets.






EXTRA Heavy Duty Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyors Used for transporting very heavy unit loads.  Rollers are .300 wall.




2-Strand Chain Drag Conveyors This conveyor is used for conveying material/products that have unusual characteristics, which can be specialty pallets or tote pans for example.



Medium Duty Continuous Rotation Powered Turntables These turntables are effectively used in tight quarters where large radius curves cannot be positioned.  These units can handle a variety of package sizes at once.




Heavy Duty Indexing Powered Turntables These turntables are an excellent choice for building wooded pallets, cabinets, or painting applications.




Heavy Duty Slat Conveyors These conveyors are used for conveying unstable, irregular shaped objects or with problem bottom surfaces.  Commonly used in appliance and furniture handling.  Also an excellent choice in assembly line operations.



Wire Mesh Belt Conveyors Use these conveyors in a variety of conditions to convey hot, cold, or oily products in an oven or other specialty conditions.





Part Conveyors These conveyors may be placed underneath machinery to accept parts, chips, slugs, or other types of scrap.







Plastic Belt Conveyors These conveyors are used to transport packages around packing stations, testing, inspecting, and various other assembly line operations.  Heavy duty models are available.








Roller Top Plastic Belt Conveyors These conveyors are ideal for applications requiring 90° product transfers in assembly line operations.






Rail Wheel Gravity Conveyors These conveyors are used in pallet flow applications, both in pallet racks or floor mounted.  Can convey pallets or slave boards.






Steel Skate Wheel Conveyors These conveyors are used in gravity applications when tracking is a problem.









Ball Transfer Units This type of conveyor is used where multi directional assembly and packing station movement is involved.  Also used by many manufacturing companies.







Poly Tier Conveyor Supports These supports allow for multi stacking of conveyor sections.







Light Duty Tripod Conveyor Supports Used for fast setup or temporary installitions.










Permanent Conveyor Supports Used for powered or gravity conveyor applications.










Conveyor Rollers for Gravity & Power Applications Available in sizes from 1" diameter to 3.5" diameter.





Roach Conveyors Also Manufactures:
  • Custom Conveyors
  • Powered Roller Flexible Conveyors
  • Gravity Flexible Skate Wheel Conveyors

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!