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An Exclusive Glimpse at Slider and Roller Incline Conveyors

By Katie

January 23, 2023
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Incline Conveyors: Slider and Roller Incline Conveyors

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Incline Slider Conveyor

A slider conveyor is a belt system that runs along a smooth piece of material such as steel. It is ideal for packing that must be scanned. The reason for this is stability. Items are not jostled around as much on a slider system.  The smooth motion is perfect for capturing scans. For scanning purposed, slider belts are a must. Product is important when considering a slider conveyor. A slider system is the best if your product needs stability during shipment. For example, a slider system would be your best option if you have a fragile product that cannot be bumped very much. Roller systems are not as smooth as slider systems and can be hazardous to the contents of a product prone to breakage. Sliders are also great as a decline belt. The friction between the belt and the bed helps the brake motor from overworking itself and maintains speed control. Slider beds are also better for irregularly shaped products. Roller beds do not convey irregularly shaped boxes, as well as slider beds. They are also good for progressive assembly, sorting, and packing. Due to the low price, slider beds are popular and easy to service. However, slider conveyor belts produce friction, so heavier packages can cause a lot of wear.

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Belt Conveyor

Roller conveyors are belt systems that run on rollers. The roller conveyor can either have a belt placed on the rollers or have rollers without a belt. They can be powered by small motors or by gravity. They can carry heavier items than a slider conveyor. This is due to the lack of friction along the belt. Roller systems are great for regular-shaped items. Boxes convey very well on roller systems. Motorized roller systems are great for inclines. They are very energy efficient for inclines due to lack of friction. If you are moving packages such as large boxes containing fragile materials, roller systems are great for declines as well. You can use these without power if the packaging, contents, and sorting are compatible. Most conveyor systems can use a combination of slider and roller systems. We can help assess what options are the best for you.

Choosing the right system for your company is a very important decision. Consider looking at all of our Conveyor Systems and services. We have an array of conveyor systems to meet your company’s requirements best. Our site has loads of information to help you make the best decision for your company. For example, check out our Gravity, Sortation, and Accumulation Systems. We offer a live chat option on our page if you have any questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us on Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm EST, to speak to an agent in Customer Service. We will be happy to help you determine what system will work best for your company. You can get immediate answers from one of our trusted professionals.

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