Skate Wheel Conveyors
Skatewheel conveyors also have lightweight portable sections. Primarily Skate Wheel Conveyors are used in shipping departments, stocking areas, assembly lines, etc. Hook & rod couplers along with tripod supports make it ideal for temporary set-up. These are often called GRAVITY skate wheel conveyors too. Call a Skate a Wheel Conveyor courteous EXPERT for advice. 888-661-0845.
Gravity skate wheel conveyors will convey lightweight loads that have firm flat bottoms such as cartons, totes, cases, etc. Skatewheel conveyor “rolls” more easily than roller conveyor allowing for lighter packages and less slope. Skatewheel conveyor is a very portable conveyor allowing for quick and easy set-up and tear-down. Also the individual skate wheels in the curve sections allow packages to track more so than roller conveyor.
Wheel density is described as skate wheels per foot. There must be a minimum of three axles and five skate wheels under the load at all times. Our Conveyor Products offers many wheel density configurations in four different widths.
Wheels: Prelubricated 1-15/16" diameter wheels, zinc plated steel used in galvanized skatewheel conveyor and aluminum wheels used in aluminum skatewheel conveyor, both rated at 75 lbs. capacity. Steel wheels rated at 100 lbs. are available. Coupler: Zinc plated hook and rod Axles: 1/4" diameter steel; one end threaded with locking nut. Frame: 2-1/2" x 1" x 12 ga. channel galvanized steel or 1/8" heat treated aluminum. Bolt together crossbraces. Capacity: Frame (Maximum distributed live load) Aluminum 16 Lbs/Ft. on 10' support centers 150 Lbs./Ft. on 5' support centers Steel 36 Lbs./Ft. on 10' support centers 260 Lbs./Ft. on 5' support centers Wheels Aluminum 75 Lbs. each Steel 75 Lbs. each High Capacity Steel 100 Lbs. each
Skatewheel capacities are available at 75 and 100 lbs. in zinc plated steel, 75 lbs. in aluminum, and 75 lbs. in plastic. The skate wheel density must provide enough wheels under the load so that the total wheel capacity exceeds the maximum load.
The frame must be capable of supporting both the conveyed items and the skatewheel conveyor. Frame capacities are provided for 5 foot and 10 foot support centers. Applications that exceed frame capacities may require additional supports.
Standard couplers for skatewheel conveyors are hook and rod. Hook and rod couplers allow for quick set-up. This makes for a very portable conveyor. Butt couplings are available upon request.
Many times curves will determine the width of the conveyor system, as the product requires additional space to negotiate the turn. This additional space depends upon the length and width of the product.
Adjustable height tripod stands may be used with straight or curved sections of skatewheel and 11F roller conveyors. They are easily adjustable and very portable. Shipped unassembled.
T-Bar: 1-1/4" O.D. x 11 ga. steel Legs: 12 ga. steel Capacity: 400 Lbs.
The H15 1500 lb. capacity H-Stand support may be used with gravity skatewheel, gravity roller conveyor (2-1/2" and 3-1/2" frames), and power belt conveyor. The H-Stand is used for permanent, as opposed to portable, conveyor installations. Single legs are available for curves if desired. Assembly required.
Upper Legs: 12 ga. steel Lower Legs: 12 ga. steel Pivot Brackets: 12 ga. steel Crossbraces: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" steel angle bolted Floor Pad: 3/16" steel Widths: Standard BF's include: 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 31, 33, 36, 39, 43, 47, 51 Other BF's available Capacity: 1,500 Lbs.