Line Shaft Driven Live Roller Conveyor
is suitable for light to medium product loads up to 40 pounds per
roller. (Please contact Metzgar for heavier loads.) Rollers are powered
individually, allowing an almost unlimited variety of hardware and
Line shaft conveyor utilizes a
drive shaft which runs the length of the conveyor.
Torque created in the pulleys,
or drive spools, from the rotating shaft is used to power each roller
individually. Power is transmitted to each roller from each spool by
way of a urethane composition belt. A significant advantage of this
type of live roller conveyor is the ability to direct the shaft around
curves, as a power source for several devices such as spurs, transfers,
is plenty of drive to move a product, however, if a foreign object
becomes caught between rollers, each roller, drive spool, and belt will
operate as a safety slip clutch. Also, a full length safety guard is
provided around the rotating drive shafts.
can be assembled in sections to rotate in opposite directions in order
to achieve bi-directional travel simultaneously on one unit.
The unique drive system eliminates pressure rollers and flat belt
surfaces that create dirt and grime gathering areas. Conveyor rollers
touch only the surfaces of the product they convey. With special
surface finishes, Metzgar line shaft conveyor meets "Class 100 Clean Room"
shaft conveyor is much quieter than conventional live roller conveyors
because there are fewer moving parts to make noise. The elastomeric
drive belts hold the rollers firmly under tension, eliminating a major
source of rattling in roller conveyor.
In addition to performing conventional functions,
the line shaft can be easily modified to perform a variety of special
functions previously requiring expensive designs. Straight sections,
curves, spurs and transfers can all be driven by a single motor, which
means a considerable savings in installation and energy consumption
We provide a full line of curves, spurs, transfers and accessories for
all Metzgar line shaft models.
Please feel free to contact
us for further information regarding any of our
products and systems.