Gravity & Ball Transfer Conveyors
Gravity and Ball Transfer Conveyors are ideal in applications that require ease of rotation, transportation and accumulation of cartons, boxes, bags, etc.
Gravity conveyor solutions offered by Metzgar:
• Gravity Wheel
• Midget Gravity Roller
• Light Duty Gravity Roller - SD138 Series
• Medium Duty Gravity Roller - MD190 Series
• Heavy Duty Gravity Roller - HD250 Series
• Ball Transfer Tables
Gravity Wheel Conveyor:
This conveyor has wheels which rotate independently, allowing excellent tracking of packages. Item to be transported on this conveyor should have smooth, firm bottom surfaces to ensure satisfactory operation. Items may be manually pushed along this conveyor or the conveyor may be inclined to allow the force of gravity to move the items.
Gravity Roller Conveyor:
This conveyor offers good support for the bottom surfaces of the items to be transported. Therefore, those with irregular surfaces, such as drums or older cartons and boxes, or items too loosely bagged to transport well on gravity wheel conveyors, can all be transported on the gravity roller conveyor. These items will move smoothly as long as the bottom surface of the item does not conform to the shape of the rollers. Items may be manually pushed along this conveyor or the conveyor may be inclined to allow the force of gravity to move the items.
Ball Transfer Tables:
Ball Transfer Tables are extremely useful where the orientation of packages must be manually transferred. The omni-directional features of Metzgar ball units provide economical solutions to even the most difficult motion problems. Transfers, inspection stations and packing stations are some common applications for ball transfer tables. It is important that the item on the ball table has a smooth, firm bottom surface.