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Roller Conveyor Selection Guide

05th January 2021

Choosing Your Conveyor

The best place to start when choosing a roller conveyor is to determine the weight and dimensions of the product you wish to convey. This will narrow down the roller, frame, width, and roller centers that you will need for your conveyor. Once you determine the conveyor model needed for your application, you can filter through our roller conveyor section here.

Between Frame Dimension

At Ashland Conveyor we measure all of our rollers and roller conveyors by the between frame dimension. The width of your product will determine the between frame dimension. It is recommended to use a conveyor that leaves 2" of roller on each side of the product to ensure the product moves smoothly.

Are you trying to match an existing conveyor system? Measure from the inside of one rail to the inside of the other rail where the rollers sit. This will give you the between frame dimension of your roller.

Frame Capacity, Style, and Couplings. We have different frame styles that can provide different options for your application. Ultimately the frame style will be determined by the capacity requirements of your application. Options include material, frame height, shaft holes, roller position, construction, and capacity.

Roller Centers and Roller Position

A minimum of three rollers should be in contact with the load at all times. Roller centers man also need to be closer together to reduce the load per roller. If you are moving a light and longer product, you can increase the roller centers to reduce the weight and cost of the roller conveyor.