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How Conveyor Rollers Impact The Loading Capacity Of A Conveyor System?

How Conveyor Rollers Impact The Loading Capacity Of A Conveyor System?

December 28, 2022

Conveyor rollers are a crucial component of any conveyor system. They help ensure the efficient and safe transfer of materials from one point to another, lifting heavy objects and controlling speed. Without rollers, it would be impossible to get product onto or off of a conveyor system. But how exactly do these rollers impact the loading capacity of a conveyor system? This question will be explored in this blog post.


Conveyor Rollers And Loading Capacity


How To Calculate The Load Carrying Capacity?

In order to calculate the load-carrying capacity of a conveyor system, there are a few key factors that must be considered. The size of the conveyor rollers, the speed of the conveyor belt, and the type of material being transported all play a role in determining the overall loading capacity of the system.

However, the biggest impact is made by two factors, the weight of the load itself, and the number of rollers in contact with the load at any given time. In a rudimentary sense, the load-bearing capacity of a conveyor can be calculated by dividing the weight of the unit load by the number of rollers. 

Weight Of The Load

The load on a conveyor system is an important factor to consider when designing or selecting a conveyor. The weight of the load will determine the size, power and capacity requirements of the conveyor. The roller diameter, type and spacing will also impact the loading capacity of a conveyor.


Number Of Rollers Beneath The Load

The number of rollers beneath the load on a conveyor system has a direct impact on loading capacity. The more rollers there are, the more weight the system can support. In addition, the rollers must be properly spaced in order to evenly distribute the weight of the load and prevent overloading or damage to the conveyor system.

To know more about the different conveyor systems that can effectively transport heavy loads, reach out to us at Norpak Handling. We have been providing businesses throughout Canada with top-of-the-line general conveyors and conveyor equipment for decades. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can craft highly customized material-handling solutions specific to your business requirements.


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