Conveyors serve an important role in a wide range of industries today. As such, many different types exist for an even wider range of roles.

Conveyors serve an important role in a wide range of industries today. It can be overwhelming to choose between the different types available. Facet Engineering offers a flexible platform to address this, roller conveyors. Roller conveyors, or gravity conveyors, can handle many different types of light loads.

A gravity conveyor can move products such as cartons, boxes, and barrels, to name just a few. It is, though, not as suited to tasks involving heavy loads at consistently high speeds. This ends up limiting the functionality of a roller conveyor somewhat. Regardless, they are a low-cost alternative to other systems. As well as this, they offer many benefits over these systems.


The gravity conveyor is the ideal system when it comes to “conveyance on a budget”. Indeed, their relatively inexpensive nature makes them ideal for many applications. Additionally, they do not need a powered source for operation.

Gravity conveyors make use of gravity to move items down an incline. Team members can also push products along the rollers as another means of operation. In this particular conveyor system, we recommend using full rollers or skate wheels.

Using at least 3 rollers under a conveyed item at a time with a roller conveyor is ideal. Thanks to their spring-loaded axles, the rollers are very quick and easy to replace if needed. Additionally, this makes upkeep and repairs for your conveyor systems much simpler. Spring-loaded axles all but remove the hassles associated with conveyor systems.

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Conveyors come in a variety of configurations. The exact configuration will depend on the purpose for which it is intended.


There is a great variety of these conveyors available on the market. They have several benefits over other conveyor designs.

  • This conveyor system usually includes a modular design. Most businesses will find them to be highly versatile. There are many applications which gravity conveyors handle very well.
  • The roller type conveyor is an ideal final step to many production lines. They perform well in the packaging and distribution area of a production line. This is also true for lighter products and other items.
  • A gravity conveyor doesn’t need a power source for its efficient operation. Indeed, you and your team can operate them by hand. They are also among the most cost-effective conveyor options available for use. As a result, this makes maintenance and repairs a much simpler matter.
  • A roller conveyor offers very simple and easy installation. Once properly set up, they only need minor maintenance on a regular basis. Should they need repairs, roller replacement is a simple and inexpensive matter. The same applies for the ball transfer units.


It is often difficult to buy and set up roller conveyors for your business operations. To this end, Facet Engineering recommends that you make use of professional guidance.

Facet Engineering hosts a comprehensive team of experienced and knowledgeable consultants. We will ensure that you have the very best options made available to you. One of our goals is ensuring that you can make an informed decision. In so doing, you guarantee short and long-term benefits for your business.

For further queries, contact us.

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