Roller conveyors are individual conveyor systems for transporting piece goods or special workpiece carriers. The goods to be conveyed are transported over the rollers of the conveyor and rest on at least three rollers. Roller conveyors with idlers are used for various purposes. Among other things in warehouse technology, logistics and intralogistics for the transport and distribution of piece goods, as well as in production lines or workpiece feeding in robot cells and machining centres. In addition, roller conveyors can connect different warehouses and logistics halls with each other. For this type of conveyor technology the goods to be transported must be suitable for roller conveyors and have a smooth or even subfloor. It does not matter whether it is a flat floor, a slight slope or different levels - our systems master every curve, length and height, even with heavy goods!
Broad range of applications: The areas of application of our roller conveyors include the transport of light conveyed goods weighing just a few grams, through pallet conveyor technology, to the transport of special goods weighing several tonnes.
Individuality and flexibility: We develop and build conveyor systems according to your specific needs and spatial conditions. Our roller conveyors are individually configured and can thus be flexibly connected to your existing systems.
Robust and reliable: Our components are characterised by high-quality materials and meticulous workmanship. We supply robust and durable designs, which are suitable for conveying in a wide range of framework conditions.
Efficiency and economy: By automating transport tasks, our roller conveyors support you in increasing the efficiency of your processes in operation.
Everything from a single source: We offer a high vertical range of manufacture with an extensive spectrum of services. In doing so, we as a company in the field of materials handling draw on our valuable experience since 1982.
Structure and functionality of roller conveyors
The basis of roller conveyors is a frame structure. Light-duty roller conveyors for light goods are made of aluminium profiles. Heavy-duty roller conveyors for heavy goods on the other hand are made of painted steel elements. We use our own TT aluminium profile system for this. Rotatable idlers are arranged in parallel one behind the other in the frame structure. Depending on the application, the roller conveyor is equipped with a drive. The drive elements of the steel rollers are located in a protective housing. This protects both the drive elements from contamination and the operator from injury. Power transmission from the drive to the individual steel rollers is via chains or belts. Empty roller conveyors do not have an electric drive and are driven by gravity or muscle power .
Changes in direction can be implemented in roller conveyors by various components. With roller curves and turntables, the direction of the conveyor line changes, while the orientation of the conveyed material remains the same. Stroke converters, on the other hand, change the orientation of the conveyed material.
Roller conveyors in use
At TEGEL-TECHNIK we realise roller conveyors for numerous areas of application and the most diverse industries. Due to our wide range and track width we find the optimal solution for every application and design the conveyor system completely individually for you.
We have realised various projects with roller conveyors for our customers. In the shipping area, our roller conveyors transport various carton sizes. We mainly use our TT aluminium profile system as the basis for this. In internal transport logistics, our roller conveyors transport Euro or special pallets and stand on a framework of robust steel elements. Special requirements, on the other hand, are often placed on the conveyor technology in the production line area. Here, the goods to be conveyed often have to be turned, swivelled or lifted to different heights. We work out the tailor-made solution in close cooperation with our customers. Centre distance, track width, total width and roller Ø are only a selection of the factors that have to be considered. We also discuss possible accessories, such as a side guide suitable for use with specific transport goods, together during the planning stage.
The handling of heavy loads can also be realised with our conveyor technology. We have implemented an individual workstation for our customer. The width-adjustable and swivelling idle roller conveyor enables ergonomic, efficient and easy working on steel workpieces of various sizes.
Roller conveyors are also used to transport loads and goods between the production area and different zones in the warehouse. Due to the modular design of roller conveyors, the different conveyor sections can be linked easily and flexibly - even running over a curve.