Powered Roller Conveyors

Powered Roller Conveyors

Unitech manufactures a range of powered roller conveyors including line shaft, motorised roller, and chain driven roller types, designed to help improve efficiency and productivity on production lines.

powered roller conveyor system

Product Features

  • Manufactured from high grade 304 and 316 stainless steel (also available in mild steel powder coated and aluminium)
  • Heavy duty modular design
  • Low cost option for conveying over large distances
  • Fixed or variable speeds
  • Hygienic design for ease of cleaning
  • PLC controlled systems which can integrate with new or existing production lines.

Typical Applications

  • Case and box handling systems
  • Integrated case packing and palletising systems
  • Pallet/tote handling systems
  • Sortation systems
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Product Description

Powered roller conveyors are popular in manufacturing industries due to the long distances they can cover and the ability to handle much heavier loads – an important benefit to consider when compared to gravity roller conveyors.

The length of the conveyor can also be split into different zones, if you require. Each zone can be independently controlled and only active when an object is present – helping to reduce operational costs.

Our powered roller conveyor systems allow for the transportation of products at variable speeds. This gives you full control of the pace at which the products are moved – helping to reduce the risk of damages and accidents in the workplace.

A variety of products can be transported safely using these conveyors including: cardboard boxes, crates, trays, pallets, totes and more.

They can be found throughout (and we supply to) a wide range of industries including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Postal Services
  • General Packaging
  • Food Handling and Production
  • Luggage Handling

Our Powered Roller Conveyor Systems

Line Shaft Driven Rollers

Line shaft driven rollers are powered through a shaft beneath them connected by belts, spools, or o-rings. The rollers, typically spaced evenly along the shaft, are used to move items efficiently across a flat surface. This setup allows for smooth and uniform movement of goods, typically used in material handling and packaging operations.

Chain Driven Powered Rollers

Chain driven powered rollers use individual rollers, linked by chains and powered by a central drive mechanism. They are typically used for the heavy duty handling of large, bulky products, pallets or those with a flat firm base.

Motorised Rollers (Zero Line Pressure Accumulation) 

Motorised rollers (for zero-line pressure accumulation) are used in conveyor systems to individually control the movement of items, allowing them to accumulate without contact. 

Each roller has an integrated motor, enabling precise control of speed and position, thus reducing item damage and jams. This setup is ideal for handling fragile goods and optimising product flow in automated distribution centres.

This video shows a ‘powered roller conveyor’ which is used to convey pallets at one of our clients who is a cereal manufacturer.

Get In Touch

If you would like any further information on our powered roller conveyors, simply contact us on 01543 675800 today or fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

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