Gravity Roller Conveyor

Gravity roller conveyors are a foundational component in the warehouse automation sector, designed to streamline material handling processes efficiently. These systems are versatile, able to support a wide range of activities from packing and handling to transport and unloading. With a comprehensive range of gravity rollers available, they are tailored to suit various applications, ensuring seamless integration into existing workflows.

The design of the gravity conveyors allows for smooth operation in diverse environments, facilitating the movement of goods through curves, bends, and merges without the need for manual intervention. This not only enhances efficiency but also minimises the risk of damage to the goods being transported. The roller track and table configurations can be customised to meet specific operational needs, making these systems ideal for handling a variety of load types and sizes.

By leveraging the natural force of gravity, these conveyors provide a cost-effective solution for moving items, significantly reducing the energy consumption associated with powered conveyor systems. Whether it’s for loading docks, assembly lines, or packing stations, gravity roller conveyors offer a reliable and efficient method to enhance workflow and productivity in the warehouse.

Stainless Steel Gravity Roller Conveyor

For environments demanding a higher level of durability and resistance to corrosion, the Stainless Steel Gravity Conveyor stands out as the premium choice. This variant incorporates steel conveyor rollers, available in stainless steel, zinc-plated, mild steel, and aluminium options, catering to a wide array of industrial requirements.

The stainless steel construction ensures that these conveyors are not only robust and capable of handling heavy-duty applications but also maintain their integrity in harsh conditions. The choice of material makes them ideal for sectors where cleanliness and resistance to rust are paramount, such as in food processing, pharmaceutical, and outdoor operations.

The zinc-plated rollers offer an additional layer of protection against corrosion, extending the lifespan of the conveyor system even further. For operations that require a lighter solution, aluminium rollers provide a cost-effective yet durable alternative, ensuring that there is a stainless steel gravity roller to meet every need.

With their exceptional strength and versatility, these conveyors ensure that businesses can efficiently move their products and materials, regardless of the challenges posed by the environment or the nature of the goods being transported.

Gravity Conveyor Specifications

Understanding the specifications of gravity roller conveyors is essential for optimising material handling processes in any warehouse or distribution centre. These specifications determine the conveyor’s capability to handle various loads, its adaptability to different layouts, and its efficiency in moving goods.

  • Conveyor Rollers: The core components that facilitate the movement of goods. Available in various diameters and materials, they are selected based on the type and weight of the materials being transported.
  • Width: The width of the conveyor is crucial for accommodating the size of the goods. It varies to ensure that items of different sizes can be transported efficiently without risk of tipping or getting stuck.
  • Diameter: Roller diameters impact the conveyor’s ability to handle loads of varying sizes and weights. A larger diameter is typically suited for heavier loads, providing better distribution of weight and reducing the strain on the rollers.
  • Pitch: The pitch, or the distance between the centres of two rollers, affects the smoothness of the transport and the types of items that can be conveyed. Closer rollers are ideal for smaller items, ensuring they are supported adequately as they move along the conveyor.
  • Length: Conveyors come in various lengths to fit the operational needs of a facility, from short transfer sections to long assembly lines. Modular designs allow for the length to be adjusted or extended as required.
  • Modular Design: Many gravity conveyors feature a modular design, allowing for flexibility in configuration and easy expansion as the needs of the business grow. This adaptability is key to maintaining efficiency in a changing operational environment.
  • Distance: The distance a conveyor can cover is determined by its design and the layout of the space. Conveyors can be straight, curve around obstacles, or merge from multiple points, making them highly versatile in managing the flow of goods across various distances within a facility.

Selecting the right specifications is critical to ensuring that the gravity roller system meets the unique demands of each operation, enhancing productivity and efficiency in the material handling process.

Why Choose L-A-C Logistics Automation

Choosing L-A-C Logistics Automation for your gravity conveyor needs means partnering with a leading UK manufacturer that stands out in the warehouse automation industry. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, our offers a wide range of conveyor solutions designed to meet the specific needs of any operation.

  • UK Manufacturer: As a domestic manufacturer, L-A-C ensures that all products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. Our proximity to the UK market allows for faster delivery times, quick responses to customer needs, and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by UK businesses.
  • Wide Range: We boast an extensive selection of conveyors, accommodating various industries and applications. From lightweight to heavy-duty, our catalogue covers all bases, ensuring that you can find the perfect conveyor solutions to enhance your operational efficiency.
  • Bespoke Solutions: Understanding that each business has unique requirements, we specialise in bespoke conveyor solutions. Our team works closely with clients to design and manufacture systems tailored to specific operational needs, making sure optimal performance and integration.
  • Manufacture to Order: We pride ourselves on our ability to manufacture to order, allowing for a high degree of customisation. Whether it’s adjusting dimensions, selecting specific materials, or incorporating unique features, we can accommodate a wide range of custom requests.
  • Contact Us: Our dedicated team is always ready to assist with any inquiries or to provide expert advice on selecting the right conveyors for your business. Contact us to discover how we can help streamline your material handling processes, reduce operational costs, and boost productivity.

With L-A-C Logistics Automation it means you are investing in a partnership with a manufacturer that is as committed to your success as you are. With our comprehensive services, bespoke capabilities, and unwavering support, we are the go-to source for all your gravity conveyor needs.

Great Technology

Our customers benefit from our proven technologies and extensive ever evolving product portfolio, enhanced using our innovative software solutions, ensures we deliver a robust, future-proof system.

Tailored Solutions

Our solutions are tailored to your business’s specific needs. Utilising our long-standing wealth of knowledge and market intelligence enables the final solution to work in sync with your production requirements.

Professionally Delivered Projects

Our multi-skilled, professional and experienced engineering team will clearly identify your business requirements, define the right solution for you and deliver an industry leading, high-performing solution.

Service & Aftercare

You are in safe hands. Our services do not stop following project realisation. We offer various levels of after care and maintenance packages to preserve the value of your system.



A gravity roller conveyor is a type of material handling equipment that uses rollers mounted on a frame to move goods across a surface. It relies on gravity and manual force to propel items, making it an efficient and cost-effective solution for transporting goods within a warehouse, distribution centre, or manufacturing facility. These conveyors are ideal for moving products of various sizes and weights, especially in areas where electrical power is limited or not desired.
Choosing the right conveyor system involves considering several factors, including the type and size of goods to be transported, the environment in which the conveyor will operate, and the specific needs of your business’s operational processes.
Evaluate the weight and dimensions of the items, the required speed of transport, and any special conditions such as temperature sensitivity or the need for a cleanroom environment. Consulting with a manufacturer like L-A-C can provide tailored advice and options that best suit your requirements.
Conveyors are manufactured from a variety of materials, each selected for durability, strength, and suitability for different environments. Common materials include steel and stainless steel for heavy-duty applications, aluminium for lightweight operations, and plastics for specific industries requiring corrosion resistance or quieter operation. Rollers can be coated with rubber or plastic for additional grip and protection of goods.
Yes, gravity conveyors can be designed for heavy-duty applications. By selecting appropriate materials such as heavy-gauge steel for the frame and rollers, and ensuring the conveyor is engineered to support the weight and volume of the goods, gravity conveyors can efficiently handle heavy loads. It’s important to work with the manufacturer to specify a system that meets the load-bearing requirements of your operations.
Maintaining and cleaning gravity roller conveyors involves regular inspections to ensure all components are in good working order, cleaning debris from the rollers and tracks to prevent jams, and lubricating moving parts as necessary. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and cleaning to prolong the life of the conveyor and maintain optimal performance. Regular checks should include examining the condition of rollers, ensuring the conveyor frame is level and stable, and replacing any worn parts promptly.

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