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Roller Conveyor vs Belt Conveyor

Posted: 11 June 2018

Although there are obvious visual differences between these, the phrase ‘conveyor belt’ is often used as a general term for all conveyors types but both are integral parts of many conveyor systems. 

CSL have installed both belt and roller conveyors in many different facilities including factories and warehouses and been used to handle a wide range of products from very light polybags up to heavy totes and cartons. 

                         

   Standard Belt Conveyor    

      Roller Conveyor    

Suitable for cast/tote handling

 ✅

 ✅

Suitable for small or irregular items 

 ✅

-

Can be easily modified or added to

-

 ✅

Accumulation

 ✅*

 ✅

Suitable for inclines/declines

 ✅

-

Stand-by Modes

 ✅

 ✅

Energy efficient

-

 ✅**

Integration with merges

 ✅

 ✅

Integration with diverts

-

 ✅

Low Maintenance

 ✅

 ✅

Systems can include bends

 ✅

 ✅

Sortation

-

 ✅

* Limited functionality 

** Motorised roller/gravity 

 

For more information visit the belt conveyor page or the roller conveyor page.