Lineshaft Conveyors are primarily used for package handling systems where accumulation and product sorting are required. It is ideal for simple transportation of products and performs standard functions of a conventional live roller conveyor. In addition, it can easily be configured to solve a large variety of other special requirements, such as turning corners, lift, turn, rollover, transfer, upend, speed-up, slow down, brake, accumulate, sorting, providing dwell point work stations, 90 degree transfers, reversing, merging, diverting, from one central drive shaft.
Maintenance requirements are relatively inexpensive and wash-down applications can be accommodated using stainless, PVC or galvanized components.
Capitol Conveyors have successfully built lineshaft conveyors using a 1-inch diameter shaft to power 1.9-inch diameter rollers via urethane drive belts. Other advantages of lineshaft conveyors are quiet operation, easy installation, moderate maintenance and low expense. Lineshaft conveyors are also extremely safe for people to work around because the elastic belts can stretch and not injure fingers should any get caught underneath them.