Problem Solvers: “How do we add temporary seasonal material handling capacity fast?”

With the holiday season and Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days right around the corner, Ultimation customers are looking for ways to quickly add material handling capacity, without breaking the budget.

The answer? Flexible and expandable conveyors.

“Today’s modern warehouses need to be versatile and adaptable,” said Alec Fitzgerald, Digital Marketing Specialist for Ultimation. “Flexible conveyors are a cost-effective solution for 3PLs, assembly, packaging, shipping, or receiving that experience a high seasonal volume.”

Here’s how flexible and expandable conveyors work:

  • Fully expanded, flexible conveyors can provide up to 15 feet of conveyor capacity.
  • When not in use, the compressed width of 18″ and length of 3 feet is small enough to store under pallet racks or just about anywhere.
  • The conveyor legs can be adjusted for heights from 28 – 40 inches, creating the incline needed to move products efficiently.
  • Set-up takes only a few minutes. The conveyor’s large legs and smooth rolling casters make it easy for one person to move without having to use a lift truck.
  • Curve the conveyors to create the exact path needed. This is beneficial for long distances that may have obstacles along the way or a very specific route to move your product.
  • Flexible roller conveyors are great for odd-shaped items like bags or low grade cartons.

Prices start at $665 for the 2- to 8-foot length. Visit the Online Store for full specifications, including weight capacity and pricing.

“Flexible conveyors are a much less expensive investment that can be set up quickly during high volume months,” said Alec. “These compact and portable conveyors could be a better solution for your company, rather than a permanent conveying system that would take up space you need.”

Ultimation Industries Expands Line of Quick-Ship Material Handling Product Offerings

Nearly 100 new products give small- and medium-sized manufacturers, distributors and others more customization options

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Sept. 19th, 2023) – Ultimation Industries’ quick-ship product line is expanding, with more than 100 new items added in the last year alone. Ultimation, an MCE company, is the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer, specializing in solving productivity challenges with fast-to-deploy solutions for a broad range of end-markets, including energy, automotive, logistics and vertical farming.


“Our customers’ businesses are evolving with the rapid growth of e-commerce and shifts in consumer demand,” said Kali Cresent, general manager for Ultimation. “We expanded our line of conveyors and accessories to help them meet these challenges and give them the flexibility and productivity enhancements they need to grow.”


Ultimation’s online stores now carry nearly 400 SKUs, ranging from light-, medium- and heavy-duty gravity conveyors to motor-driven roller conveyors, beam trolleys, expandable conveyors, replacement parts and more. Among the new offerings for quick-ship orders are:


  • More lengths and widths of gravity conveyors. With an expanded offering of lengths and widths, customers can get near-custom sizes at off-the-shelf pricing when purchasing gravity conveyors. Choose from 3-, 5-, or 10-foot sections for most roller conveyors. Longer spans such as 10-foot sections are also available and may need a center support.
  • Curved motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyor segments. Curved conveyor sections have always been available for Ultimation’s custom-built material handling projects, but the introduction of curved MDR conveyors in the quick-ship line affordably brings this technology to small- and medium-sized businesses. Curved sections allow manufacturers and distributors to create a full-loop system or configure conveyors around warehouse obstacles or other equipment.
  • Flexible and expandable conveyors with longer lengths. Flexible conveyors can expand when needed, and contract for storage. These conveyors are a simple solution for moving products more efficiently and set-up only takes a few minutes. Ultimation now offers expandable conveyors that reach up to 15 feet in length when fully extended.
  • New poly coated roller options. Conveyor roller covers have many applications, from light manufacturing to heavy duty conveyor systems, and come in a variety of materials and textures such as soft urethane, vinyl and hard plastic. They are used for reducing noise levels, cushioning products, providing traction, reducing scratches and marks, and moving products down the line when the rollers have come to a stop. Roller cover material can be purchased in 5-foot sections so customers can cut them to the desired length prior to installation. Roller covers can also be pre-cut to the required length for various conveyor roller sizes, and many of Ultimation’s gravity conveyors can be purchased with pre-installed roller covers.

Roller Conveyor with Covers and Legs 24"W x 5'L

The new products are the result of Ultimation’s focus on staying close to their customers and providing solutions to their material handling needs.

“We answer every phone call with a live sales associate and get back to every enquiry within 24 hours,” said Cresent. “Every contact is an opportunity to learn how to be more customer centric.”


For more information about Ultimation Industries’ quick-ship conveyor solutions, visit