Ultimation Industries Offers Heavy Duty Gravity Roller Conveyors in Two New Lengths

Introductory pricing announced for five- and ten-foot long systems

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Jan. 29, 2024) – Ultimation Industries is introducing two new lengths for its heavy duty (HD) gravity roller conveyors, giving warehouses, shipping departments, and manufacturers new material handling options for wide, heavy loads. 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.

“Gravity roller conveyors are cost effective and versatile,” said Kali Wahrman, general manager of E-commerce for Ultimation. “Customers who have been looking for heavy duty options in a variety of lengths can now find two new options in our extensive quick-ship online store, and at very affordable rates.”

The conveyors work by using the force of gravity and a series of rollers to move products along.

The HD Gravity Conveyors are available in new five- and 10-foot lengths with a width of 48 inches between the frame, which can accommodate a standard sized pallet. Load capacity varies based on the spacing of the rollers (“centers”), roller load capacity, use of appropriate floor supports, and frame and leg load capacity. The five-foot HD gravity conveyor with 2.5-inch rollers on 6-inch centers, for example, can handle 3,730 pounds when using the included frame and heavy-duty welded construction leg supports with a powder coat paint finish. The same system with 3-inch centers can handle 5,000 pounds. The 10-foot length gravity conveyor can handle up to 7,460 pounds on 3-inch centers with its three included floor supports.

Ultimation is offering introductory pricing for a limited time, with savings of nearly 30 percent off regular rates. Five-foot lengths are $390, while the 10-foot length is $790. The company also offers light- and medium-duty gravity conveyors for a variety of applications. Gravity conveyors can easily be converted to a motorized roller system for faster, smoother package movement.

Heavy Duty Gravity Conveyor 10 feet Long

Wahrman offers the following advice for choosing and configuring the right gravity conveyor for the task:

  • Choose the width of the conveyor needed based on product dimensions. Allow at least 1 inch on each side for clearance. Consider wider widths or side guides if there’s a chance the product could slide sideways.
  • Decide on the length you need. Straight lengths and curves can easily be joined together to achieve the desired layout.
  • Identify support centers. Support must be provided at 5-, 8- or 10-foot intervals for all loads.
  • Check the load capacity of each roller. Use light duty 1.5-inch rollers for product loads under 100 pounds. Use medium duty 1.9-inch rollers and frames for loads over 100 pounds. Additional roller sizes are available for extreme heavy duty loads.
  • Choose the correct roller center distance to keep the product from getting stuck between rollers. The proper roller center distance is important because it ensures the product is always gliding on at least three rollers at the same time (more if the product is uneven on the contact surface).

As an MCE company, Ultimation now offers one-stop shopping for a range of conveyors, controls, sensors and other automation solutions. For more information, visit the Ultimation website at https://www.ultimationinc.com/.

Ultimation Awards Fourth Annual STEM Student Scholarship

An entry that combines biology with technology is the winner in Ultimation’s annual STEM student scholarship program. For the past four years, Ultimation has awarded a $1,500 stipend to the U.S. college student with the best idea for improving material handling.

University of Utah student Anya Tiwari is the 2023 winner for her idea to create a dynamic conveyor system that optimizes both indoor and outdoor spaces for vertical farming. Her submission outlines a conveyor system that automatically adjusts to changing environmental conditions, ensuring the best possible growth conditions for a variety of plants.

“During daylight hours, plants will bask in natural sunlight and air, while during nighttime or inclement weather, they will be sheltered indoors, offering them protection and stability crucial for their growth,” said Anya. “Temperature and solar sensors will autonomously decide the most suitable location for the plants, based on real-time environmental data. This will ensure that the plants are neither subjected to harsh conditions nor deprived of essential growth opportunities.”

Annual STEM Scholarship Winner 2023 Anya Tiwari

“I continue to be impressed with the creativity of today’s students as they apply unique perspectives to resolving real-world challenges,” said Richard Canny, president of Ultimation Industries. “Ideas such as Anya’s rethink traditional approaches and harness new and emerging technologies for better productivity and business outcomes.”

Anya’s entry was chosen by the judges from more than 200 applications from around the country. Entries for the 2024 scholarship are now being accepted. Students have until December 15, 2024 to submit their ideas for conveyors for innovative systems and ideas for the use of conveyors within automated loading and unloading for semi-trucks and trailers.