Conveyor Rollers

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by cregermark, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. cregermark

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    What is the major advantage of conveyor rollers?
     
  2. beenthere

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Interesting question for an electronics forum.

    Let's see - rollers as opposed to what (what would be an alternative?). Might there be an advantage to the rollers in terms of friction?
     
  3. nerdegutta

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    They spin around and around and around...

    What would be the alternative? Maybe a belt conveyor.
     
  4. t06afre

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    They have low friction. So if a object landing on a conveyor rollers line, have some kinetic energy. This may be enough to move the object. On a belt conveyor every object is moved by the work of some motor.
     
  5. Georacer

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    Maybe they 're easier to maintain too, I guess.
     
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