Gravity Skatewheel, (GS) conveyor serves the same purpose as Gravity Roller conveyor but is generally used to move lighter materials or packages. It can be used in temporary or permanent installations. These types of conveyors require less pitch to convey the product in a decline situation.
Lightweight loads are moved easily on this type of conveyor. This is due to the fact that it takes less force to start several wheels in motion than a gravity roller. Less energy is needed to turn the small wheels of a skatewheel conveyor. This makes a skatewheel good at maintaining the speed of the conveyed product. In a skatewheel conveyor, each wheel turns independently so it is excellent for curves in a conveyor line.
The skatewheel conveyor is undoubtedly one of the simplest methods devised for conveying goods.