Project Planning: How Much Does Conveyor Cost?

Written By: Bill Bastian II

Determining your project scope and budget is critical. To help you get started, here are some general case conveyor and sortation conveyor pricing.

Belt and Roller ConveyorIf your company is looking to increase efficiency in its warehouse or distribution center, you’ve probably considered installing conveyor or updating your current conveyor system. If so, the conveyor pricing you receive will vary based on your needs and the scope of the project; however, below are some general pricing guidelines to help you determine your project budget.

We have to make a few assumptions to provide a starting point for each type of conveyor, so if you would like a more exact estimate, please feel free to contact one of our sales engineers, and they can help you determine the right conveyor for your systems as well as the amount you will need.

The following assumptions for case conveyor were made:

  • length of 30 feet
  • overall width of 24 inches
  • 1.9 inch rollers on 3 inch centers
  • 24 inch electronic accumulation zones
  • speed 65 to 90 feet per minute
  • curves 90 degrees
  • AC motor: 460V, 60 Hz, 3 phase
  • DC motor: Brushless 24V (including the power supplies)
  • Does not include freight or mechanical installation (equipment only)

Case Conveyor Pricing:

Slider Bed or Belt over Roller $155 per foot
Trash $198 per foot
Live Roller AC $174 per foot
Live Roller DC $242 per foot
Minimum Pressure Roller AC $196 per foot
Zero Pressure Roller AC $294 per foot
Zero Pressure Roller DC $341 per foot
Belted Zero Pressure DC $361 per foot
Chain Driven Live Roller (CDLR) AC $164 per foot
Gravity Roller and Gravity Skate Wheel $46 per foot
Gravity Flexible $118 per foot
Belt Curve AC $5,243 per foot
Roller Curve DC $1,976 per foot
Roller Curve AC $2,686 per foot
Straight Spur AC (45 degrees) $2,217 per foot

Sortation Conveyor Pricing:

Pop-up Roller Sorter $425 per foot
Narrow Belt Sorter $1,886 per foot
Shoe Sorter $3,415 per foot
Plastic Angled Roller Top Sorter $3,750 per foot
Tilt Tray Sorter $4,560 per foot
Cross Belt Sorter $5,135 per foot


I began my career at Bastian Solutions back in 1987. As an engineer and entrepreneur, I have always enjoyed the growth of our family-based business. With over 26 years of experience in the industry, I have been involved with most all material handling technologies: robotics, AS/RS, sortation, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Warehouse Control Systems (WCS), RFID, Pick to Light, Pick to Display, etc. I have also worked in most vertical industries. What I like most about my job is working with the great team at Bastian Solutions and creating innovative new products and services. As CEO of Bastian Solutions, it is my responsibility to provide the vision on where the company should go in the future, so we provide value to our customers and a great working environment for our employees.

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1 comment

  1. cyd says:

    Wow! conveyor systems are really that costly. But having them will require less human effort and so is less manpower.

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