Roller Conveyor

Powered, Non-Powered or Custom Roller Conveyor Transport

Offering a versatile option for product handling, roller conveyors can be utilized in powered or non-powered scenarios. Roller conveyors are often employed in transport applications to move products, cases, totes or pallets of varying weight and size from one point to another. This conveyor technology offers an ergonomic and versatile solution that can be tailored to meet your needs.

Whether it’s a live roller conveyor, gravity roller conveyor or custom design, roller conveyors offer a simple yet robust option that supports light to heavy loads. Familiar with a variety of industry operations and automation system designs, Bastian Solutions experts will work with you to evaluate product details, operation flow, facility layout and more to identify the best conveyor system solution to meet your specific business objectives.


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How Roller Conveyors Work

Roller conveyors feature steel rollers along a conveyor line. The rollers are in direct contact with the items being conveyed – boxes, cartons, totes or pallets, for example. These durable conveyor systems are often leveraged to convey heavier, non-fragile items that have stable and solid bottoms for secure handling.

Powered, Live Roller Conveyor

Powered rollers or live roller conveyors use power to move the rollers under the items being transported. This moves the items along the conveyor line at the desired rate. A durable and economical solution, live roller conveyor sections can be paired with non-powered or other conveyor solutions.

Non-Powered, Gravity Roller Conveyor

Non-powered gravity conveyors are one of the most economical material handling solutions available. Loads are conveyed manually on rollers or skatewheels which are mounted in frames. These conveyors can lay flat allowing easy, less labor-intensive movement backwards or forwards.

Typically, gravity conveyors are sloped in elevation to allow products to flow freely, taking advantage of the Earth’s gravity. Thus, the label – gravity conveyor. Gravity conveyors may be used to move boxes, cartons and totes with firm, rigid bottoms. Roller or skatewheel sizes as well as spacing will vary. Generally, a minimum of three rollers must be under the box, carton or tote at all times.

Features & Benefits

  • Cost-effective, economical transport solution
  • Support moderate to heavy loads, bulk goods
  • Can transport goods through curves, inclines and declines
  • Minimize labor required for load handling
  • Improve system throughput, safety, ergonomics


For the most effective conveying solutions, Bastian Solutions’ experts will work with you to explore potential turnkey or custom options. Consider the following details:

  • Type, size and weight of items being conveyed
  • Throughput needs
  • Available conveyance surface in the facility


Bastian Solutions engineers will evaluate your operation and find the right belt conveyor system and layout to fit your needs. As brand-agnostic integrators, we stay up to date on the products and solutions from all major conveyor manufacturers, so we can find the best solution for your unique challenges.

If the right solution doesn’t exist in the marketplace, our custom automation team can engineer a custom solution for your specific needs.


See Roller Conveyor in Action

Hercules sealing products DC roller conveyor

Hercules Sealing Products


J. Knipper & Co.



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