Gravity Conveyor Principles
driven belt convey boxes and packages by means of gravity.
A gravity conveyor is typically used when only loading is required — or in connection with cross-docking.
Easy to use, Caljan telescopic gravity conveyors have been developed specifically for loading loose cargo cost-effectively.
Load loose cargo into vehicles/trucks with a gravity conveyor
The base of the gravity conveyor is permanently fixed to the floor. Steel sections extend from inside the base section. The number of sections in the gravity conveyor depends on the length required to reach to the very back of vehicles in the distribution fleet. The base of the gravity conveyor supports the extended sections so that no legs, wheels etc are required.
A Caljan gravity conveyor can be driven or non-driven
When the loading process begins, a person extends the gravity conveyor (sometimes called roller loader) using a joystick. Telescopic Movement can be powered or manual. Typically a manual gravity conveyor is installed in areas without an electrical supply.
Fewer loaders required; cargo collects on gravity conveyor
Parcels and packages flow from the sortation system down to the gravity conveyor. Here they accumulate until the entire length of the conveyor is filled. This means it is easy for one person to load multiple vehicles, moving from door to door as the gravity conveyors fill up.