Lineshaft driven roller conveyor used within ecommerce packing

Lineshaft Driven Powered Roller Conveyors

Lineshaft conveyors are a simple proven driven conveyor and also a low cost solution to many product transportation problems. Spaceguard manufacture reliable lineshaft modules including straights, bends, merges and also switches. These can be combined with electrical controls as a conveyor system. We normally use precision bearings within the rollers to reduce noise levels.

The Lineshaft conveyor generally is a universal conveyor. Normally ideal for integration into conveyor systems carrying boxes or totes, and other flat bottomed unit loads.

When an item on the lineshaft conveyor reaches the desired stopping point, extra friction will cause the o-ring band to slip. As a result the rollers underneath the package will stop turning. This allows products to accumulate on the conveyor without running off, or causing stoppages in other sections of the conveyor.

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What is a Lineshaft driven roller conveyor?

It is a low pressure accumulation or product transport roller conveyor. A shaft beneath the rollers drives this type of conveyor. A friction spool on this shaft for each roller attaches to the rollers by polyurethane o-rings. This transfers the drive from the lower positioned shaft up to the rollers. An electric motor powers the shaft, as the shaft spins, each o-ring drives its corresponding roller.

This type of conveyor has been an industry staple for 50+ years.

lineshaft conveyor

Suitable for a wide variety of applications including:

  • Warehouse transport conveyor
  • Packing lines
  • Product accumulation
  • Production lines
  • Order picking
  • Packaging
  • Barcode labelling
  • Warehouse sorting

Lineshaft conveyors can handle loads up to 50Kg per metre, for heavier loads try chain driven roller conveyors.

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Lineshaft Roller Conveyor Frequently Asked Questions


Can you install My Lineshaft conveyor?

Yes Spaceguard offers a full service from design through to installation, including onsite maintenance aftercare.


Can a lineshaft run at any speed?

The lineshaft generally operates best running at speeds between 10 metres per minute, and 30 metres per minute.


What is the smallest box i can use on a lineshaft conveyor?

There needs to be 3 rollers underneath the box, so 225mm is normally the smallest length box.