Flow Storage Selection Guidelines
A wide range of products is available for
virtually all pallet and container types.
To identify the INTERROLL product suited to your application, select the
pallet/container type you are using from the diagrams below.
Pallet Types & Footprints
Plastic pallets with "feet" are gaining greater
acceptance within the industry. Reliable flow of these pallets can be a challenge.
INTERROLL has achieved positive results using our Logix 4000 wide roller based flow
Pallets with full-length
runners in the direction of flow move freely using INTERROLL narrow or wide roller
conveyor. Pallet guidance is a desirable feature provided by use of rollers with built-in
"Wrong-way" pallets have
bottom boards perpendicular to the direction of flow. The Logix 2000 polycarbonate wheel
conveyor was specifically designed to convey pallets of this type...even when some bottom
boards are warped or broken.
Slave pallets are used for carrying
non-conveyable items such as sacks, drums, bales, etc. Plywood material is generally used.
INTERROLL's wheel or roller conveyors can be used, depending upon pallet load.
Lightly-loaded plywood pallets
are easily conveyed on steel wheel conveyor. However, heavily loaded plywood pallets and
foam plastic pallets both require greater support. Use of Logix 4000 wide roller conveyor
is recommended for these applications.
baskets, skid boxes and other factory containers are generally conveyed using
rugged roller conveyor. Runners on these containers tend to be "slippery" and
the use of lagged brake rollers is recommended.