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Nestaflex 226 Gravity Skatewheel Conveyor Review

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Nestaflex 226 Gravity Skatewheel ConveyorDo you run or work in a warehouse environment. As you may know, a lot of heavy lifting and transporting of boxes occurs throughout the day. Once great way to speed up packaging and transport, all while taking a load off your employees, is by using a gravity conveyor system. One great model you may want to use in your warehouse is the Nestaflex 226 gravity skatewheel conveyor (found here). This is my review.

Nestaflex is one of the biggest lines of gravity conveyors, including skatewheel and roller variations. These conveyor systems are used throughout the country. At ABC Office we currently offer over 4 different conveyor models in literally dozens of different configurations. In our warehouse, we use Nestaflex conveyors to move products straight from our warehouse directly to the Fed-Ex or UPS truck. Nextaflex conveyors have a great rack record.

The Model 226 skatewheel conveyor system is available in several different width and length configurations, depending on what you need in your warehouse. Widths range from 18″ to 24″, which is more than enough space to transport most packaged boxes.
Lengths also range, again, depending on what you need in your warehouse. The height on these conveyors can be adjusted from 28″ to 44″, which is perfect for accommodating employees.

The Nestaflex 226 gets its model name from the fact that it can support up to 226 pounds per lineal foot of conveyor. This is pretty impressive, especially considering how affordable these conveyors really are.

The build quality on the 226 is one reason this particular model is so popular. First off, the Model 226 features all-steel construction. This allows the 226 to take a beating throughout the day without suffering any wear. The side links on this conveyor are made from 11-gauge steel and the legs are zinc-plated, made from 1 1/8″ square steel tubing (cross welded).

The casters on the 226 measure in at 5″ in diameter by 1 ½” wide. Each of the casters swivel, making deployment and arrangement extremely easy. Steel foot breakers can be located both ends.

The skatewheels, which are used to actually transport material, measure in at 5/16″ inch in diameter. Standard axle centers are 5 1/4″, 4″ and 3″, which are designed to handle small cartons. The skatewheels themselves are available in the following formats:

Skatewheel Formats

  • N) Red nylon with nylon bushing high-impact, short conveyor runs.
  • P) Black polymer with 7 steel ball bearings in a captive race – provides superior wheel rotation.
  • S) Steel skate wheel with steel ball bearings – impact-resistant, moderate to high volume.

Most of our Nestaflex gravity conveyors can be adjusted or modified to meet your specific needs. Simply call us at 1-800-658-8788 to get a custom quote.

Overall, the Nestaflex 226 gravity conveyor is probably one of the best available for low to medium-volume use. The build quality is excellent and the 18 month warranty is very impressive. You will not be disappointed with the Nestaflex 226 in your warehouse or factory.

You can find the Nestaflex 226 gravity skatewheel conveyor here and our entire selection of Nestaflex gravity conveyors here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to any of your gravity conveyor or warehouse questions.

Streamline Your Shrink Wrap Operations With A Gravity Conveyor

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Nestaflex Gravity ConveyorShrink wrap machines are amazing things. They can be used to package just about anything, whether it is DVDs, a bar of soap or a basket of fruit. If you are packaging products on a high-volume basis, you may find that you are having trouble packaging and moving products in a streamlined fashion. One great way to speed things up is by using a gravity conveyor.

Gravity conveyors are just like the conveyors you may have seen in factories, but there is no motor involved. Products are carried along the conveyor by means of wheels or rollers. These wheels and rollers spin on silent and smooth bearings, which make it extremely to move boxes along the conveyor line. The type of conveyor you use will depend on the size of package you are dealing with and how long you need the conveyor to be.

Most gravity conveyors have some sort of accordion-like design, making it possible to shrink or stretch the conveyor. They are also typically designed in a way that allows them to bend in an S or snake-like fashion. Sitting on casters, they can typically be moved around to accommodate any situation.

At ABC Office we carry Nestaflex brand gravity conveyors. Our customers that have purchased a gravity conveyor for their shrink wrap system typically put the conveyor at the end of their heat tunnel or machine (if an integrated tunnel is being used). As the package is finished being wrapped, it is either ejected onto the conveyor or manually placed on the conveyor. The next product is easily lined up right behind.

Overall I consider a gravity conveyor to be a great way to streamline high-volume shrink wrapping. The machines are very easy to set up and install.

You can find our entire selection of Nestaflex gravity conveyors here and our entire selection of shrink wrap machines here.

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