Frame Selection:


Frames are part of the support that give stability to the conveyor. The frames determine the position of the rollers. Just as the rollers, all the frames are selected depending on the dimensions and weight of the load that has to be handled. The following images show the criteria to select the frames as well as the entire structure of the conveyor.

Main measurements for frame selection and conveyor base.

With the previous information, the measurements of the frame are defined at the same time the frame's resistance: a) Frame's Height. b) Frame's width
c)
Thickness of the material.

Once the type of frame is defined, the size of the base for the conveyor needs to be defined. This is defined by the width of the load that will be handled.

The following table shows the capacity of load by a frame according to the service needed.

TYPE OF FRAME

FRAME'S MATERIAL

MAIN MEASUREMENTS

DISTANCE BETWEEN SUPPORTS

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Light loads

Black iron bent to a "U" shape

2 1/2" 63,5 mm.

1" 25,4 mm.

1/8" 3,18 mm.

3

5

200 kg (450 lb)

400 Kg. (900 lb.)

Heavy loads

Black iron bent to a "U" shape

3 1/2" 88,9 mm.

1 1/2" 38,1 mm.

1/8" 3,18 mm.

3

1,5

550 kg. (1200 lb.)

1100 kg. (2400 lb.)

Extra heavy loads

Steel structural channel.

4" 101,6 mm.

2"
50,8 mm.

1/4" 6,35 mm.

3

1,5

1600 kg. (3500 lb.)

3200 kg. (7000 lb.)

Light loads for corrosive environments

Extruded aluminum frame.

3"
76,2 mm.

1"
25,4 mm.

1/8" 3,18 mm.

3

1,5

110 kg. (250 lb.)

220 kg. (500 lb.)