Webb's friction drive conveyor is a new innovation that is changing material handling. Friction conveyor uses standard, proven parts making it more cost effective and easier to maintain. Friction conveyor’s benefits include:
- quieter and cleaner than chain conveyors
- less expensive because it uses standard I-beam that is readily available
- offers smooth, continuous flow
- uses variable frequency drives to adjust conveyor speeds
Friction can be integrated with power & free and chain conveyors in the same system to accommodate harsh environments such as ovens and paint booths. Friction is ideal for long distances and more cost effective than using power & free and chain conveyors throughout the system. Webb offers a light-duty friction conveyor that is capable of moving loads up to 500 pounds and a heavy-duty that can move loads up to 2500 pounds.