What is a drive roller
As its name implies, a drive roller is a cylindrically-shaped component which drives a conveyor system. Unlike traditional idler rollers driven by an external power source, a drive roller is an automated modular unit which gets a direct driving mechanical input from an internal electric motor. That’s why this product is also called motorized roller. As a result, its movement causes a sort of chain reaction throughout the conveyor system it is attached to without requiring further drive units. Due to its special design, high performance and excellent advantages in terms of space, safety and energy efficiency, the drive roller represents an important innovation in the technology of conveyors, especially for all industrial applications dealing with unit handling, including airports, food and beverage industries, warehouses and distribution centers and manufacturing and packaging companies.