Heavy Duty Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor, Roach Model 297CDLR

The Model 297CDLR is a very versatile conveying unit for package handling and accumulation.  It is especially suited for carrying loads in the presence of oil, dust, and other contaminants.  This chain driven live roller includes 7 gauge tread rollers and structural steel frame as standard unit features.

TYPE: Chain Driven Live Roller CDLR Conveyors


The Roach Model 297CDLR is a heavy duty CDLR conveyor, used for package handling, accumulation pallets and skid transport. Best used for products with smooth bases.


  • Designed to transport heavy loads such as castings, drums, tires, tote pans, & pallet loads
  • The roll-to-roll drive feature ensures a positive drive and eliminates belt slippage
  • Provides very versatile conveying unit for package handling and accumulation
  • Especially suited to carrying loads in the presence of oil, dust, and other contaminants
  • 7 gauge tread rollers
  • Structural steel framing
  • Designed for torque not speed, it transports loads at relatively slow speeds ranging between 35 and 60 feet per minute


  • Great for handling heavy product on pallets or product with smooth bottoms
  • Warehouse operations that handle steel sheet products or structural shapes as well as pallets or skids


  • Tread Rollers: 2-9/16” dia. x 7 ga. steel, model 297S with sprockets.*
  • Chain Drive: Roller to roller with No. 60 circular roller chain.
  • End Drive: Reversible drive, either side mounted or underside (specify). Main drive roller is supported by precision, heavy duty, lubricated, ball bearing units.
  • Chain Guard: Chain drive is enclosed, top and bottom, along entire length of conveyor.
  • Roller Centers: 6” RC measured at outside radius of curve.
  • Bed: 4” at 5.4 lbs. and 6” at 8.2 lbs. structural steel channel frame.
  • Bearings: Precision ABEC bearings.
  • Motor Drive:3/4 HP, 230/460/3, 60 cycle, ODP right angle gear motor.
  • Speed: 35 FPM, constant.
  • Drive Location: Drive located on outside of curve. Specify right hand drive or left hand drive (drive hand determined with reference point located at outside of curve).
  • Electrical Controls: Optional.


  • Bed: Rollers on 4-1/2” centers on outside radius.
  • Speed: Constant speed 1.5-60 FPM; DC variable speed; AC inverter variable speed. Other constant or variable speeds available. NOTE: Capacity changes with speed. 100 FPM Max with roller to roller chain drive.
  • Motors: Available through 3 HP in TEFC, explosion proof, dirty duty, 115/230/1, 575/3, etc.
  • Floor Supports: Supportsknee bracescastersceiling hangers and polytier supports available.

For more information on the Model 297CDLR please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

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