Heavy Duty Chain Driven Live Roller Curve Conveyor, Roach Model 297CDLRC

The Heavy Duty Chain Driven Live Roller Curve Roach Model 297CDLRC can transport heavy unit loads not requiring product orientation. Chain driven live roller conveyors, or pallet conveyors, are typically used to transport heavier loads at controlled speeds.

TYPE: Chain Driven Live Roller CDLR Conveyors


The Roach Model 297CDLRC features structural steel channel frames for conveying heavy unit loads not requiring product orientation.


  • Able to transport heavy unit loads such as heavy pallet loads, castings, drums, containers, & tote pans
  • Chain driven live roller conveyors (CLDRs), or pallet conveyors, are typically used to transport heavier loads at controlled speeds. Chains drive the sprockets on the load rollers, which in turn drive the chain and the sprocket on the next roller.
  • Smooth even transport is ensured by the use of continuous even power distributed to each roller
  • Well suited for dirty or oiling environments where other types of live roller conveyors do not perform well.
  • Curved CDLR’s are used in warehouse operations that handle steel sheet products or structural shapes as well as pallets or skids.
  • Designed for torque not speed, they transport loads at relatively slow speeds ranging between 35 and 60 feet per minute. 
  • Reversible


  • 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 con-stant 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:  Supports, knee braces, casters, and polytier supports available. See Conveyor Accessories.

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

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