Medium Duty Roller Bed Belt Conveyor, Roach Model 796RB

Model 796RB, Medium duty roller bed belt conveyor, can convey heavier loads than slider bed conveyors.

TYPE: Rubber Belt Conveyors

SHIPPING: 24 HOUR SHIPMENT | 2 week shipment

The Model 796RB roller bed belt conveyor is for applications that require heavier capacity than a standard slider bed belt conveyor provides.

The Model 796RB, medium duty roller bed belt conveyor, is the conveyor chosen when an application requires a conveyor with greater capacity than a standard slider bed belt conveyor.


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  • The Model 796RB is designed with a “bed” of non-powered rollers that support the belt
  • Each roller helps minimize belt friction, allowing for greater capacities
  • The lower co-fiction provided by the roller-bed allows the conveyor to be driven with less horsepower


  • The Model 796 RB is ideal for conveying pallets, bagged bulk products, heavy cartons and parts


  • Belting: PVC-120 black
  • Carrier Rollers: 1.9” dia. x 16 ga. steel rollers, model 196S
  • Drive Pulley: 4” dia. with 1-3/16” dia. shaft or 8” dia. with 1-7/16” dia. shaft, both machine crowned and fully lagged
  • Tail Pulley: 4” dia., machine crowned, with 1-3/16” dia. shaft
  • End Drive: Allows one-direction (unit) operation; add optional center drive for reversible application
  • Safety Pop Out Roller: Standard on both ends, 1.9” dia. x 16 ga. steel roller, model 196S
  • Squaring Rods: Adjustable rods on underside of bed allow frame to be squared for improved belt tracking and are standard on all units over 30’
  • Bed: 7” x 1-1/2” x 12 ga. channel frame. Bed sections attached with couplings and floor supports
  • Bearings: All pulley bearings are precision, heavy duty, lubricated, ball bearing units with cast iron housings
  • Take-Up: Screw type unit at tail pulley provides 12” belt take-up
  • Belt Speed: 60 FPM, constant
  • Return Rollers: 1.9” dia. x 16 ga. steel, model 196S, adjustable
  • Roller Chain: Drive pulley is driven by No. 50 roller chain for 1-1/2 HP or less and No. 60 chain on larger drives. Chain take-up provided on motor base
  • Motor Drive: 1/3 HP, 230/460/3, 60 cycle, ODP right angle gear motor
  • Electrical Controls: Optional


  • The Roach Model 796 RB is available in a wide range of lengths and belt widths many ready to ship within 24 hours
  • A large selection of constant speed and variable speed drives are available
  • Pre-wired control options are available that eliminate the need for outside electrical installation
  • A wide selection of adjustable supports, guard rail, and castors are available in various sizes
  • Belting: Black PVC ruff-top; 3-ply brown neoprene ruff-top; PVC-120 white food grade COS; PVC-150 black COS; 3-ply CN 40 urethane cover.
  • Center Drive: Reversible drive with integral belt take-up of 24”. Specify location. Center drive option available 6’-0” long units & above.
  • Side Mounted End Drive: Provides minimum conveyor height of 10” TOB (4” dia. drive pulley); 12” TOB (8” dia. drive pulley)
  • Overhead End Drive: Provides minimum conveyor height of 8” TOB (4” dia. drive pulley); 10” TOB (8” dia. drive pulley)
  • Auxiliary Take Up: Provides 24” of belt take-up. Specify location
  • Side Tables: Available in 9”, 15” and 21” widths (14 ga.) one or both sides.
  • Floor Supports: Supports, knee braces, casters and polytier supports available.
  • Ceiling Hangers: 5/8” dia. threaded rod with hardware to attach rods to conveyor. Provides 6’ clearance between ceiling and TOB (furnished in place of floor supports)
  • Undertrussed Bed: Available to provide clearance underneath unit at bed joint locations. Specify location for undertrussing and desired clearance underneath unit.
  • Belt Speed: Constant speed 10-120 FPM; DC variable speed; AC inverter variable speed. Other constant or variable speeds available. NOTE: Capacity changes with speed.
  • Motors: Available through 3 HP in TEFC, explosion proof, dirty duty, brake motor, 115/230/1, 575/3, etc.
  • Nose Over: Provides smooth transition from incline to horizontal position. Single nose-over adjusts 0-20°; double nose-over adjusts 0-35°.
  • Guard Rails: 1-3/4” x 1” formed channel (model GC), adjusts horizontally to 10” wider than belt and vertically to 6” above belt; formed steel fixed (model FSG in 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 12”, and 18” heights; fixed channel (model FC); 1-1/2” angle (model GA1-1/2).
  • Electrical Controls: Magnetic starter (one direction or reversible); One direction manual starter; Momentary start/stop push button station; Forward/reversing /stop push button station. Mounting and pre-wiring for units up to 12’ long.

For more information on the Model 796RB please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

Model 796RB
24 Hour Ship Available
12" 15" 18"
18" 21" 24"
24" 27" 30"
36" 39" 42"
42" 45" 48"
48" 45" 48"
48" 51" 54"

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