Medium Duty Variable Pressure Live Roller Accumulator Conveyor, Roach Model 196VP

TYPE: Accumulation Conveyors - 24 Hour Ship

MODEL: Roach Model 196VP

This medium duty variable pressure conveyor accumulates goods safely with a 2-1/2% minimum backpressure. It conveys goods up to 125 lbs per foot.

Variable pressure conveyors are typically comprised of a belt-driven roller conveyor with some type of adjustment to allow the drive of rollers to be increased or reduced. 

Belt-driven roller conveyors with knurled thumb spring adjustability lower and raises the belt driving against the rollers carrying the product. This ensures that when the product is driven together at the end of the line, the pressure of the upstream boxes does not crush the first carton to reach the end.


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  • Safe transport of goods and packages
  • Transports loads of up to 125 bs/ft. with as little as 2-1/2% backpressure
  • Simplest method for accumulating medium weight cartons, boxes, etc.
  • Reversible center drive
  • Packages of uniform weight can be temporarily accumulated by combining the unit with pneumatic package stops


  • Accumulation conveyors are commonly used to transport and accumulate cartons or unit loads so that they are efficiently queued up and fed into sorting, wrapping, palletizing, strapping or other processes
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution


  • End Drive: Mounted underneath conveyor. Minimum possible height is 20" TOR for underneath mounted end drive. Belt take-up required for end drive (if substituting end drive for center drive).
  • Side Mounted End Drive: Provides overall conveyor height of 1 0". 
    BELTING: 6" wide black PVC-120; 6" wide black PVC-150; 12" wide PVC-120.
  • Guard Rails: 1-3/ 4" x 1" formed channel (model GC), adjusts horizontally to 8" wider than roller and vertically to 6" above roller; formed steel fixed (model FSG in 2", 4" and 6" heights; fixed channel (model FC); 1-1 /2" angle; (model GA 1-1 /2). See Conveyor Accessories.
  • Ceiling Hangers: 5/8" dia. threaded rod with hardware to attach rods to conveyor. Provides 6' clearance between ceiling and TOR (furnished in place of floor supports). See Conveyor Accessories.
  • Floor Supports: Supports, knee braces, casters and polytier supports available. See Conveyor Accessories.
  • Speed: Constant speed 3-120 FPM; DC variable speed; AC inverter variable speed. Other constant or variable speeds available.
    NOTE: Capacity changes with speed.
  • Galvanized Rollers: Both tread and pressure rollers available in galvanized steel, model 196G. Specify tread only or both tread and pressure rollers. 
    192S Tread Rollers: 1.9" dia. x 12 ga. steel tread rollers, Model 192S, available in Model 192VP.


  • Tread Rollers: 1.9" dia. x 16 go. steel, modei196S.
  • Pressure Rollers: 1.9" dia. x 16 go. steel, modei196S.
  • Return Rollers: 1. 9" dia. x 16 go. steel, modei196S, adjustable.
  • Belting: 2·1 / 4" wide "high strength" PVC-150 belt. *NOTE: When slave driving other units, optional 6" Wide PVC-120 Drive belt must be used on units 20' long and above.
  • Center Drive: Reversible drive with 24" integral belt take-up. For units under 8'- 0" overall length, drive components must be stacked. Consult with your Thomas Conveyor Automation Engineer for minimum unit elevation.
  • End Pulley: 4" dia., crowned, with 1-3/16" dia. shaft.
  • Drive Pulley: * 4" dia. with 1-3/16" dia. shaft or 8" dia. with 1-7 /16" dia. shaft, both crowned and fully lagged.
  • Speed: 60 FPM, constant
  • Bed: 7" x 1-1 /2" x 12 go. channel frame slotted for tread rollers to pop-out. When unit is installed at 7' -0" elevation or higher, rollers must be retained in conveyor frame. Specify desired elevation. Bed sections altached with couplings and floor supports.
  • Square Rods: Adjustable rods on underside of bed allow frame to be squared for improved belt tracking and are standard on all units over 30'.
  • Bearings: All pulley bearings are precision, heavy duty, lubricated, ball bearing units with cast iron housings.
  • Motor Drive: 1/3 HP, 230/460/3, 60 cycle, ODP right angle gear motor.
  • 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.
  • Electrical Controls: Optional

For more information on the Medium Duty Variable Pressure Live Roller Accumulator Conveyor, Roach Model 196VP please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

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