Light Duty Line Shaft Driven Live Roller Conveyor, Roach Model 738LS

Light Duty Line Shaft Driven Live Roller Conveyor, Roach Model 738LS, is an optimum solution for conveyance of light totes, containers, cartons & box loads, at speeds of 25-120 FPM

TYPE: Line Shaft Conveyors


The Model 738LS is used for light duty conveyor applications such as light totes, containers, cartons and box loads up to 15 lbs per roller.

The Roach Model 738LS has gained widespread usage with its unique design; Line shaft conveyors are powered by a drive shaft that spans the full length of the conveyor and transmits power to the rollers via a drive spool and belt. When back pressure is applied to the conveyed product, the spools driving the rollers will slip on the shaft allowing the product to accumulate with a minimum amount of back pressure.


  • Speeds of 25-120 FPM
  • Designed for flat-bottomed, evenly distributed loads, such as those found in distribution and warehousing, food packaging and parcel handling


  • Transportation
  • Minimum pressure accumulation
  • Zero pressure accumulation
  • Sortation
  • Conveyance of light totes, containers, cartons & box loads (up to 15lbs/roller)


  • Tread Rollers: 1-3/8” dia. x 18 ga. galvanized steel, model 138G w/ 5/16” hex, grooved.
  • Drive Belt: 1/8” dia., polyurethane belts. Nominal 10 lbs. per roller drive.
  • Drive Shaft: 1” dia. C1018 cold rolled steel shaft.
  • Couplings: Couplings located both ends (type “A”), one end only (type “B” or “C”) or none (type “D”). See ‘line shaft coupling chart’ on page 74 & specify.
  • Center Drive:: Reversible drive; located approx. 18” from end of bed section for 3” and 6” RC; 16-1/2” for 4” RC.
  • Bed: 7” x 1-1/2” x 12 ga. formed steel channel frame. Bed sections attached w/ splice plates and floor supports.
  • Speed: 60 FPM, constant.
  • Bearings: Precision, lubricated, ball bearing units with composite housings
  • Motor Drive: 1/3 HP, 230/460/3, 60 cycle, ODP right angle gear motor.
  • Roller Chain: Drive shaft is driven by No. 50 chain. Chain take-up provided on motor base.
  • Capacity: See PDF for load capacity rating
  • Electrical Controls: Optional


  • Side Mounted Drive: With 10” minimum elevation
  • Floor Supports: Supports, knee braces, casters, polytier supports & ceiling hangers available. See Conveyor Accessories.
  • Speed: Constant 15-120 FPM, or variable (specify). MINIMUM operating speed for line shaft conveyor is 30 FPM. NOTE: Capacity changes with speed
  • Motors: Available through 2 HP in TEFC, explosion proof, dirty duty, 115/230/1, 575/3.
  • Electrical Controls: Manual start/stop push button switch; magnetic starter; others available.
  • Diverters
  • Spurs
  • Urethane belt transfers
  • Spring assisted gates
  • Blade stops
  • Roller brakes

For more information on the Roach Model 738LS please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

QUESTIONS? CALL 844-220-0086

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