Wheel Conveyors

So you woke up today determined to learn something new, and that something happens to be the difference between various wheel rail conveyors. If that’s the case, then you’ve certainly found the right page.

What follows are the basics on wheel rail conveyors . Each conveyor type has a PDF schematic for download.

If you have any questions about wheel rail conveyors, simply call us at (724) 969-1188 or use our online contact form.

The Wheel Rail Conveyor



Wheel Conveyors—also referred to as “Skate Wheel Conveyors”—are an alternative to non-powered roller conveyors. In these type conveyors, a series of wheels are mounted to a variety of conveyor rail shapes and with various wheel patterns to configure conveyor lanes. These can be one of two types: horizontal push applications or on slight decline angles for gravity flow solutions.

Wheel Rail Conveyors are appropriate when you need staggered or close centers for narrow conveyors. They allow more room for space between conveyors. Wheel Rail Conveyors are an economical and practical way of moving wide product. Less steel is used in such configurations and as we know, less steel = more savings.

Models of Wheel Conveyors



WRA_LargeWRA – Wheel Rail with Double Channel Style Frame

Model WRA can be utilized as a medium duty pallet rail. The opposing channels offer a sturdy configuration to cover longer spans.

WRA SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRA, WRC. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRB.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard formed steel channel, 2-1/2″ x 1″ x 12ga.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops include angle end stop for WRA, WRB; and pallet stop for WRA, WRB, WRC.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRA

WRB_LargeWRB – Wheel Rail with Double Channel Style Frame with close wheel centers

Need an economical means of conveying products in flow racks and other gravity applications? Wheel Rail Conveyors (WRB) can be utilized as a heavy duty pallet rail. The opposing channels offer a sturdy configuration to cover longer spans, while the staggered wheel pattern conveys irregularly shaped loads. The close wheel centers and dual frame allow for higher capacity loads. It can also be used as a guiderail (or guardrail) on a conveyor.

WRB SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRA, WRC. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRB.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard formed steel channel, 2-1/2″ x 1″ x 12ga.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops include angle end stop for WRA, WRB; and pallet stop for WRA, WRB, WRC.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRB

WRC_LargeWRC – Wheel Rail with Single Channel Style

Wheel Rail Conveyors provide an economical means of conveying products in flow racks and other gravity applications. WRC is medium duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail.

WRC SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRA, WRC. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRB.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard formed steel channel, 2-1/2″ x 1″ x 12ga.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops include angle end stop for WRA, WRB; and pallet stop for WRA, WRB, WRC.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRC

WRD_LargeWRD – Wheel Rail with Single Angle Style

Wheel Rail Conveyors provide an economical means of conveying products in flow racks and other gravity applications. WRD is a light duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail. The angle frames are also ideal for floor mounted applications.

WRD SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRD,WRF. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRE.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed angle, 2″ x 1″ x 12ga.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stop includes anti-backup stop.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRD

WRE_LargeWRE – Wheel Rail with Single Channel Style with close wheel centers

WRE is a medium duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail. The angle frames are also ideal for floor mounted applications, while the staggered wheel pattern conveys irregularly shaped loads.

WRE SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRD,WRF. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRE.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed angle, 2″ x 1″ x 12ga.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stop includes anti-backup stop.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRE

WRF_LargeWRF – Wheel Rail with Double Angle Style

WRF is a heavy duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail. The angle frames are also ideal for floor mounted applications, while opposing angles offer a sturdy configuration to cover longer spans.

WRF SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRD,WRF. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRE.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed angle, 2″ x 1″ x 12ga.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stop includes anti-backup stop.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRF

WRG_LargeWRG – Wheel Rail with Formed Guard Edge

WRG is medium duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail. The shape of the frame provides an integrated guardrail for load containment. The last wheel can be mounted higher to provide an end stop.

WRG SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″ WRG, WRH, WRL. 24″ – 120″ WRK.
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRG. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRH, WRK, WRL.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed channel, 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 12ga for WRG, WRH. Steel formed angle 2-1/8″ x 1-5/16″ x 12ga for WRK. Steel formed channel 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 12ga for WRL.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops includes anti-backup stop and pallet stop. Wheel end stop is available for WRG, WRH, WRL.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRG

WRH_LargeWRH – Wheel Rail with Formed Guard Edge, close wheel centers

WRH is heavy duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail. The shape of the frame provides an integrated guardrail for load containment, while the staggered wheel pattern conveys irregularly shaped loads. The last wheel can be mounted higher to provide an end stop.

WRH SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″ WRG, WRH, WRL. 24″ – 120″ WRK.
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRG. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRH, WRK, WRL.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed channel, 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 12ga for WRG, WRH. Steel formed angle 2-1/8″ x 1-5/16″ x 12ga for WRK. Steel formed channel 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 12ga for WRL.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops includes anti-backup stop and pallet stop. Wheel end stop is available for WRG, WRH, WRL.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRH

WRK-LargeWRK – Wheel Rail with Single Angle Style

WRK is a light duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail, while the staggered wheel pattern conveys irregularly shaped loads. The angle frames are also ideal for floor mounted applications.

WRK SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″ WRG, WRH, WRL. 24″ – 120″ WRK.
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRG. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRH, WRK, WRL.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed channel, 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 12ga for WRG, WRH. Steel formed angle 2-1/8″ x 1-5/16″ x 12ga for WRK. Steel formed channel 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 12ga for WRL.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops includes anti-backup stop and pallet stop. Wheel end stop is available for WRG, WRH, WRL.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRK

WRL-LargeWRL – Wheel Rail with Formed Guard Edge, close wheel centers

WRL is heavy duty rail that can be utilized as a tote, box, or carton rail. The shape of the frame provides an integrated guardrail for load containment, while the staggered wheel pattern conveys irregularly shaped loads. The last wheel can be mounted higher to provide an end stop. The WRL offers a higher guardrail than the WRH model.

WRL SPECIFICATIONS:

• LENGTH: 12″ – 120″ WRG, WRH, WRL. 24″ – 120″ WRK.
• WHEEL CENTERS: 2″, 3″ WRG. 1-1/2″, 2″ WRH, WRK, WRL.
• WHEEL: Standard 1.9″ diameter steel, oiled, 75 lbs dynamic load. Optional wheels available with 100 lbs or 2000 lbs dynamic load.
• WHEEL SURFACE: Standard zinc plated. Optional orange urethane.
• FRAME: Standard steel formed channel, 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 12ga for WRG, WRH. Steel formed angle 2-1/8″ x 1-5/16″ x 12ga for WRK. Steel formed channel 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 12ga for WRL.
• END STOP: Standard no end stop included. Optional end stops includes anti-backup stop and pallet stop. Wheel end stop is available for WRG, WRH, WRL.
• FRAME FINISH: Standard finish is OSHA safety blue powder. Optional colors include green, beige, gray, orange, black and yellow.
>> View PDF schematic of Model WRL

If you have any questions about the models of wheel conveyors on this page, please call us at (724) 969-1188 or use our online contact form. We’ll help you identify the best solution that fits your project needs—as well as your budget.

–Jim & Ben Heinrich