Slat conveyors use slats or plates made of steel, wood, or other materials typically mounted on roller chains to convey product. The slats are not interlocked or overlapping. Apron/slat conveyors are used primarily in material handling applications for moving large, heavy objects including crates, drums, or pallets in heavy-industry settings such as foundries and steel mills. The use of slats in heavy duty use cases prolongs the service life of the conveyor over other conveyor types that employ belts, which would wear out quicker under the exposure to heavy loads.
MANUFACTURER – Roach Conveyors, Omni Metalcraft, New London Engineering