Conveyor Systems

Richards-Wilcox, the originator of the overhead enclosed track conveyor, has been helping to keep clients competitive and productive for over 125 years.

Our smooth-operating, dependable power conveyor systems have the heaviest gauge track in the industry and are engineered for maximum efficiency. Our specially designed chain pitch can provide 33% more throughput than other overhead chain conveyor systems in the marketplace.

What does this mean to you? It means your distribution center gets faster, your finishing operation wastes less time, and your JIT assembly line operates like clockwork, 24/7.

Aside from our conveyor systems, our product catalog includes the Richards-Wilcox High- Performance Conveyor Chain, featuring a caged bearing design that maximizes durability and uptime. It works as well with a brand-new system as with an existing one that needs a replacement chain.

Available conveyor system products include:

  • Standard Conveyor Systems
    • Safe-Rail® Monorail Enclosed Track Conveyor

A standard hand-pushed overhead conveyor system with a single enclosed track. Additional components may be added, and the system can be upgraded to include power operation.

  • Zig-Zag® Monorail Enclosed Track Conveyor

A system with a single enclosed overhead conveyor track. Ideal for materials handling systems as well as finishing and storage applications. Over the years, the Zig-Zag conveyor has become a standard in the industry.

  • PaintLine™ Inverted Monorail Conveyor

A unique conveyor system with a pivoting vertical pendant component that allows for clean operation. This system is ideal for industries that require a clean environment, such as paint finishing and electronics manufacturing.

  • Power and Free Conveyor Systems
    • Twin-Trak® Side-by-Side Conveyor

A two-track overhead conveyor system that is ideal for applications where overhead space is limited. This particular power conveyor system can also be built from an existing Richards-Wilcox Safe-Rail or Zig-Zag monorail conveyor system.

  • OveR-Way™ Heavy-Duty Over and Under Conveyor

A high-capacity system with a convenient over-under configuration. This system leverages a powered Zig-Zag conveyor design combined with two 3” toe-to-toe load channels.

  • OveR-Way™ Inverted Floor Mounted Conveyor

A floor-mounted system with an over-under configuration that is ideal for medium-capacity needs. This particular product is also useful in applications where a robotic interface is being used.

If you’re not certain that one of our assembly line conveyor systems or other equipment can meet your production requirements, then you should consider our consulting engineering services. Our team can create computer simulations that demonstrate how your production cycle will work with our equipment, which allows you to fine-tune the layout and processes before you make an investment. We also custom-design conveyor control systems that conform to your precise specifications.

Feel free to explore this website for additional information about our world-class product line. From high-quality overhead conveyor tracks to buffer storage equipment, our equipment can get the job done. Count on Richards-Wilcox for conveyors that can fulfill your company’s material handling, finishing, assembly, storage, and distribution requirements.