Roller conveyors are often used to transport products of different shapes and sizes. A product on a roller conveyor can easily change directions by using a pusher to push it onto a different conveyor at a cross section or making use of curved roller conveyors, making very diverse lay-outs of conveyor systems possible.
The configuration depends on the type and orientation of the products, the weight of the products, available height, etc.. Compared to roller conveyors for transporting pallets, the roller conveyors for products often use smaller diameter rollers and a shorter pitch.
The gearmotor is usually placed underneath the conveyor, ensuring extra protection. If needed, for example for very low conveyor systems, it is also possible to mount the gearmotor on the side or above of the conveyor.