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Univeyor – (24-V-DC Roller Conveyors with ModuleDrive)

Roller conveyors with ModuleDrive provide a neat and quiet material handling solution. As these roller conveyors are supplied complete with 24-V-DC motors and motor control cards, the electrical installation and control becomes much simpler. Considering the dedicated solid-state electrical control, these ModuleDrive conveyors provide a systems integrator with a real “plug & play” solution (electrical plug connection) with short lead times. Roller conveyors with ModuleDrive incorporate driven or zero pressure roller conveyors, RC roller conveyors as well as appropriate bends and other modules.

Examples of Conveyed Goods

  • Cartons
  • Plastic tote bins
  • Slave boards

Typical Applications:

  • Simple transportation
  • Assembly lines
  • Incline & decline sections


  • Safe 24-V-DC power supply
  • Integrated motor drive control system
  • Programmable motor control cards
  • Individual modules can easily be combined by using the flexible “plug & play” system
  • Simple installation of modules on site
  • Simple installation of sensors and control peripherals using profile “T” slots
  • Pre-assembled modules for immediate use
  • Very low maintenance
  • Proven quality rollers
  • Proven quality ModuleDrives
  • Integral side guides
  • Modern aesthetic design
  • Low noise level

General Technical Data

Load range: 0 N/m – 500 N/m (0 kg/m – 50 kg/m)

(0 Lb/ft – 34 Lb/ft)

Speed range (V): 0.1 m/s – 0.6 m/s (6 m/min – 36 m/min)

(0.3 ft/s – 2.0 ft/s)

(19.7 ft/min – 118.1 ft/min)

Between frame (BF): 310 mm – 1010 mm (12.2“ – 3.3 ft)

Roller pitches (T): 55 / 75 / 100 / 125 mm

(2.2 / 3.0 / 3.9 / 4.9“)

Rollers: With ball bearings, tube zinc-plated

ModuleDrive: Worm gear motor (SG) 24 V ≈ 50 W

(Alternatively: drum motor)

Temperature range: 0°C to +45°C ambient (41°F to 104°F)

Univeyor Side Profiles

Profile 160 (6.3”) (high profile)

  • Extruded aluminum profile with a satin anodized finish insures structural stiffness and an aesthetic modern design.
  • The 160 (6.3”) side profile provides an integrated 75 mm (3”) side guide to conveyor lanes.
  • The cavity behind the cover strip can be used as a cable duct in most products.
  • The integrated “T” slot provides easy fixing of peripheral items such as additional guides, sensors and support frames.

Profile 80 (3.1”) (low profile)

  • Extruded aluminum profile with a satin anodized finish maintains structural stiffness and an aesthetic modern design in areas where side access is required such as 90°-transfers, push-over sections or double width tracks. The top of the extrusion is normally situated 5 mm (0.20”) below the top of the roller.
  • The cavity behind the cover strip can be used as a cable duct in most products.
  • The integrated “T” slot provides easy fixing of peripheral items such as sensors and support frames.

How it Works

Each roller conveyor section is subdivided into “zones” to suit the maximum length of the product being conveyed.

Each zone contains:

  • 1 x ModuleDrive
  • ZN-1 x slave rollers driven via PU bands Ø 5 mm (0.2”)
  • 1 x Univeyor Uni-card controlling at most 4 zones at the same time
  • 1 x light scanner or retro reflective photo eye

Each Uni-card “communicates” with its adjacent zones via a four-wire communication cable. This cable, running along the conveyor system, passes operating signals such as “start”, “accumulate”, “failure”, “direction of travel” from one Uni-card to the next. An additional photo eye connected to the Uni-card is required at the beginning of a roller conveyor section to start the conveyor line. When switching on the motor, each card controls its corresponding zone according to the operating signals received from the adjacent zones. Each Univeyor zone has two operation modes: single release and train release mode. You can see the different operations of each mode from the following diagrams.

Single Release

When set to single release, a control card only communicates with one upstream zone and one downstream zone.

Train Release

When set to train release, a control card receives a start/accumulation signal from the farthest downstream zone and passes a start/accumulation signal to the farthest upstream zone. Please note: zone 1 is set to single mode.