Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyors

Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor (CDLR) is often installed to transport heavier loads at controlled speeds because of the positive drive feature.

Metzgar's series 470, 480 and 490 Roller to Roller CDLR conveyor is designed with two sprockets welded to one end of each roller. Individual loops of chain connect one roller to the next, transmitting power to the total unit.

Loads up to 1900 pounds per foot can be handled on Chain Driven Live Roller equipment. (Please contact Metzgar for heavier loads.)


Advantages of Metzgar CDLR Conveyor:

  • Clear space directly below the rollers for drainage, visibility, etc.
  • Resistance to hot or cold temperatures that could damage other types of conveyor.
  • Resistance to contamination by oil, grease, dirt, ice, chemicals, etc. which could damage other types of conveyor.
  • Strong, positive drive to force heavier loads into a definite orientation or location.
  • Chain driven rollers can more easily withstand the abuse of uneven pallet bottoms.
  • Series 470:

  • 1.9" diameter x 13 ga. rollers on 4" or 6" centers.
  • Chain driven from roller to roller with RC40 chain.
  • Effective widths from 12" to 45" are standard.
  • Frame capacity of 1500 lbs. with supports on 10'-0" centers.
  • Series 480:

  • 2.5" diameter x 11 ga. rollers on 4.5" or 6" centers.
  • Chain driven from roller to roller with RC60 chain.
  • Effective widths from 21" to 63" are standard.
  • Frame capacity of 6000 lbs. with supports on 10'-0" centers.
  • Series 490:

  • 3.5" diameter x 0.300 wall rollers on 6.5" centers.
  • Chain driven from roller to roller with RC80 chain.
  • Effective widths from 30" to 80" are standard.
  • Frame capacity of 20,000 lbs. with supports on 5'-0" centers.


  • We provide a full line of curves, transfers & accessories for all Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor models.



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