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Activated Roller Belt Conveyor (ARB)

Activated Roller Belt (ARB) conveyors are an innovative solution for superior package manipulation, minimizing floor space consumption and providing flexibility to handle multiple product sizes without the need for changeover. Contact us to learn more about how we can integrate these into your material handling and automation systems.

Omni Activated Roller Belt Conveyor
Dorner 3200 Series Conveyors

ARB conveyor technology improves productivity by eliminating unnecessary labor costs while reducing operational expenses in many package handling applications. ARB is a low maintenance solution for increasing system reliability.

  • Package centering
  • Package alignment
  • Singulation after robotic depalletizing
  • Singulation for pallet layers or rows
  • Changing package orientation
  • Sortation
  • Switches
  • Merging
  • Aligning
Dorner Activated Roller Belt Conveyor (ARB) moving product with a 90 degree turn in the line

Intralox’s Patented Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB™) Technology

Omni Metalcraft Corp. applies Intralox’s patented Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB™) technology, which enables innovative ways to sort, align, singulate, center and manipulate products with minimal contact and maximum efficiency. ARB-equipped conveyors feature low maintenance, long-term cost savings and flexibility.

Available Belt Widths:

  • 6″ to 120″

Available ARB Belt Configurations:

  • 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°
  • 0° ARB is available with coated or uncoated wheels
  • 30° ARB is available with uncoated wheels
  • 45° & 60° ARB are available with coated wheels

Maximum Belt Speed:

  • 300 FPM

Maximum Product Speed:

  • Up to 600 FPM using 0°
  • Minimum product size: 4″ x 4″

Package Sizes:

  • Minimum product size: 4″ x 4″
  • Maximum package size: practically unlimited e.g. 60” is acceptable

Standard Features:

  • Welded frame construction
  • 10 ga. formed steel frames
  • Underhung chain drive located at the discharge end
  • Inverter duty motor

Optional Features:

  • Powered transition rollers
  • Timing belt drive package
  • Hollowshaft drive package
  • Side guides
  • Electrical controller packages

Innovative Conveyance Technology

The 3200 Series Conveyors with Intralox ARB technology use innovative conveyance technology for merging, diverting and aligning of product.

Benefits of 3200 Series ARB Conveyors:

  • Flexibility to handle multiple product sizes without the need for changeover
  • Minimizes floor space consumption
  • Increased system reliability
  • Eliminates costly system controls, reducing complexity
  • Encased moving parts provide safer work environments
  • Low maintenance solution
  • Handles product as small as 6″ x 6″


  • 2″ pitch ARB Chain
  • Built on Dorner 3200 Series platform
  • Widths: 8″ (203 mm) to 60″ (1524 mm) in 2″ (51 mm) increments
  • Lengths: Minimum 3 ft (914 mm)
  • Speeds: Up to 150 ft/min (46 m/min)
  • Optional powered transfer


  • 90 degree transfers maintaining product orientation
  • Aligners / edge justification
  • Case turners
  • Bump turns
  • Touchless low friction merges
  • Rejects

Options & Accessories:

  • Standard support stands and guiding options are available
  • All standard 3200 Series mounting packages and gear motors are available

90° Transfers and Lane Merges

  • 90° Passive On and 90° Passive Off transfers
  • No adjustment needed for different size products
  • Requires 6″ – 8″ gap upstream
  • 90° Passive On requires some product momentum, 90° Passive Off does not
  • Using Passive On, product can merge into a gap on the mainline ARB
  • Uses Series 400 45° Chain and Passive Rollers

Edge Justification and Bump Turns

  • No adjustment needed for different size products
  • Edge justification requires no product gap
  • Bump turn needs 6″ – 8″ gap upstream
  • A fixed or pneumatically controlled protrusion from the side rail is added to help start the turning process
  • Uses Series 400 30° Chain and Activated Rollers