Freight Runner® FACTS

Freight Runner Product Overview


Customers are using the Freight Runner system in a variety of innovative ways, including transporting goods and materials during the manufacturing process; transferring products to and from trailers during distribution; installing into trailers and box vans for quick loading and unloading. It performs well in a variety of environments, including cold storage.


The Freight Runner conveyor comes with an incredible speed range. Systems move from ¼” per minute to 60’+ per minute. Systems come with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for speed adjustment to fit the flow of your manufacturing operation. The control panel is simple and intuitive.


The simple design of the Freight Runner conveyor makes for a system that operates day after day without issue. KEITH offers a complete warranty and stands behind our equipment with service and support when needed.


Automating material handling solves several issues caused by moving goods manually. Forklifts are well-known sources of product and facility damage. Pallet jacks can be backbreaking to move, creating less than ideal working conditions for workers. The Freight Runner conveyor simplifies the material handling process, allowing you to maximize peoplepower, improve the workplace environment and help you better navigate staffing shortages.


Compared to other conveying systems, operating costs are low. In addition to minimal maintenance requirements, the Freight Runner conveyor uses high efficiency motors. Once the system is operating, power requirements are low and the weight capacity doesn’t affect efficiency. Multiple drive options are available, with most systems operating with a small AC motor per runner. Motors are adjustable to your power source, with hydraulic power also available.


Installation is generally fast and easy, taking days not months. Minimal facility modifications are required, with systems customized to fit the existing facility footprint. The system is modular and can be expanded for future growth. View our facility and trailer installation videos.


The system is designed to be modular. You can add additional conveyors to an existing system for nearly unlimited length.


The Freight Runner conveyor is an excellent option for heavy, hard to handle loads. With 4 runners, the system easily moves up to 30 tons. Every system is custom engineered and built to match your specifications, with capacity varying depending upon conditions and the design. Rails can be modified to handle custom assembly carts and other unique manufacturing equipment.


Incidents involving material handling are the leading cause of disabling injury for employees. The Freight Runner conveyor replaces many of the manual processes that place employees at risk when moving products. In addition, the Freight Runner is designed with safety of the operator and other employees in mind. Gears are protected for fewer pinch points. Minimal guarding is required.


At the heart of the Freight Runner system is a simple chain and rail conveyor that we made even more uncomplicated by removing the grease points and taking the tensioning requirements out. With few moving parts, maintenance is minimal. The bearings, sprockets and gears are sealed for a long life. The high quality, armor coated 60-2 industrial grade roller chain only needs to be kept clean and lubricated.

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