Lumber Pressure Rolls

Overhead Gravity Pressure Roll

Conveying Equipment - Overhead Gravity Pressure Rolls

The Mellott Overhead Gravity Pressure roll is used behind a rip saw or planer to assist the feed of lumber onto a rooftop transfer.



We have an onsite engineering and design team capable of meeting your specific needs. We will consult and coordinate with you to provide the best options for your application.

Overhead Gravity Pressure Roll Brochure

Main System Components

Sizes:Standard: 24”, 36”, 48”. Custom sizes are available. (Recommend 6” wider than planer or rip saw)
Rolls:6-5/8” OD with 1-7/16” shafts and bearings
Height:34” +/- 1” with adjustable feet


Special:Sumitomo reducer with 2 hp Motor
Special:2 hp Variable Frequency Drive (speed - to be determined)
Electronic Sensor:Air cylinder, valve and electric eye. Life expectancy of the overhead gravity pressure roll will be enhanced if the electric eye lowers the top roll onto the lumber as opposed to the lumber driving the top roll open.