What Are Roller Tables?


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A roller table is a low-friction tabletop commonly used in assembly lines. It can also refer to a chiropractic table used to massage the back.

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A roller table for industrial use has a tabletop of parallel, fixed long metal rods called rollers that spin on a bearing. These rollers create a low-friction surface that makes it easy for people to push objects down the line. A familiar example are the tables in airport security lines on which passengers push and pull the bins containing their personal affects onto and off of the x-ray machine’s conveyor belt.

A chiropractic roller table is a cushioned table with motorized rollers. The massaging motion relaxes the patient lying on it and mobilizes the spine to relieve a variety of symptoms.

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