This type of conveyor is comprised of a series of trolleys that transport products and materials by an overhead track connected to a looping chain. They can run in multiple directions, and function horizontally and vertically. Because the track is enclosed, contamination can be prevented from reaching the chain and open surfaces, thus reducing the need for cleaning and maintenance costs. This type of conveyor can typically process items weighing up to 300 lbs.
One of the most common types of conveyors, I-Beam systems, come in 3", 4", or 6" designs where the chain rides on a I-Beam. This type of conveyor is used for products with weight capacities from 75 lbs up to 5,000 lbs.
When your application calls for loading heavy or large parts, a power & free conveyor system will allow for greater line layout flexibility.
These conveyors move product down the line on a flat surface made up of mesh wires that form a perforated layer. Mesh belts offer many applications and can accommodate various styles of belting options. They typically do not contain curves or inclines/declines.
A chain conveyor moves material through production lines by using a powered continuous chain with a series of single pendants. It is driven by a single motor that powers the movement of the pendants and the suspended items they hold. Crossbars mount to the top of the conveyor drive and provide a platform for mounting trays.
Wickets are formed wire frames that support moving products in a near-vertical position. This arrangement permits product accommodation from one stage of production to the next. It also allows for temperature control and evenness of cure because of the air circulating between wickets and/or the parts.
A drum-style system is used to process smaller, uniform type parts through a “auger” style of rolled drum which provides for pre-treatment wash and dry-off applications.