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These conveyors efficiently move boxes, packages, products, materials and parts that have flat bottoms and are heavy to lift. The ball sizes are usually comparable to pool balls and are made of either steel or nylon depending on the fragility of the products being moved. Read More…

Ball Transfer Conveyors Ball transfer conveyors are a type of material handling system that facilitates omnidirectional manual transportation. They use a large number of fixed rolling balls to transport products instead of a conveyor belt or chain.
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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of quality conveyors among other similar products and services. VAC-U-MAX produces its equipment to handle small parts and heavy metal powders.

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VAC-U-MAX $$$

Monroe, NC  |  704-246-0900

Spiroflow offers a complete range of mechanical conveying solutions in the industry. The staff at Spiroflow can recommend the best method to meet your conveying needs.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Oakland, ME  |  207-465-2068

Wrabacon Incorporated was founded in 1986 to solve a wide variety of automation problems with creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. Over the years, we’ve built our reputation on our ability to provide quality automation equipment that helps businesses in the food, medical, and manufacturing industries grow. Whether your business needs to improve throughput or overcome a particular hurdle in production, Wrabacon can help.

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Wrabacon, Inc. $$$

Waukesha, WI  |  262-746-6898

Quintec is a full-service material handling system integrator that engineers, installs, and supports virtually any project that involves a conveyor. Established in 1999, we have become a leader in conveyor integration and the quintessential choice for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and the US government. Utilizing our extensive experience, we provide high-capacity, dependable material handling systems that meet peak volume rates and use low-risk, high-quality technologies.

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Quintec Integration, Inc. $$$

Archdale, NC  |  336-895-1963

If you are in need of conveyors that are built to last, you can count on us to be your number one provider. We manufacture conveyors that guarantee efficiency and stability. Our teams offer fast turnaround on all orders and if an issue ever arises then we will work with you to quickly repair your systems. Give us a call today or visit our website to learn more information!

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Vecoplan, LLC $$$

Bessemer, AL  |  800-476-0256

McKenzie handling Systems provides complete, fully engineered material handling systems in one total package. We custom design, build, install, and service integrated systems using the most advanced technology available. We are problem solvers at McKenzie Handling Systems and enjoy the challenge of designing a total conveyor and material handling systems; we can objectively recommend the best system for you. McKenzie Handling Systems is a full-service Materials Handling solutions provider.

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McKenzie Handling Systems, Inc. $$$
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Within Ball Transfer Conveyors, each ball sits atop smaller balls, which are encased in a cup and may hold about 50 pounds at a time. Ball transfer conveyors may stand alone as a transfer unit between conveyors or a table. Ball transfer tables are used at workstations for rotating the products being manufactured in any direction. They may also serve as a component in a large conveyor handling system. Presses, guillotines, assembly lines, warehouses, factories, manufacturing and packaging facilities and The Postal Service all use ball transfer conveyors, especially when the products being moved need to rotate or turn easily. They may be easily washed down, and are chemical, water and erosion resistant.

Ball Transfer Conveyor Table Ball Transfer Conveyors - Metzgar Conveyors

Ball transfer conveyors utilize metallic balls in order to facilitate the material handling process. Because the products and packages that ball transfer conveyors move tend to be extremely heavy, the metal balls are commonly manufactured from steel that is often alloyed, case-hardened or treated with black oxide finish for desired characteristics such as increased strength and weight capacity. The balls and casings are easily replaceable and assembled in rails, which may be arranged in different patterns, depending on the specific application and designated route of the transfer system. A circle in the middle allows rotating during transfer, and the ball direction may change directions by forming an L shape.

Ball transfer conveyors that have many balls close together are better-suited for moving heavier objects. The balls are also mounted differently from conveyor to conveyor, and some of the many different mounting styles include: stud, flange, machine press, pipe, round, disk, bolt down and press-in mountings. Ball transfer conveyor systems offer smooth transfer of objects without much friction, which decreases the possibility of wear. Although some manual labor is required, workers simply have to move the boxes and products along without using much force.

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