Pallet Handling Systems

Turntables - Item #: 140

Turntables are commonly used when the load needs to maintain orientation, as in conveying a pallet, tote, or bin with bottom runners. Chain transfers offer the same right angle transfer, but they cannot maintain the orientation of the load. Specialty Equipment builds heavy duty turntables for 2,000 to 10,000 lb…

Transfer Cars - Item #: 141

Transfer cars are made to pick-up heavy loads from one conveyor and move them off-line, delivering payloads to another receiving conveyor, or machine. Specialty Equipment builds transfer cars for payloads up to 10,000 lbs. The unit shown above is an electric powered transfer car, mobilized to handle pallet loads of…

Wire Mesh Belt Conveyors - Item #: 144

Wire mesh conveyors this size are designed to handle pallet loads with wrong-way bottom boards, or other loads too heavy for a fabric belt. This application has three zones of wire mesh conveyors for pallet loads with broken bottom boards running the wrong way on the conveyor. Each belt has…

Chain Conveyors for Heavy Loads - Item #: 145

Choosing a chain conveyor is determined by several factors including, need for load stability, when rollers are not sufficient, when pallet boards or tote runners are conveying the wrong way, when the loads are transferred, or when crossing-over is necessary. This twenty-five foot long, heavy duty, four-strand drag chain conveyor…

Conveyors for Unstable Loads - Item #: 146

These multi-strand chain conveyors and transfers were custom made for a particular customer. The customer had an eight foot high load with a light payload that acted like a tower of Jell-O when conveyed. The customer’s problem increased when they tried to transfer the loads. Lost production, damaged products, safety…

Multi-Strand Chain Conveyors - Item #: 147

Chain conveyors are used when loads won’t convey on rollers, when load stability is important, when pallet boards or tote runners are going the wrong way, when transferring the load, or when stepping across the conveyor is necessary. Stability is usually a problem with chain conveyors, which is why this…

Drawbridge for Pallets - Item #: 148

This is a custom made conveyor application, built for a customer in the manufacturing of hard goods. There aren’t too many ways to raise a ten foot long conveyor, but Specialty Equipment has built several special lifts, gates, and drawbridges similar to the one shown above. The load being conveyed…

Gravity Pallet Transfer - Item #: 149

This is another custom made conveyor by Specialty Equipment. The picture only shows half of the operation. The other half is the conveyor that receives the pallet that will be transferred. In application, this device can be used in a U-line, or a Z-line configuration after the load has been…

Gravity Conveyor for Pallet Jacks - Item #: 150

When you don’t have a conventional fork lift, or when space won’t allow fork truck access, you can use a hand pallet jack to pick-up or drop-off heavy loads. This custom made gravity roller conveyor uses 2.5″ diameter rollers for loads up to 3,000 lbs. and 3.5″ diameter rollers for…

Extra Wide Drum Conveyor - Item #: 151

This custom-made, seven foot wide, powered roller conveyor is built to handle empty drums as they move diagonally down the conveyor, onto one of three accumulation lanes. This application consists of three types of conveyors; (1) an incline belt conveyor to bring drums up to the necessary height, (2) a…

Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor - Item #: 152

Chain driven live roller conveyor is commonly used for transporting, accumulating and transferring heavy loads, like pallets, bins and totes. This standard, model 3530, powered roller conveyor is used in a foundry application to transport and accumulate an 8,000 lb pallet load. The ten foot long unit shown is an…

Gravity Roller Conveyor - Item #: 153

Gravity Roller conveyor is the most common and least expensive transportation or accumulation conveyor. It is virtually maintenance free conveyance. Gravity conveyor is normally pitched to allow smooth bottom loads to flow freely. Its common to see sloped gravity roller conveyor at the infeed or discharge end of a production…

Ball Transfer Conveyor - Item #: 154

Ball transfer tables are commonly used to transfer of sturdy loads in any direction, or to rotate loads at a work station. The application shown above handles a machine cut forging resting on an 18″ square, smooth bottom board. Each ball transfer table interfaces with single and double wide gravity…

Accumulation Conveyor for Wide Loads - Item #: 159

Accumulation conveyor allows the gathering of products in-line and holds them until needed. In the case of the photo above, accumulation provided a bank of corrugated material in-line and balanced production between each machine in the process. The photo shows a custom-made, double width, belt driven live roller accumulation conveyor,…

Live Roller Pallet Transfer - Item #: 422

Picking up and making a 90 degree transfer with a 2,500 lb pallet onto another conveyor is a common event in a pallet conveying system. Typically, there are two ways to make the transfer. One way is with a roller transfer, where the pallet is on a three strand chain…