Item No. 154

Ball Transfer Conveyor

Product Description

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 roller conveyors. This level gravity type system is installed throughout the customer’s plant. A variety of personnel safety lift-up gates are also included, with three foot long roller or ball transfer conveyors.

Generally, loads moved on ball transfers max out at 250 lbs and only if the object has a smooth, hard bottom. It should also be noted that every ball transfer table must have a barrier on any side not being used as a transfer point. The force required to move a 100 lb smooth bottom item across a ball transfer station is about 5 lbs inertia.

Description of Operation

  • The system connects with other gravity roller conveyors
  • The products are steel items up to 150 lbs, sent from cutting machines
  • The slave pallet being conveyed is a smooth 18″ x 18″ hard board
  • The operator rotates the board for visual inspection of the payload
  • If it passes inspection, the load is sent onto the westbound lane.
  • If it fails inspection the load is sent onto the eastbound lane
  • If an item is to be flagged it will be pushed onto the northbound lane
  • Often, a mark or label will be applied to the payload
  • Typically, a load will pass by a work station every 90 seconds

Product Specifications

  • Ball transfer sections range in length from 2′-6″ up to10′ long
  • Transfer section are 12″ to 60″ wide between frames
  • Balls are 1″ diameter, on 3″ centers in a diamond pattern
  • Balls are bolt-on type, mounted on formed channel strips
  • Conveyor frames are 4″ x 5.4 lb/ft structural channels
  • Supports are 4″ structural channels welded to the frames
  • Conveyor capacity is 1,500 lbs per linear foot

Additional Equipment Available

  • Heavy duty pallet dispenser
  • Roller & belt conveyors
  • Chain conveyors & transfers
  • Turntables & Transfer cars
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Custom handling equipment