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Transfer Cars

Product Details: Item No. 141

Capacity: 4,000 lbs. per payload

Use: For picking up loads from one station and delivering to another station

Material: Carbon, galvanized, or stainless steel construction


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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. The unit shown is an electric transfer car handling a pallet of drums from multiple accumulation lines. A T-car is designed for any type of surface conveyor. In this case, the surface has a chain driven live roller, reversing conveyor.

This T-car has two commercial safety bumpers that disengage both drives at 3 lbs of force. A hanging festoon cable is ceiling mounted. The T-car uses four urethane wheels and runs at 60 FPM with a vertical shaft at each end extended down into a groove in the floor for guidance. This transfer car can receive and discharge a 4,000 lb payload from either side. The tracks, festoon cable and accumulation conveyors, (not shown) are all provided with this system.

Description of Operation

This electric transfer car has a festoon cable hanging above for power

  • At rest, the T-car receives a signal from one of the full lanes to pick-up a load
  • The T-car has a ramp-up and ramp-down speed drive
  • Arriving at a pick-up station, the car contacts a photo eye making it stop
  • Upon arrival, a signal is given to start up both conveyors
  • Once on the car, a signal is given to stop both conveyors
  • The car moves to its designated position and stops at a photo eye
  • The conveyor on the car and at the receiving station conveyor start-up
  • The car delivers the payload and looks for another signal to pick-up
  • The system can handle a 4,000 lb payload at 60 FPM speed

Technical Specifications

This is an electric powered transfer car, floor mounted. It receives power from an overhead festoon cable provided with the machine.

  • This transfer car has a 4,000 lb payload capacity
  • This is an all-structural steel welded chassis
  • Two steel V-grooved wheels with a flat face
  • Floor track is inverted angle steel welded on a flat bar
  • T-car drive is a converter duty, one horsepower
  • Conveyor drive is 1/2 HP gear motor
  • Chain driven live roller surface conveyor
  • Conveyor and T-car drives are reversing
  • Festoon cable is included, ceiling hung
  • OSHA compliant safety bumpers, front & rear
  • Typical cycle rate is thirty seconds

All conveyors are built with frames and supports welded together, making each section a superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

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