The Benefits of Enclosed Track Conveyor Systems
We hope that you’ve had a chance to browse through our new web site. If there is one thing that we want visitors to understand more than others, it is the versatility of the C-250tm overhead conveyor system. From being able to carry a wide range of weight loads, across incredibly short or long distances, in any conveyor track configuration that the workspace requires, there isn’t much, if anything, that you can imagine being transported by a conveyor that the C-250tm can’t do.
If much of that versatility is due to light-weight, high-strength construction, which allows the overhead placement of conveyors that eliminates the need to take up valuable floor space, there’s one more feature that give the conveyor almost as much added versatility.
The Enclosed Track
While overhead conveyors have been in use since the early days of assembly lines in automobile manufacturing, those first systems were often open-tracked I-beam conveyors. While I-beam conveyors were quite capable of carrying the heavy loads needed in automotive manufacturing, they had more than a few draw backs.
One of the most costly was the exposed components of the conveyor system. Imagine what happens to those components, which need to remain clean and contaminant free for smooth operation, when they carried auto body panels through a paint station. Indeed, I-beam conveyor parts had to be regularly cleaned – and that meant regular downtime.
Enclosed track conveyors protect the crucial track components. This not only reduces downtime due to maintenance and cleaning, but it also lets you consider overhead conveyors to automate many processes that would be impossible with I-beam conveyors. Its lighter weight and smaller components allow enclosed track conveyors to run at different angles, including being completely inverted, and be assembled and modified with relative ease.
Enclosed track conveyors let you “think outside the box” and consider the benefits of using an overhead conveyor for processes that you didn’t think they could perform.