The manual monorail is the simplest form of transportation system. This extensive range includes profiles, bends, and switches for 5 different types of load. In addition to the manual monorail, there are suspension bridges that may or may not be coupled to the monorail to create shunting zones. A variant on the suspension bridge is the pendulum beam, which is characterised by a very smooth operation.
As a rule of thumb for manual systems, we limit the weight to 1,000 kg. If a manual monorail is locally automated, this is called a semi-automatic system. A buffer zone can be emptied automatically using a pusher. A transfer ensures movement of the load through a spray booth, for example.
We distinguish two main groups for automatic systems:
- In the case of conveyors, the loads are directly attached to the chain, and the loads move while the chain is moving.
- In a power & free system, the load is suspended on a support rail and there are zones in which the chain is coupled or decoupled to the load-bearing rollers. This means loads can be stopped within a fully continuous system. For example, in an oven.
The monorail system is the most standardised system to support your internal processes.
The monorail system allows different systems to be welded, depending on the requirement.
Semi-automatic, electrically powered and computer-controlled appendages to the basic monorail system are considered to be semi-automatic.
When designing a new paint installation, the choice of a Power & Free system is a practical and reliable solution.
Unlike with Power & Free, the ROB Conveyor is a fully-automatic, continuously-driven chain system in which the load moves while the chain moves