POWER AND FREE SYSTEMS
Available from Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc.
Power and free conveyor systems are often used for larger or more complex assemblies that require products to be transported between manufacturing processes or stations. With a power and free conveyor system, products are mounted on pallets, which ride on belt conveyors (either on a continuous loop or separate track offshoots). Pallets stop at work stations to perform various assembly or test operations.
The benefits of power and free conveyor systems include:
• High productivity
• Increased accuracy due to consistent assembly positioning and product orientation
• Ability to create multiple stations per pallet for higher production rates
• Ability to add modules to reduce component cycle time
• The flexibility to add, remove, or rearrange track sections as required