As a generic name, this term applies to any type of conveyor that follows an elevated route; however, within the slang of materials handling, the meaning of aerial conveyor, also known as overhead, has been used for equipment usually pulled by robust chains, which inserts trolleys or carts with an attachment that allows products to be hung in different ways. They are generally elevated, allowing free passage underneath them. They can make trajectories as whimsical as required, including curves to different degrees, as well as elevations and drops as needed.
In a standardized way, there are different types of chain and trolleys. Overhead Conveyor can be traction only (power only) that is, always carrying products or moving and accumulating products (power and free). The most used types are X-348, X-458 and X-678, which provide more or less size and capacity that can range from grams to tons. This type of aerial conveyors are very reliable and long-lasting.
They are used in various types of industries in which amorphous product flows are required to move. But they are rarely found handling standard products; they usually move metallic products in process; for example, taking parts to oven-painting or finishing areas; however, they can handle any type of product with the only restriction of designing their appropriate pendant attachment.
Overhead Conveyor are widely used in fashion, auto parts, automotive and appliances industries, but given their versatility, they are operating in all kinds of companies.
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