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Chain Conveyor Applications

Determine which type overhead conveyor best suits your application using this chart, depending on maximum unit load, part spacing and chain pull requirement.  

Also scroll down to "cost comparison" for specifications and relative equipment costs.  

Need further assistance?  Feel free to give us a call.  We would be pleased to discuss your application.

 

Type of Monorail conveyor

Tube Track

R W - Type Encl. Track

Standard Encl. Track

X348
(3" I-Beam)

X458
(4" I-Beam)

X678
(6" I-Beam)

Quick Reference Illustration

Track Size 1-5/8" Dia.

2-1/8" W. 2-11/16" H.

2-13/16" W.
2-11/16"H.

S3 x 5.7 S4 x 7.7 S6 x 12.5
*Min. Load Spacing (Nominal) 6" 6" 8" 6" 8" 12"
Unit Load Rating 30 Lbs. 80 Lbs. 125 Lbs. 200 Lbs. 400 Lbs. 1200 Lbs.
**With Optional Single/Double Load-Bars 60 / 120 Lbs. 160 / 320 Lbs. 250 Lbs.
200 @ 30°
175 @45°
400 Lbs. 800 Lbs. 2400 Lbs.

 ***Drive Chain Pull Rating 

600 Lbs. 750 Lbs. 750 Lbs. 1800 Lbs. 3950 Lbs. 6000 Lbs.

*The minimum load spacing is also the nominal chain pitch for each type system.  Loads may be spaced on any increment of this chain pitch, depending on your requirement and any additional clearance needed for your product to maneuver the selected turns and vertical curves.  Larger radius turns require less clearance.

**Increase capacity by use of load-bars, but keep in mind it is often less expensive to go to the larger conveyor, unless they are spaced far apart. 

***A quick idea on your drive pull requirement may be determined by multiplying the total live load by .035 (monoplane systems only).  Elevation changes add "lift pull" to your total.  Lift pull is calculated by multiplying the total elevation change of inclines only (no declines) by the product weight per foot of conveyor.

Note:  Should this method result in any more than half of the rated system capacity, give us a call to consider your chain pull more closely.  Adequate drive pull capacity is an important factor in your decision.  Save by selecting the correct drive arrangement up front, rather than making corrections later.

 

 

Cost Comparison for Chain Conveyor Applications

See the following sample layout and budgetary price chart for relative costs of available equipment.  Actual cost may vary depending on the application and customer discount.

 

 

Sample Layout - Overhead Paint Line Conveyor

Budgetary Price Chart

700' Overhead Conveyor / Per Above Layout / 2' Load Centers / 2' Radius Turns

Type of  conveyor

Tube Track

RW-Type Encl. Track

Standard Encl. Track

X348
(3" I-Beam)

X458
(4" I-Beam)

X678
(6" I-Beam)

Quick Reference Illustration

*Budgetary Cost (USD)

$15,120

$21,315 $21,210 $28,875 $36,750 $65,625

** Cost  per Foot
(Total/700')

$21.60 $30.45 $30.30 $41.25 $52.50 $93.75

***Adder Per Foot 
(Straight)

$15.23 $20.21 $21.21 $17.69 $24.20 $60.38

* Includes required chain, trolleys, track, turns, vertical curves, attachments, drive, take-up and automatic lubricator for the above layout.  Price is reference only.  Call now for discount price per your specific needs.

**Average cost per foot is based on this example and varies with changes in system length due to certain fixed costs such as curves, drive, take-up & lubricator.

***Add or subtract this cost per foot from the above budget price if your layout is similar but longer or shorter than the 700' system example shown here.  This price per foot includes parts needed for straight runs only with attachments on 2' centers. 

 

 

Additional overhead conveyor information may be reviewed by clicking on the following links: 

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Replacement Parts

 

 

Contact Information

Please contact us for pricing and delivery.  Many items are available from stock.  Most "made to order" items are available within 1-2 weeks.

Tel: (812) 923-9814

Fax: (812) 923-9815

Email: sales@martingregoryconveyor.com

 

 
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