MCM Powertrack - Monorail Conveyor Systems
The MCM Powertrack monorail overhead chain conveyor range is used for a wide variety of applications in many industry sectors, e.g. automotive, surface finishing, white goods, meat processing, general manufacturing. There are two categories of monorail overhead chain conveyor; ‘enclosed chain’ for light to medium loads and ‘open chain’ for heavier loads.
Powertrack Enclosed Chain Range
The overhead conveyors - PT20, PT30, PT60, PT100 & PT100 ‘S’ all comprise a bi-planar chain powered by a drive unit and running in a steel enclosed track , the cross section of which can be either rectangular or a cruciform depending on the carrying capacity of the conveyor. Attached to the chain at regular intervals are pendants which protrude from a central slot in the underside of the track section and from which the product can be suspended.
The PT20, PT30, PT60, PT100 & PT100 ‘S’ Powertrack conveyor systems have carrying capacities of 20Kg to 100Kg per pendant respectively. The minimum pendant pitch varies for the different conveyors in the range. Increased product loadings can be accommodated by the use of a loadbar connecting two pendants to share the product load between them.
The Enclosed Chain Powertrack conveyors will readily operate in temperatures up to 250 degrees Centigrade. They utilise the latest ‘shot type’ lubricators to dispense high temperature oil (available from Amber Service) to ensure reliable operation is maintained in such arduous conditions.
Tight radii horizontal and vertical track curves are a feature of the Enclosed Chain Powertrack conveyors which gives them a high degree of flexibility of routing, making them suitable for even the most restrictive factory layouts and building footprints. The modular design in conjunction with the bolted support and clamp assemblies of these systems make them easy and quick to install and provide the added benefit of allowing modifications, re-routes or extensions to existing conveyor systems with the minimum of disruption and downtime.Technical Data...
Powertrack Open Chain Range
The open chain Powertrack range, PT90, PT200 & PT500 utilise a heavy-duty I-beam track section from which a drop forged chain is under slung by means of trolleys with their wheels running on the track section’s lower flange. The product load is also carried by these trolleys.
The PT90, PT200 & PT500 Powertrack conveyor systems have carrying capacities per 2 wheel trolley of 90Kg, 200Kg and 545Kg respectively. The corresponding minimum trolley pitches are 152mm, 203mm and 305mm. Increased product loads in excess of 4000Kg can be accommodated with the use of load-bars to spread the load between several trolleys. These conveyor systems are also suitable for high temperature environments up to 250 degree Centigrade.
This open chain heavy duty range of conveyors are ideally suited to carrying heavier product loads around longer conveyor routes than the enclosed chain type. In line Caterpillar drives, pneumatically operated tension units and bearing rollers mounted on horizontal curves ensure surge free, smooth operation of the conveyor system. A selection of standard radii and angle curves (horizontal and vertical) are available thus allowing flexibility in conveyor system layout.Technical Data...