K8-2 Power & Free Specifications:
Track Load: 120 kg/m
Load Limit: Up to 140kg*
*depending on trolley configuration
The K8-2 track system is a light-duty Power & Free system that consists of straight and curved tracks. The running rails are divided into an upper profile "power rail" and a lower profile "free rail". The running rails are bolted together with connecting flanges, allowing for a modular design and easy customizability.
A motor-driven, revolving conveyor chain runs in the "power rail". Pusher dogs are screwed into the conveyor chain at regular intervals. These have two latches with which they can latch into the trolleys below and pull them along the track. The trolleys run in the "free rail" and absorb the weight of the trailer load.
Detection plates bolted onto the side are used to detect the position of the trolleys with sensors, and to protect them against unintentional rolling forward or backward with "forward brakes" and "backstops".
The front and rear transport trolleys are usually connected to each other with a "load bar". A product holder especially developed for specific products can be attached to each load bar, thus carrying the product across the shop floor.
The holders can be loaded with products by the system operators at the loading position, then travel along the path of the conveyor from stop station to stop station until it reaches the unloading position, where the products are removed again and stored.