Light duty ball transfer units are ideal for conveying applications like bare metal industry where CNC speeds are high and the application requires efficient material flow. The primary function of a light duty ball transfer unit is to transfer hot work from anvil to material in the production area. Both hot and cold materials are available as options with this device.
The primary advantages of a light duty ball transfer unit is its high output with a small footprint and lower output and potential for pre-treatment at the beginning of the job. An air supply is required for setup and running to keep the ball bearings moist.
A control system is available for the ball bearing travel/height/rotation/load reading. The ball bearing may be suitable for a wide variety of non-conventional materials such as wood, metal, stone, etc.
There are different types of ball bearings available in a light duty ball transfer unit to meet the requirements of different industries. The ball bearings can be made of metal or ceramic/ceramic balls.
In contrast, the ball-bearing can be manually screwed into the ball area or the puller is electrically applied by wire. The battery needs to be connected to the ball transfer unit so it can rotate.
There is no charging system that can be connected to the ball transfer unit, however a 5 mm by 6 mm cable is provided for battery charging purposes. The battery cannot be automatically charged.
If the ball transfer unit has a connecting plate or open arm it can be inserted into the machine for safety reasons. The ball transfer unit can be operated manually or electrically.
Ancillary equipment may be provided on the delivery tray. Erecting the ball transfer unit takes a few hours to set up.
A manual screw thread is used to unscrew the ball transfer unit. The electric screw puller is used to rotate the ball and control the position of the ball.
The ball transfer unit is secured to a work table with a firm hold. The height of the working height depends on the size of the machine.
So basically you would use a light duty ball transfer unit instead of a heavy duty ball transfer unit when dealing with heavier numbers of items in your operation. A light duty ball transfer unit works well for smaller items that will not load as hard.
Ball transfer units aren’t necessarily exclusively used in the manufacturing process, with many other applications.They are large-format tools that transfer raw material from one location to another. In the industry, the term “transfers” most often refers to industrial ball transfer. A transfer line is typically divided into a number of parallel shafts, a separator (a flexible metal sheet) and a fixed pipe. Material flows from one shaft to another, leaving or joining adjacent circular disks that are often over-sized. As material flows through a transfer line, it moves from one orientation to another, and may leave either a ring-shaped disk or a broad flat plate on the separator.