Drive assemblies are caterpillar style, utilizing two No. 80 double strand sprockets, and a No. 80 double strand roller chain (1” pitch) with Ø1” drive rollers. (Some competing units have only 3/4” pitch with 3/4″ drive rollers). UHMW tracking is utilized for chain alignment and quiet, low maintenance operation. Adjustment screws are provided on the idler shaft bearings for chain tensioning.
A minimum of three pallet links are engaged with the 8000 Series drive at any time, while many other manufacturer’s devices will only have two pallet links engaged.
Height adjusting support bolts consist of 3/4-10 hardware, and utilize individual rubber isolation pads for quiet operation.
Drive assemblies run at 90 FPM and require an electronic soft start device located in the MCP.
- Drive and idler shaft bearings are Dodge SXR.
- Standard gear reducers are Dodge Tigear-2 shaft mount.
- Standard motors are Baldor or Reliance. “High-slip” Design D motors are required for carrousels with two or more drives running simultaneously.
- Other reducer and motor combinations are available upon request.