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Power and Free Conveyors

March 12, 2015


A power and free overhead conveyor from LB Foster Materials Handling is a robust and reliable transportation system. Suitable for a variety of industries including manufacturing assembly lines, surface finishing or paint processing, this versatile conveyor boosts productivity by automating product flow.

As the power and free system combines a drive chain track with a free running trolley track, trolleys can be engaged or disengaged from the power chain. This important feature of the conveyor allows product to be separated for processing or accumulative storage without interrupting production.

The architectural powder coater, CMK (Treatments) Ltd tasked LB Foster with the design, manufacture and installation of an overhead power and free conveyor. The system was required to transport aluminium extrusions through its powder coating treatment plant in Oldbury, West Midlands.

Using the fully integrated conveyor solution has enabled CMK to double its production output, transforming the plant into the UK’s most efficient powder coating line for multi-change finishes.

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