Line Pull is the force required at the drive to operate a Chainless Conveyor.
By calculating the correct line pull for the conveyor, a suitable drive unit can be selected to operate the system efficiently to the customer’s satisfaction.
Complete information, as outlined below, is a pre-requisite in determining the required line pull.
1. Maximum live load weight per trolley.
2. Maximum dead weight of trolley attachments.
3. Dead load weight per foot of trolley and spacer rods
(Per weight table below)
4. Load and unload station location.
5. Total number of loaded trolleys operating on the conveyor at the same time (Max)
6. Total number of trolley attachments on the conveyor attachments on the conveyor at the same time (max)
7. Location of dips and raises, loaded or unloaded.
8. Speed (F.P.M.) of system (for variable speed, list high and low)
9. Area atmosphere conditions such as various levels of heat, moisture, fumes, dirt, dust, and temperature variations.
10. Good Judgment in analyzing the above before selecting and locating the drive unit.
1. In a multiplane system, locate the drive unit so that a declining curve is on the slack side of the drive.
2. Always assume the system will be slightly overloaded.
Line Pull Coefficient of friction multiplier
Ball bearing Wheels (X.03) Based on normal atmospheric conditions and well lubricated bearings.
Shielded bearing Wheels (X.06) Based on normal atmospheric conditions. The factory should be consulted on shielded bearing seal