Pusher Systems | Skillet Systems

Characteristics:
  • wide range of applications
  • workmen can catch a ride to the assembly
  • exchangeable product receptors
  • less noise
  • infinitely adjustable speed
Passenger wanted

The principle of skillet systems is based on interconnected work platforms, which move in the operation flow. Automated units, which work in cycle operation, might be positioned within one system. These plants are erected flush with the level of the hall floor, where the power is supplied via bus bars or via induction. The integration of lifting tables on platforms for the adjustment of ergonomic work levels is possible at any time.

Our skillet systems offer a wide range of applications. Please contact our design engineers.


schubplattenanlagen


Pusher Systems | Heavy Duty Round Track

Characteristics:
  • up to 70 tons load capacity
  • conversion of the assembly process from insular to linear flow
  • continuous assembly with automated continuous or cyclic operation
  • the time interval can be variably adjusted to production processes
  • highly flexible in the event of expansions (e.g. increase in the production capacity)
  • possibility to transport workers on the platforms
  • coupling with other (higher) systems is possible (e.g. Andon, Visualization,
    MFR, etc.)
  • maximum flexibility in the design of the layout
  • rail can be designed traversable or flush to the floor (e.g. trafficable by fork-lift trucks)
  • supplementary functions are possible at any time by additional power transmission
    (e.g. supply of lifting units,
    movable test units)
Rail guided transport system of the new generation

The special feature here is that the wheels rest with two points on the so called „Gothic arch“ of a round track. The contact angle is approximately 30°. Thereby, compared to conventional crane gantries or rail tracks, the power transmission can be increased significantly, resulting in the ability to transport heavier cargos.

Furthermore the combination of round
track and running wheels also results reduced friction which minimizes the required thrust and reduces the wear of the drive components.

Watch Video
schwerlastrund-schienensystem


Pusher Systems | Friction Conveyors

Characteristics:
  • no conveyor elements such as
     chains or belts
  • speed: up to 60 m/min
  • acceleration: up to 1 m/s²
  • light design
  • modular design
  • flexible routing
  • high halt accuracy
  • use of lifting stations to compensate height differences
  • various operation types possible
    (continuous or cycle operation)
  • no busbar or running-along vehicle / carrier controls required
  • simple electrical / mechanical design of the plants, no complex technology required
  • cost effective operation and maintenance of the plants
    (easy to maintain)
The new generation

Conveying technology with frictional wheel drive is the new generation of conveying technology. The driving force is transmitted directly onto a slide (skid, pallet, carrier) via a drive unit (frictional wheel).

This technology offers advantages compared to conventional floor conveying technology, e.g. higher transportation speed, improved work environment, less noise, lower purchase and operation costs.

This conveyor system can be used as floor conveyor (replacing roller conveyor, slat conveyor, IMS and inverted P&F systems) as well as overhead conveyor (replacing EMS and P&F systems).

Watch Video
Conveying technology with frictional wheel drive






© ROFA NORTH AMERICA INC. • 2355 Highway 101 South STE A • Greer, SC 29651 • USA • Tel:+1 864 801 3271 • Fax:+1 864-801-8312