ASI Advanced Friction Conveyor System
ASI Friction Conveyors are a cost effective, low maintenance alternative to both Power and Free and Electrified Monorail Conveyors.
Friction System Overview
- Electrically driven heavy capacity carriers using ASI Trolleys.
- Quiet and clean, with no chains requiring oil / grease and no EMS copper contact dust to contend with.
- Designed for use with high production rates and can be configured for various speeds individual zones.
- Maximum capacity per load bearing trolley
- 6” Overhead and Inverted - 3500 lbs per load bearing trolley.
- 4” Overhead and Inverted - 1500 lbs per load bearing trolley.
- Easily installed – low maintenance.
- Can be configured in an Inverted or Overhead style using the same basic design and components.
- Safer than Power and Free and EMS, there is no moving chain or exposed electrical connections. Less guarding is required
Friction System Components
Friction Track Switches
- Diverging and converging switch transfer.
- Electric or pneumatically powered track switches for positive placement. Electric track switches have an extremely long life cycle.
- No dead spots in the transfer area based on drive placement.
Friction Stops / Accumulation
- Carriers stop through the use of zone controls.
- Carriers nest without high impacts, carriers decel into stations through the use of zone controls.
- Accurate positioning available through barcode scanning and tracking.
An Inverted and an Overhead Friction System Demonstration Loop are available to view at our Kansas City, MO demonstration center. Both loops combined total over 1100’ in length with many of the features listed above. If you would like to schedule a showing please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our worldwide headquarters (816) 356-0660.