POWER AND FREE SYSTEMS

Power and free conveyor systems are often used for larger or more complex assemblies that require products to be transported between manufacturing processes or stations. With a power and free conveyor system, products are mounted on pallets, which ride on belt conveyors (either on a continuous loop or separate track offshoots). Pallets stop at work stations to perform various assembly or test operations.

The benefits of power and free conveyor systems include:

  • High productivity
  • Increased accuracy due to consistent assembly positioning and product orientation
  • Ability to create multiple stations per pallet for higher production rates
  • Ability to add modules to reduce component cycle time
  • The flexibility to add, remove, or rearrange track sections as required