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New Elesa Ball Transfer Units, Roller Tracks and Conveyor Balls

Elesa are delighted to announce that they have added three new products to their range of ball transfer units (otherwise known as roller tracks or conveyor balls). Their new UTB units in white acetal-based technopolymer with white polymer or stainless steel roller balls are joined by ESD conductive units and UTR roller transfer units for especially delicate surfaces such as glass and ceramic.

Ball transfer units greatly aid the movement of flat sheet materials e.g. steel, wood, plastics and similar. They are used for material feed to workstations, movement on transfer lines between workstations or assembly lines, also for moving of components, assemblies and finished packages. They are installed in factories, warehouses, loading areas and receiving stations for onward movement in a simple, quick and easy fashion, generally under gravity or manual feed. Normally they are installed with the ball upwards but can also be used inverted as very low profile castors.

UTB series ball transfer units are particularly suitable for applications on transfer and conveyor lines or end of production lines. They offer smooth linear and rotational movement with maximum cleanliness as they do not require lubrication with oils and greases. The UTB technopolymer ball option lends itself to handling loads with delicate surfaces while the stainless steel ball version is excellent for handling loads with sharp or angular surfaces. Furthermore, since these are corrosion-resistant materials, it is possible to wash them if required.

New ESD conductive units feature a special electro-conductive technopolymer body, in black with volume resistivity <10 5  Ω cm, to DIN IEC 93, and surface resistivity <10 5  Ω, to DIN 53482. The main ball is in stainless steel with internal support and transfer balls also in stainless steel. The mix of these materials prevents the accumulation of electrostatic charges so that UTB-SST-ESD ball transfer units are suitable for applications in “ESD PROTECTED AREA” (EPA) areas – especially for assembly of delicate electronic devices or in potentially hazardous environments.

Also new, Elesa UTR roller transfer units facilitate both linear and rotary movement with a soft technopolymer roller. This is suitable for handling loads with particularly delicate surfaces such as glass and ceramic, and may also be washed frequently.

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Elesa (UK) Ltd is a branch office of the Elesa Spa group, international manufacturer of plastic and metal standard machine parts for the mechanical engineering industry for over 75 years. Elesa products express a quality of design and ergonomic research with recognition of its brands as guarantees of quality and reliability. Continuous attention to clients’ needs and a rapid service have made Elesa a reference point for designers and builders. More than 45,000 product codes, 180 patents and 42 international design awards produced with systems certified to ISO 9001 and ISO1401 are supported by localised stock and technical support.

 Elesa Standards cover industrial components including, handwheels, handles, levers, knobs, gears, spring and indexing plungers, levelling feet, locks and latches and hydraulic tank accessories in engineering grade plastics, aluminium, steel and stainless steel. Also a range of light to heavy duty industrial castors, vibration damping elements, conveyor components, rod ends, fork joints and magnets.

Industrial machinery and equipment are well served with the Elesa anti-vibration mounts, ball lock pins, ball transfer units, filler breathers, grip knobs, latch clamps and metal hinges, in addition to oil level indicators, plastic hinges, pneumatic clamps, stainless steel hinges, toggle clamps, tubular handles and wing knobs.

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