Manufacturing the world’s best Ball Units   Since 1939

Made in the UK | Est. 1939
Made in the UK | Est. 1939

Applications & Case Studies

As an incredibly versatile product, ALWAYSE Ball Units are used across a diverse range of applications and industries – from subsea to aerospace.

ALWAYSE recently worked in close partnership with Atlas Copco to design and manufacture Manual Handling and Lean Manufacturing Assembly Bench Solutions and flow systems for their purpose-built factory in Wolverhampton. 

See below just some of the of applications where ALWAYSE products are enabling better and more precise movement, improving health and safety and supporting lean manufacturing including

- Materials Handling & Logistics

- Machinery Design & OEM

- Air Cargo Handling

- Glass Handling

- Automotive

- Aerospace

- Oil & Gas

- Nuclear industries

- Healthcare

- Construction.                                                                                                                                                                            

Materials Handling & Logistics

Solutions for moving materials, equipment or goods are required in almost every industry, and Alwayse products are found wherever there is the need to keep business moving. MORE INFO    

Ball Units are also ideal for use in Lean Manufacturing when designing assembly lines and workstations.

OEM Ball Transfer Units

Machinery Design & OEM

An indispensable component for design engineers, Alwayse products are popular where loads and moving machinery parts require instant 3600 direction changes and zero offset. MORE INFO

Air Cargo Handling

Alwayse Ball Transfer Units can be found in cargo facilities around the world. Fitted in ball decks and dollies, our units allow for the smooth and easy manual movement of ULDs and heavy cargo. MORE INFO

Glass Handling Ball Castors

Glass Handling

Our range of specialist Float-On castors and nylon/phenolic Ball Transfer Units are ideal for glass processing and handling other delicate sheet materials. MORE INFO


From Formula 1 to passenger cars our Ball Transfer Units have provided solutions to pit crews, test engineers and on assembly lines. MORE INFO                                                                                                                                              

Aircraft structural assembly


With our wide range of ball units and bespoke design options, Alwayse provide products for diverse aerospace projects. Applications include structural assembly, and aircraft wing handling and alignment. MORE INFO                                                                                               

Oil & Gas

The robust design of Alwayse Ball Transfer Units has ensured our products can be found across a wide range of heavy duty applications in the oil and gas industry. MORE INFO                                                                                                                                                                            

Nuclear power station


Manufactured to the highest quality standards, Alwayse units are trusted by the nuclear industry for on-site transportation of materials. MORE INFO                                                                                           

Medical imaging scanner

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Ball units with a polymer body and/or nylon balls are ideal for applications requiring hygienic or non-metallic components. Often found in clean rooms and medical imaging equipment. MORE INFO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Ball Transfer Unit under bridge

Construction & Civil Engineering

High performance units from Alwayse are relied upon to perform a range of functions, for example in bridge building and the movement of modules in off-site construction. MORE INFO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Quality Testing

Quality Testing

ALWAYSE Engineering is quality registered to ISO 9001 and has a rigorous policy of testing, utilising our specially designed test equipment.

Case Studies

Case Studies

ALWAYSE Ball Units are used in many different industries. Take a look at some recent applications.



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What is the Ball Unit Identifier?

The Alwayse Ball Unit Identifier allows you quickly identify suitable units based on 2 key criteria. By choosing from the options listed you will be given a variety of ball transfer products which meet your needs.

If you know the Alwayse part number enter it and you will be taken directly to the appropriate information. You can also enter other companies’ part numbers to find the Alwayse equivalent.

Fixing Method

Choose the appropriate fixing for your application if known.

Load Capacity

Choose the maximum load capacity required. Please note that these are for a load up orientation. For load down or other orientations please note that the maximum load capacity may be reduced.

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