Applications & Case Studies

As an incredibly versatile product, Alwayse Ball Transfer Units are used across a diverse range of applications and industries – from subsea to outer space. By offering custom design to suit customer specifications, we are constantly discovering new and exciting uses for ball transfer units.

Scroll down the page for a snapshot of applications where Alwayse products are enabling better movement, including Materials Handling & Logistics; Machinery Design; Air Cargo; Glass Handling; Automotive; Aerospace; Oil & Gas; Nuclear; Healthcare; and 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.    

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. 

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 movement of ULDs and heavy cargo. 

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. 

Automotive

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

Aircraft structural assembly

Aerospace

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.                                                                                                

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.                                                                                                                                                                             

Nuclear power station

Nuclear

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

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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

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

Catalogue

Catalogue

Our current Catalogue 14 is available as a PDF.

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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