Made in the UK | Est. 1939

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BALL UNIT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

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What is a Ball Transfer Unit?

Alwayse Ball Transfer Units are a multidirectional, material handling system manufactured from high quality materials in our Birmingham factory.

They consist of a large load-bearing ball which sits upon many small balls encapsulated in a hemi-spherical cup. The housing can contain a seal to clean the load ball as it rotates. The design greatly reduces friction and allows heavy loads to be moved with a minimum of effort.

Ball units may be used in any orientation but deviation from Load Ball Up may result in a reduction in the stated load ratings.

Ball Units Knowledge Base

What is a Ball Transfer Unit? Alwayse Ball Transfer Units are a multidirectional, material handling system manufactured from high quality materials. A Ball Unit (Ball Roller) consists of a large load-bearing ball which sits upon many small balls encapsulated in a hemi-spherical cup. The housing can contain a seal to clean the load ball as it rotates. The design greatly reduces friction and allows heavy loads to be moved with a minimum of effort. Our ball transfer units may be used in any orientation but deviation from Load Ball Up may result in a reduction in the stated load ratings. Ball Transfer Units can be supplied in a range of materials. Standard materials for the unit body are Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel, while options for the ball bearings are Carbon or Stainless Steel, or Nylon. Bespoke materials are also available on request. Ball Transfer Units can be fitted using a variety of fixing methods, including Flange, Base, Thread, Hole and Clamp fixings. Load capacities for Ball Transfer Units can vary from one or two kilograms up to 10 tonnes per ball unit. Spacing of units (pitch) is calculated by dividing the narrowest dimension of the article by 3.5, this ensures that 3 transfer units are supporting the load at any given time.

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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.

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