A new line of “Euro” ball transfer units available from SKF Motion Technologies features spring clips integrated into their design to enable quick installation on floors or other surfaces. The integral clips eliminate any need for fasteners, loose clips, or “fixing” holes and minimize installation time and effort.
Ball transfers consist of large load-bearing balls, which sit upon many small balls encapsulated in a hemispherical cup. The load-bearing ball easily rotates in any direction upon contact allowing products, boxes, components, or other items to be moved along with minimal effort. Units offer practical and durable alternatives to carts and wheel casters.
The unique integral spring clips in the new “Euro” ball transfer units have three prongs that provide a secure fit when positioned in designated location holes. Material up to 3mm thickness can be used for a snap-fit and thicker material will achieve an interference fit. Clips are zinc-plated carbon steel.
These new “Euro” ball transfers are offered in 22mm ball diameter sizes with a load rating of 160kg (352 lbs.) per ball. Available ball materials include carbon steel, stainless, or nylon. Unit housings can be zinc-plated steel or stainless.
All ball transfers in the “Euro” family of products incorporate an “exit hole” to allow dirt and debris to escape, which helps reduce contaminants and extend service life. Units can be equipped with felt or plastic seals.
Contact Kody T. Fedorcha, SKF Motion Technologies, 1530 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA 18017-2266 USA. Phones: 800-541-3624 (toll-free) or 610-861-3712. Fax: 610-861-3737. Web site: www.linearmotion.skf.com