Pallet monorail systems are one of the fastest and most efficient ways to transport pallet loads throughout a facility. With a lower investment cost for high throughput applications, this track and trolley solution provides an alternative solution to roller conveyor systems.
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A monorail system, in general, could be used within any system that features:
This technology goes by many different names including “Electrified Floor Track System (EFTS)”, “Electrified Monorail System (EMS)”, or sometimes just “Monorail”. In the most general sense, a monorail system is comprised of two key elements:
These systems offer easy expandability to existing tracks through the addition of more trolleys to support increased throughput needs. This can help minimize the initial capital for the project.
Hanging monorails are the most common type. This type might also be referred to as “Overhead Electrified Monorail”. Floor conditions could be a key factor driving towards hanging monorail, in case the quality of the floor is poor, there are inclines and declines, or areas that require frequent cleaning.
Inverted monorails have the track system directly mounted on the floor. These are more easily implemented, as they don’t require a structural framework for mounting the track overhead.
Transporting palletized products throughout a warehouse or distribution center comes with several challenges:
In order to maximize your operations, Bastian Solutions engineers review your operations, product data and throughput needs in order to design an automation solution that delivers a fast return on investment and keeps your operations running smoothly. Some specific monorail conveyor considerations include: