The Kanban principle is usually used to optimise material supply in mounting and production processes. Workpieces and assembly material are supplied to the individual process stations via flow racks with roller strips or roller conveyors. This ensures fast and efficient provision of material in accordance with production control. By avoiding unnecessary lifting tasks, there is also less strain on the employees.
Roller strips are used in flow racks or Kanban racks to ensure that the handling cases and cardboard boxes are transported safely. They are available in lengths of up to 4500 mm. The roller spacing is either 33 mm or 49.5 mm. In the case of longer roller strips or higher loads, it is advisable to place profiles underneath for support. The rollers are mounted on steel axles and are available with and without flanges.
The RBS-P 2065/2066 gravity roller conveyor is ideal for use as a roller carrier transporting material flows between picking stations. Depending on the total load and the required spacing, rollers with dimensions from 20 to 50 mm can be selected. An inclination of 1–2° usually ensures a reliable component feed. Over longer lines and steep inclines, it is possible to reach high speeds. In this case, the kinetic energy requires a damped deceleration.