PLE01 - Sheet Metal Loading Trolley

We designed and manufactured this system to transport 3,000 kg of steel sheet into a laser machine.

The trolley is designed to allow a forklift truck to load 3 x 1.5 meter sheets into the unit. The trolley unit then runs up and down the 3-4 meter floor mounted rail system. The rails have sensors mounted close to the ends of the rails to stop the trolley in the right position. The power to the trolley is delivered via an energy chain mounted on the floor. The unit is powered by a 3-phase electric motor driving 2 gearboxes. It is designed with a pedestal control point that will contain all the control equipment. The system is automated with a manual over-ride system.

Sheet Metal Loading Trolley

We build very robust systems that last a long time, this system was built to be maintenance free. We manufacture a number of units that use similar control systems. We recently supplied a number of 4 meter long hydraulic lift trolleys to move 4,000 kg aircraft parts.

Technical Specifications

  • Steel construction
  • Grit blasted and powder coated finish
  • 415v 3 phase electric drive motor
  • 2 x worm drive gearboxes
  • Connection shaft with flexible couplings
  • 4 rail drive wheels
  • Energy chain to suit travel
  • Surface mounted rail system
  • Limit switch mounts
  • Pedestal control point