has the inside edge when it comes to progressive assembly workstations.
Whether your ball transfer application requires the basic workbench,
(left) or a more sophisticated in-line modular interconnecting
system, (right) or a pop-up ball and pad drop-in strip, (lower
left) which inserts into a gravity roller or power conveyor line,
WSI offers the right application to fit your specific needs.
designing your ball transfer layout, your imagination is your
only limitation, (bottom of page). WSI can assist in laying out
the best workstation cell to suit your specific application and
Ball Transfer stations are designed with ergonomics, safety and
productive values as the prevailing factors. Ergonomic value is
appreciated when designing the work surface layout to best fit
the operator and the task. Radius cutout work surfaces can help
minimize excessive reaching with the workstation, thus increasing
productivity by reducing body fatigue and back injuries.
ball (Left) has a load bearing capacity of 16 lbs. static weight.
This is governed by the type of material used on the pallet. Soft
plywood pallet, less weight per ball, hard plastic cafeteria style
pallet more weight per ball. For normal electronic applications
with weight loads under 100 lbs + can be achieved by using a dense
ball pattern, 3" - 4" spacing in between balls.
any type of conveyor and/or flow-rack into the ball transfer workstation
is not a problem. Just give us the layout, and your wish list,
and let us do the rest.
offers several different types of ball transfers (Left) to help
Pop Up Balls are positioned typically in the center of the workbench
where the product will be worked on. Lower the balls and the
product is held steady on the flat work surface so it can be
worked on. Raise the balls and either rotate the product or
pass the product on.
Balls are positioned either left or right of the pop up balls.
This allows the product to be transferred from one station to
another or to be rotated and put back on or off the roller conveyor.
Depending on the application, guards may be required.
Up Pads are integrated into the pattern of either the pop up
balls or the fixed balls. This holds the product in the upward
position allowing the operator to work on the product. Lower
the pads and either rotate or pass the product on. The pop up
pads are slightly higher than both the pop up and fixed balls.
are used to transport the product to the next station as would
a gravity feed roller conveyor. The rollers are bi-directional,
the pop up or fixed balls are rotational and will require side
guards for transporting product. Rollers do not require side
Wolfco Associates at 714-377-9739 to get the ball rolling!
Ball transfer station