Rhodes High Line
Dripless. Unique enclosed track is open only on the top. Oil and
dirt are prevented from falling onto value-added parts being
conveyed. The cost of rejected parts and rework/repair of damaged
finish is minimized.
Simple. Conveyor components are comprised of basic and durable parts
which are accessible and readily available for service. The system
is robust with a minimum of downtime. Interruptions to production
Easy Installation. Components are factory pre-assembled to minimize
installation time. Bolt-together assembly in the field helps speed
installation time and keeps costs low. Pre-engineered, bolt-together
support stands are provided. This eliminates the need to weld
supports to building structural components.
Power & Control. Flexible manufacturing features allow the system's
operation to be tailored to your unique processing needs:
Stop Stations. Stops can be set up in areas where more processing
time is needed. Parts can rotate in stop stations. This can
to higher quality production results and lower cost in related
processing equipment like paint applicator automation. While parts
are stopped at the stop stations, the remainder of the line can
continue to operate normally.
Carrier Accumulation. Load bars can rotate into 'close pack'
position. By moving closer together, products can save floor space
in key areas of the plant like flash tunnels, ovens and cool-down
zones. This saves cost in capital expense of these system
Carrier-on-Call. Carriers can be queued at critical operation
This means a variable-time stop station can be created by queuing
parts ahead of and behind the stop. Complex parts can be processed
for longer times, and simple parts can be quickly processed and
released early. This provides the ultimate in production system
The Rhodes system is controlled. Machine Interface (HMI) provides a
dynamic graphics display driven by real-time data. The control
system provides information on usage of the system over time and the
status of system components, updated continuously. With the optional
modem hookup, real-time production data can be accessed from
anywhere in the world. The control system provides a
responsive manufacturing model that enables the use of production
assets to be optimized.
Heavy Capacity. The sturdy construction of the High Line conveyor
enables you to support a heavy payload. Up to 1000 pounds can be
supported by a single load bar, properly spaced. This provided
flexibility in the production process by allowing for a wide mix of
parts to be run on the line.
Turns. Short., 2-foot radius turns save space on the plant floor.
The system footprint is kept as compact as possible, freeing up
space for other plant operations.
Elevation Change. Conveyor height can be changed to accommodate work
station needs. Different work stations may require different work
heights for varying processing needs. Productivity of the conveyor
line is optimized.
Switching. Carriers can be switched to alternate conveyor track
routes. By diverting carriers to different stations, production
flexibility is enhanced.
Rhodes Special Features
The different ways are systems can operate is why Rhodes is unique.
all three systems function similarly, we will use the Rhodes Towline
Conveyor System for our discussion.
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Highline Close Pack
Highline Auto Rotate in Finish Booth
Highline Carrier Open Spacing
Highline Closepack thru Oven
Highline Load Bar Auto Rotation
Highline Load Bar View
Highline Load Bar
Highline Manual Carrier Rotation
Highline Open Spacing
Highline Overview with Drive Unit
Highline Zero Pressure Accumulation