Traversing carriages are used to move containers to more than one of different conveyor sections. The conveyor tracks are on the same level and run parallel to each other. Motor-wise, traversing carriages are by far more powerful than container deflectors. They can be either fully self-propelled or pulled by toothed belts.
Traversing carriage systems consist of a container conveyor on tracks that is mounted on the floor and transversely pulled to the main track by means of a toothed belt. The drive is located directly on top of the traversing carriage. A frequency-controlled drive engine directly turns the shaft. Power supply is provided via an energy chain or a conductor line. Upon request, one or two roller container conveyors are mounted on the carriage unit. Special noise-reduced wheels provide smooth running. If required, the tracks can be installed in the floor.
All pull-in points are safeguarded according to the European Machinery Directive as well as all other applicable European norms and standards.