Powered Roller Conveyors for Air Cargo Facilities and Industrial Applications

By: Mcgrath Industries  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Air Freight, Air Cargo, Roller Conveyors

McGrath Industries produces

Powered Roller Conveyors

for ULD storage and transfer within larger air cargo facilities. We utilise either our industry standard

GI Conveyor

or our proprietary

GII Conveyor

depending on the task.

In storage applications utilising a


as prime mover, a GI Conveyor can be traction driven in tandem with the vehicle's Cargo Deck, as it delivers or retrieves the ULD from the storage position.

In transfer applications, the GI Conveyors are self propelled. Longer conveyors capable of holding several ULDs are usually configured with automated accumulation to maximise in-line storage capacity.

Our GII Conveyor has advantages for low profile applications such as floor level Workstation spurs used to load or breakdown ULDs. Other machinery with compact and low profile characteristics often utilise powered GII rollers. The GII roller is also the basis of our

solutions for general air freight facilities.

Keywords: Air Cargo, Air Freight, Powered Roller, Roller Conveyors, Storage Applications,

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