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Powered Fork Truck Entry Station (PFTS)

This unit is used to allow a fork truck operator to deliver loads to or pick up loads from a power conveyor while maintaining load integrity. This station is also utilized when loads are delivered by pallet-sleeve forks.



This is a modular, self-contained Fork Truck Entry Station with powered rollers and pendant-switch activated Jog Forward controls, allowing easy installation into a new or existing plant layout. The standard unit is 8′ long with a 16-1/2″ wide center strand. The Over-All Width and widths of the two (2) outside strands depend upon the width of the conveyor the unit meets up with.

Standard Stations are designed for a typical 9″ wide by 6″ high x 5′ long pallet sleeve that is utilized for load retrieval and delivery.

Individual electrical control panels are provided for existing installations.

Knurled rollers provided for the powered Center-Strand aid in conveying loads.

Drive: 1 hp totally enclosed industrial rated 1750 rpm gear-motor with reversing capability. Drive package located within and under the device.


Optional Features:
  • A Positive Run Photo-eye can be included on the downstream end of the center strand.
  • An Overhead Pendant-switch can also be provided for jog forward and reverse control.
  • One end of the base plate can include a 90 degree angle to be embedded into the floor (requires saw cut or trench by customer). The 3″ x 3″ angle will be field welded to the base plate at the time of installation.
Speed: 45 or 60 fpm
Preassembly: Unit is wired at the factory.
Unit Height: 12″ TOR level.
Capacity: 5,000 lbs. maximum.
Voltage: System voltage is 230/460 volt, 3 phase, 60 hertz with 115 volt, single phase control voltage.


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