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About The System

Thanks to its simplistic, modular design, Zig-Zag® Monorail track can be easily installed on manufacturing floors, in auto-body shops, in receiving areas, etc. Potential applications include:

  • Paint Finishing Systems
  • WIP Buffer Systems
  • Investment Casting
  • Progressive Assembly
  • Trash Conveyors
  • Tote Handling
  • Die Cast Rack Storage
  • Empty Carton Return
  • Plating Rack Storage
  • Sliver Can Delivery
  • Robotic Interface

The Zig-Zag® Monorail system features:

  • 75 lbs./load capacity
  • Standard drive packages up to 750 lb. chain pull
  • Vertical wheels on 6″ centers
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11 standard parts, including:

  • Straight Track, 3/16″ thick, the heaviest in the industry, stocked in 10′ lengths
  • Welding Fixtures
  • Horizontal Curves, 3/16″ thick, 90′ flame-hardened
  • Top Vertical Curves, 3/16″ thick, 90-degree, flame-hardened
  • Bottom Vertical Curves, 3/16″ thick, 90-degree, flame-hardened
  • Conveyor Chain, 6″ pitch
  • Take-Up Assembly
  • Inspection Section
  • Chain Oiler
  • Standard Drive Packages
  • Load Pendant Attachments

Engineered for Evolution

The Richards-Wilcox Zig-Zag® Monorail Enclosed Track Conveyor is engineered to evolve your factory.

Here’s how:

  • Zig-Zag® is highly adaptable. It is the only overhead chain conveyor that can be upgraded to a power and free system utilizing all existing components.
  • The enclosed track design shields products from contamination that typically falls from open-chain conveyors. This also protects the chain itself from airborne dirt, abrasives and solvents, prolonging the chain life.
  • Zig-Zag® is constructed of standard, modular components, making it easy to install, modify and maintain. This also guarantees quick access to parts through local stocking distributors.
  • At 6 inches, the Zig-Zag® chain has the shortest pitch in the industry. This allows for tighter horizontal curves and closer load pendants with less wheel loading for more product throughput. That adds up to as much as 33% more productivity.
  • The system’s standard 1′-6″ horizontal and 2′-0″ vertical curves can make tight changes in direction and elevation, freeing valuable floor space for other assembly and storage operations.
  • Zig-Zag® utilizes vertical wheels on 6″ centers, distributing the same amount of load over more wheels and reducing wear. And since the system can transport product anywhere, it minimizes product damage throughout your operation.