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Power & Free I Beam

Art Rhodes

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Power & Free I Beam

The industry standard for heavier overhead conveyance applications. Typical configurations include: 3″, 4″ and 6″ I-beam, with load capacities up to 6,800 lbs per load bar. The track sections are designed utilizing 3″, 4″, or 6″ I-Beam over two special extruded channels joined together with steel yokes, creating a heavy duty construction aimed for long life and minimal maintenance and repairs

Monorail Enclosed Track

Art Rhodes

Monorail Enclosed Track

The Monorail Enclosed Track is a versatile overhead designed to satisfy the requirements of manufacturing and finishing operations where light loads are handled. There are no exposed moving parts, making this overhead conveyor system, exceptional for product finishing and powder coating applications. This configuration avoids corrosion, damage and wear found in traditional systems.

Rhodes Highline

Art Rhodes

Rhodes Highline


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 are minimized.

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 contribute
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 components.

Carrier-on-Call. Carriers can be queued at critical operation points.
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 flexibility.

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. Since
all three systems function similarly, we will use the Rhodes Towline
Conveyor System for our discussion.

Overhead Conveyors

Art Rhodes

Rhodes Highline

The Rhodes Highline Conveyor © is a true Power & Free overhead system that takes the term versatility to a new level. This proprietary design by RSI is unlike any other Overhead conveyance system on the planet! With our new patent pending design, we have accomplished the use of “Zero-Resistance” Trolleys, that can be disengaged by operators with ease. Combining simplicity and ingenuity, we have developed the Ultimate Overhead Conveyor System.

Monorail Enclosed Track

The Monorail Enclosed Track is a versatile overhead designed to satisfy the requirements of manufacturing and finishing operations where light loads are handled. There are no exposed moving parts, making this overhead conveyor system, exceptional for product finishing and powder coating applications. This configuration avoids corrosion, damage and wear found in traditional systems.

Power & Free I Beam

The industry standard for heavier overhead conveyance applications. Typical configurations include: 3″, 4″ and 6″ I-beam, with load capacities up to 6,800 lbs per load bar. The track sections are designed utilizing 3″, 4″, or 6″ I-Beam over two special extruded channels joined together with steel yokes, creating a heavy duty construction aimed for long life and minimal maintenance and repairs

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