21 June 2021
Sign up to our newsletterWant more news like this? Sign up to our newsletter.

New Elesa ball transfer units, roller tracks and conveyor balls

Elesa has added three new products to its range of ball transfer units (otherwise known as roller tracks or conveyor balls). The new UTB units, which come in white acetal-based technopolymer with white polymer or stainless steel roller balls, are joined by ESD (electrostatic discharge) conductive units and UTR roller transfer units for especially delicate surfaces such as glass and ceramic.

Ball transfer units greatly aid the movement of flat sheet materials, for example steel, wood, plastics and similar. They are used for material feed to workstations, movement on transfer lines between workstations or assembly lines, also for moving of components, assemblies and finished packages. They are installed in factories, warehouses, loading areas and receiving stations for onward movement in a simple, quick and easy fashion, generally under gravity or manual feed. Normally they are installed with the ball upwards but can also be used inverted as very low profile castors.

UTB series ball transfer units are said to be particularly suitable for applications on transfer and conveyor lines or end of production lines. They are claimed to offer smooth linear and rotational movement with maximum cleanliness as they do not require lubrication with oils and greases. The UTB technopolymer ball option lends itself to handling loads with delicate surfaces while the stainless steel ball version is excellent for handling loads with sharp or angular surfaces. Furthermore, since these are corrosion-resistant materials, it is possible to wash them if required.

New ESD conductive units feature a special electro-conductive technopolymer body, in black with volume resistivity <10 5 Ω cm, to DIN IEC 93, and surface resistivity <10 5 Ω, to DIN 53482. The main ball is in stainless steel with internal support and transfer balls also in stainless steel. The mix of these materials prevents the accumulation of electrostatic charges so that UTB-SST-ESD ball transfer units are suitable for applications in ESD protected areas, especially for assembly of delicate electronic devices or in potentially hazardous environments.

Finally, Elesa UTR roller transfer units facilitate both linear and rotary movement with a soft technopolymer roller. They are suitable for handling loads with particularly delicate surfaces such as glass and ceramic, and may also be washed frequently.

FAST magazine

Related Companies

Elesa (UK) Ltd

Similar Articles

IP65/66 wing knobs

Compact stainless steel wing knobs are now available ex-stock from the FDB Online store. These locks and latches to IP65 and IP66 are excellent for door security where space is ...

New aluminium hand knob range

WDS Components has released a new range of aluminium hand knobs in mushroom, lobe and star designs.

New lanyard-secured hand knobs

WDS Components has released a new range of hand knobs with loss protection, designed to increase machine protection, speed up maintenance and meet EU machinery directives.

Consider ceramic pins -norelem

Abrasive wear can be extremely damaging – it can change the critical dimensions and tolerances of a component, cause machinery and equipment to rapidly deteriorate in performance, ...

Getting a grip

Health and safety in manufacturing and engineering is the sum of all parts, no matter how big or small. Even the most unnoticeable components, like grips, handles and knobs, must ...

Nicely handled

Engineering components manufacturer WDS Component Parts has expanded its range of detent pins by developing a range of knobs that aid handling, particularly in adverse conditions.

Coronavirus equipment hardware

EMKA offers suitable components for pandemic response equipment.


The new ONSERT® from Bollhoff allows either an internal or external threaded stud to be permanently and securely affixed to panels and other smooth surfaces. The product has been ...

Quality is everything

Quality processes haven’t always been the number one priority within the fasteners and fixings distribution market. Despite this, TFC have bucked the trend and made it their goal ...