Morgan’s electromechanical linear transfer system designed for hoists, cranes
Morgan’s Electrical Carbon business announces that it offers linear transfer systems for a wide range of applications, including hoists, cranes, theme park rides, and robots on automotive production lines. The electromechanical linear transfer systems enable the transfer of current from a stationary source to linear moving equipment.
Rekofa-branded linear transfer systems from Morgan are used in the electrification of cranes, such as harbour cranes. Most worldwide container transport cranes run on diesel engines; by modifying these cranes so that that the diesel engine only moves the crane between lines, with the crane driven electrically within lines, the systems can be run more economically and environmentally resulting in potential cost savings for operators.
The systems offer reliable transfer of current in moving equipment without the use of cables. The contact materials and carrier systems have been designed with input from OEMs to ensure that all linear transfer systems are up-to-date with the latest market requirements and industry challenges. Comprised of metallized carbon brushes, the linear transfer systems run on a conductor rail and are protected in a fully or partially shrouded assembly. Both single carbon brushes and full system solutions are available from Morgan.
The metal carbon brushes are specially designed by Morgan’s materials scientists to create the optimum brush film, minimizing friction while maintaining excellent conductivity. Materials used are optimized for each specific application to maximize life and minimize overall operating cost.
Morgan’s application engineers work closely with customers to ensure that each linear transfer system is designed to meet application requirements and ensure maximum performance.