Ancra International has launched the Retract-A-Roll 4, the latest version of the company’s pneumatic roller track system for trailers.
The Retract-A-Roll 4 was designed to be easy to operate and even easier to maintain than pervious versions, according to Ancra. With the improved design, loading and unloading is quicker, which can reduce material handling time.
Ancra’s pneumatic roller track systems are powered by the pneumatics off of a truck’s existing air supply. The track system was designed to be durable enough to take the abuse of forklifts and convert back to a smooth floored trailer for general freight operations.
Ancra’s Retract-A-Roll systems are manufactured with safety interlock. Should the operator fail to lower the roller system, a backup safety control value automatically lowers rollers when the vehicles brakes are released, assuring the load remains secure while in transit, employees stay safe, and there is no damage to surrounding structures caused by any shift in cargo.
Retract-A-Roll 4 uses a heavy duty top plate featuring a dual skate wheel design. High-strength, 11-gauge stamped, interlocking steel top plates have a galvanized finish to fight corrosion and are designed to be simple to remove for maintenance, only being held in place with two screws.
Only 40 total screws are needed in a standard 5-lane system. The dual skate wheel design results in a smaller opening in the top plate to help prevent any debris from entering and puncturing the air bag, lowering maintenance cost and downtime.
The controls for Retract-A-Roll are centrally located in an accessible weatherproof container to make operation easy, safe, and reliable.