Material Handling Systems 2017-12-06T09:04:11+00:00

Material Handling


The material handling systems can process sections up to 300 pounds per foot or as an alternative a heavier material handling system can be furnished to process sections up to 850 pounds per foot. The material handling system consists of roller conveyor, horizontal unloaders and cross transfer systems that are either of the lift and carry or chain driven dog design.

Ficep Corporation’s modular material handling system design permits a customer to design a system that is specifically tailored to their existing plant facility and objectives. This modular system enables us to offer a cost effective solution by employing standard building blocks in a configuration that matches a fabricator’s requirements.

Virtually every structural steel fabricating facility is different and the short and long term goals in creating an automated material handling system are varied. Ficep Corporation offers a building block system of standard material handling modules to engineer a custom solution to meet your current and long term goals. Regardless if you require the ability to process sections weighing 300 pounds per foot and less or up to 730 pounds per foot, our roller conveyors, transfer tables and unloading systems are designed to meet your task!

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The following describes the material handling modules that are part of the Ficep Corporation material handling system. Take a look are our material handling specifications.

Standard duty roller conveyor specifications


  • Roller spacing 28-1/2″
  • Roller diameter 4″
  • Roller shaft diameter 1-3/16″
  • Usable roller width 44″
  • Bearing type Flange mount
  • Conveyor chain #50
  • Capacity 300 pounds per foot

Heavy duty roller conveyor specifications


  • Roller spacing 28-1/2″
  • Roller diameter 5-1/2″
  • Roller shaft diameter 2-3/16″
  • Usable roller width 44″
  • Bearing type Flange mount
  • Conveyor chain #80
  • Capacity 730 pounds per foot

Lift and carry transfer table specifications


  • Lifting capacity per stand 10,000 or 5,000 pounds
  • Cart wheel diameter 10,000 or 5,000 pounds
  • Transfer speed 10,000 or 5,000 pounds