The Many Uses Of Continuous Tracks
Continuous Tracks are used to secure in place, on either a manufacturing or assembly line. The main advantage of these types of fitting parts is that they can be designed and built to suit a particular application, and that the parts have a life expectancy of many years, before replacement. The tracks are usually of woven or slotted rubber. Normally the fitting parts for Continuous Tracks are prepared for production prior to the manufacture of the actual part. Some manufacturers will apply their own special coatings and powdercoatings to the fittings. This process gives the finished components a very high quality finish.
Normally the fitting parts for Continuous Tracks have been designed and built using low cost components, so that the components can be manufactured very cost effectively. Although this does limit the choice of components available to the customer, these parts are ideal for applications where a high level of precision is required, as they can provide a very tight tolerance to vibrations and movement. The cost effectiveness of these parts means that a manufacturer can create a large variety of tracks, depending upon the exact requirements of the application. There are several different types of Continuous Tracks available. Each of these different types can be used for a wide variety of applications.
The low cost, flexible nature of the rubber components means that the design flexibility is also a factor when considering these types of fittings. This means that manufacturers can use these components in a wide range of applications where there is considerable variability in the requirement. In addition, they can also be used in many applications where a more traditional mechanical system would be more suitable.
For example, where an increase in the size of the component or its position on the surface of the tracks would cause movement that affects the attachment of other parts to the track, the use of flexible tracks allows the designer to determine whether this movement is going to interfere with the fitting parts. If it does not, the designer can design the component so that it will not interfere. However, if movement is excessive, for example where a sharp edge on the component would cause the track to fold over on itself, then the component's flexibility gives the designer options to deal with the problem. By designing the track with a component that is not fixed to the tracks, it is possible to allow for flexing and folding, whilst ensuring the component remains firmly affixed to the tracks.
These parts are also frequently used on ramps. Ramps are used in a wide range of applications in the construction industry and so need parts that are highly versatile and reliable. Components like this are very difficult to make by hand, which is another reason why they are very popular with the construction industry. These parts come in a range of different shapes and sizes to match the specific needs of different ramp applications. FlexiRamp is one example of a ramp component that can be used in a variety of applications.
Track fitters are also very useful in manufacturing applications. In manufacturing, a roller or brush assembly is often used on a part of a product to help it fit into its correct position. This can be especially problematic when the parts are particularly large or irregular in shape. By making the roller or brush part adjustable or movable, it allows the manufacture or manufacturer of the product to make small adjustments to the design, which minimises problem areas and minimises the risk of manufacturing faults. The flexible components that these components enable can also be used for other purposes, such as making jewellery or constructing structures. The ability of the parts to be manipulated minimises the chances of them becoming faulty, which can be particularly important in the case of materials that require high precision or have delicate edges.