Ancra adds to Retract-A-Roll product category

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Updated Apr 30, 2018

Ancra International has added to its diverse lineup of Retract-A-Roll systems.

Ancra says the Retract-A-Roll 4 is the latest state-of-the-art pneumatic roller track system bringing aircraft technology to commercial trailers. The Retract-A-Roll 4 is easy to operate and even easier to maintain. With the improved design, loading and unloading is quicker, Ancra says, drastically reducing material handling time.

The biggest advantage of Retract-A-Roll 4 is the heavy-duty top plate featuring a dual skate wheel design, Ancra says. Hi-strength, 11-gauge stamped, interlocking steel top plates have a galvanized finish to fight corrosion and are easy to remove for maintenance, only being held in place with two screws. Ancra says only 40 total screws are needed in a standard 5-lane system compared to 220 screws required in other systems. This 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 company says.

Ancra adds its pneumatic roller track systems are powered by the pneumatics off a trucks existing air supply, built to take abuse of forklifts and instantly convert back to a smooth floored trailer for general freight operations. In addition, Ancra’s Retract-A-Roll systems are manufactured with safety interlock. Should the operator fail to lower the roller system, the company says 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. Additionally, the controls for Retract-A-Roll are centrally located in an easy to access weatherproof container, making operation easy, safe, and reliable.

Ancra’s Retract-A-Roll systems are designed with flexibility in mind and can be retrofitted in virtually any trailer, even used trailers. Thus, breathing new life into an existing piece of equipment, making it nearly as efficient as a trailer straight off the production line.

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