STAR transfer cars - used to move kiln cars from one track to another - are rugged, reliable and simple. All STAR transfer cars are custom designed for specific applications and can be automatic, operator-controlled, or both. STAR builds transfer cars to handle kiln cars weighing up to 120 tons.
Transfer cars for heavy duty (brick plant and similar) applications are typically equipped with hydraulic push-pull transfer-mounted car movers, hydraulic v-locks, hydraulic winches, and electro- mechanical gearmotor/adjustable frequency propel drive.
Lighter duty transfer cars (for sanitary-ware and similar applications) are often equipped with electro-mechanical gearmotor chain-driven transfer- mounted car movers, electro-mechanical (linear actuator style) v-locks, and electro-mechanical gearmotor/adjustable frequency propel drive.
Typical STAR transfer car features can include: