Side Fork Truck Entries may also be provided in fixed conveyor as fork slots similar to those in the unit shown. These slots are provided as inverted channels which take up the space of 3 rollers and are welded into the conveyor frame. Two slots are provided and spaced according to customer requirements. It is recommended that a mating Fork Truck Guard be used along side the conveyor with cutouts to match the slots in the conveyor. These units are typically used where fork truck interface is required with the conveyors for the purpose of placing loads on the conveyor or removing loads from the conveyor.
The Fork Truck Entry Device (FTE) is typically provided as a stand alone unit fabricated of 3/8″ plate steel with 3 lanes (fingers) of nonpowered rollers. The units may be provided with or without the side entry slots as shown here. The fingers may be provided with a flat plate Joining them as shown or as stand alone items. Each unit is provided with anchor holes for mounting to the floor. But it is also recommended that these units be fixed in place by embeding a 6″ I-beam in the floor near the front edge of the bottom plate, and welding the front edge to the I-beam.