Transfer balls are omni-directional load-bearing spherical balls mounted inside a restraining fixture. They are identical in principle to a ball computer mouse upside-down, or a trackball, except there is an array of them side-by-side.
Typically the design involves a single large ball supported by smaller ball bearings.They are commonly used in an inverted ball up position where objects are quickly moved across an array of units, known as a ball transfer table, a type of conveyor system. This permits manual transfer to and from machines and between different sections of another conveyor system.
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