Hilman Load Rollers/Skates: Get Rockets Ready to Roll
Hilman Rollers are an integral part of the rocket launch mission, adding safety and efficiency to critical load movements. Final assembly and fitting-up of the rocket occurs in a “S.C.A.T.” building, some distance away from the launch tower site.
When the rocket assembly is complete, the entire “S.C.A.T.” building rolls to the launch tower on 60-OT Hilman Rollers equipped with Accu-Roll Guidance Systems “R” and “U”. A pair of parallel I-beams provides a smooth, level rolling surface for the rollers, while the Accu-Roll Guidance System “U” located on the underside of the I-beam flanges prevent uplift.
Once in position at the launch site, a special “Break-Over Fixture”, equipped with a combination of 20 and 50-OT tonne capacity Hilman Modified Rollers raises the rocket into its vertical launch position. The launch tower itself is equipped with both 200 and 500-OT style rollers with radiused keyway chains utilizing Accu-Roll Guidance Systems “R” and “U” to allow the entire tower to roll in a fixed radius on matching I-beams.