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Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials integrated with up/downstream equipment

Apr 15, 2014 | by Phil Black - Editor, PII
Category Conveyors & Conveying Systems       Hits: 3439

Flexicon is now offering its FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials, integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations and delivers it selectively to storage vessels, filling machines or other processing equipment.

Upstream equipment ranges from Inlet Hoppers and Metering Devices to Bulk Bag Dischargers, Drum/Box/Container Tippers, Bag Dump Stations, Weigh Batching/Blending Systems and Storage Vessels. Typical downstream equipment includes Bulk Bag Fillers, Drum/Box/Container Fillers, Packaging Machines and Storage Vessels.

All equipment is available to sanitary or industrial standards with manual or automated controls, and is factory-tested for seamless integration with the conveyor and the user's process, according to the company.

The FLEXI-DISC™ conveyor moves material using high-strength polymer discs in 10 cm and 15 cm diameters that are affixed to a stainless steel or galvanised cable. The discs glide within smooth stainless steel tubing, moving fragile products gently, quietly and dust-free, horizontally, vertically or at any angle, through small holes in walls or ceilings. The system can have single or multiple inlets and outlets, and convey over short distances or hundreds of metres.

Gentle handling offered by the conveyor makes it suitable for food products that are prone to breakage or degradation including: cereals, coffees, teas, dried fruits, frozen vegetables, grains, nuts, beans, peas, pet foods, seeds, snack foods and spices. Typical non-food applications include bulk chemicals, minerals, chopped fibreglass, microspheres, regrind, pellets, tobacco and other friable materials.

Modular system components of 304 or 316 stainless steel include tubing, drive wheel housings, tension wheel housings, metered and non-metered inlets, and discharges with and without valves, as well as accessories for wet or dry cleaning, including CIP sanitising.

Free testing is offered at Flexicon test laboratories on full-scale Tubular Cable Conveyors and upstream equipment that simulate customer processes.

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