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What is a Flex-Turn® Conveyor?
Our Flex-Turn® Conveyor is a versatile solution with many applications. The conveyor is available in angles from 45º to 180º which allows for changes in product line direction and maximising production floor space.
What are the different sizes of the Flex-Turn® Conveyors?
Wire Belt’s Flex-Turn® Conveyor range is available with three different inside radii, with 13 total belt widths encompassing both left hand and right-hand directions.
The three inside radii available are 406mm (16”), 812mm (32”) and 800mm (31.5”) which are available in belt widths ranging from 254mm (10”) up to 1270mm (50”).
We are able to offer Flex-Turn® Conveyor range in angles from 45º to 180º to meet all production line requirements.
What are the Differences between the Models?
So that Wire Belt’s Flex-Turn® Conveyor range can be used with a wide range of products, there are three different models available 600, 700 and 800 series: Models 616/716/816 and 632/732/832 have inside radii of 406mm (16”) and 812mm (32”) respectively and have larger pitch ranges on the belt to facilitate larger products.
Models 680/780/880 have an inside radius of 800mm (31.5”), having a smaller pitch range to facilitate more delicate products.
Each of the above models are available with three different conveyor tops: an open conveyor top with polyethylene support rails, a solid polyethylene top and a solid stainless steel top.
What are the advantages of Flex-Turn® Conveyors?
In order to maintain product spacing through movement, Wire Belt’s Flex-Turn® Conveyors use a conical Flex-Turn® belt. This means automated systems further in the line can keep operating without user input.
One of the benefits of the conveyor is that manufacturers can turn their production line 45, 90 or 180 degrees to save footprint space in their plant. This saves the cost of increasing production area.
The Enhanced Hygienic range, with its features such as wash through construction and self-draining surfaces makes the cleaning process simpler and quicker. This in turn reduces running costs and downtime and improves efficiency.
The different conveyor tops have different advantages. The open conveyor top allows for easy removal of debris. The solid polyethylene and stainless steel top supports allow for conveying smaller products at risk of falling through the belt. The stainless steel option is particularly suited in meat processing situations.
Where are Flex-Turn® Conveyors used?
Wire Belt’s Flex-Turn® Conveyors are used in a range of production lines. They can be used where a change in direction is necessary to continue the process of manufacturing. This could be in areas where a production line is modular and different machinery is required for different products, or where space is a premium and a production line continues in a different direction or even in the opposite direction.
Our Flex-Turn® conveyors have been used in areas where hygiene is crucially important, from food production to pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Furthermore they have been used in applications that involve freezing, cooking, breading, baking, sterilising and many more.
Contact Wire Belt today to find out more about our great Flex-Turn® conveyors.