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The hygienic way to convey around corners whilst maintaining product orientation and spacing

Field-proven and dependable Flex-Turn® units gently convey products in process around corners while maintaining proper product alignment. They offer the tightest level transfer and smallest inside turning radius available with an open mesh belt. Smooth, non-collapsing product handling minimises potential damage to delicate products. The compact design solves tight production line space problems.

Flex-Turn® Conveyor Advantages:

  • Gentle handling minimises product damage
  • Tight transfers with adjacent conveyors and processing equipment
  • Maintains product orientation and spacing around turns
  • Unique non-collapsing tapered-pitch belt
  • Easy to use, clean, and maintain
  • Stainless steel and UHMW-PE construction
  • Height adjustable standard 870 – 1070mm
  • Swivel lockable castors are available
  • Typical belt speeds up to 11 metres per minute (at inside edge)

 

The Flex-Turn® range offers choices of size, belt width and configuration, providing a turn conveyor to suit almost every situation. Turns through 90° or 180° are standard, though other angles from 45° to 180° are available.

Our Flex-Turn conveyors are available with three different belt supports:

  • The Series 600 Flex-Turn® conveyor is an open, stainless steel framed turn conveyor with polyethylene belt supports. This open structure allows for the easy removal of debris, and facilitates washing and draining.
  • The Series 700 Flex-Turn® conveyor has a solid polyethylene top. This prevents the product from falling through, or becoming entangled with the strands of the belt.
  • The Series 800 Flex-Turn® conveyor has a solid stainless steel top, with stainless steel running rails. This option is particularly suited in some meat processing situations.

NEW! Flex-Turn Conveyor Spare Parts Kits!

Available for your Flex-Turn conveyor. For more information regarding this, contact our Technical Sales Engineers, either by telephone +44 (0) 1795 421771, or email sales@wirebelt.co.uk

With a total of thirteen different sizes of belt, left and right hand can be specified and a range of angles between 45° to 180°, there is a Flex-Turn® Conveyor for almost every application. Our standard drive motors and controllers are supplied with IP66 enclosure protection and OS2 surface protection (drive motor only) to ensure suitability for intensive wash down processes. If required, customer specified drive systems can be fitted to suit each individual application.

A variable-frequency drive (VFD) can be fitted alongside the drive motor to provide a stop/start function and speed control.  As standard, this is housed inside our Standard Conveyor Control Panel, featuring a fully stainless steel enclosure and emergency stop button.  Alternatively, an invertek E3 Optidrive controller can be supplied with plastic enclosure and no emergency stop function.

As standard, Flex-Turn® Conveyors are supplied with height adjustable footpads with fixing holes.  As an optional extra, Flex-Turn® Conveyors can be supplied with lockable, swivel castors with brakes.

Material

Conveyor frame construction from stainless steel.
Support surface is high density food grade blue polyethylene.

Available Sizes

Three Inside Radii are available, each with a selection of belt widths:

Model 616, 716 & 816 Specifications
Belt Width Inside Radius Available Angles
254 mm 406 mm 45° to 180° *
406 mm 406 mm 45° to 180° *
610 mm 406 mm 45° to 180° *
864 mm 406 mm 45° to 180° *
1092 mm 406 mm 45° to 90°
1270 mm 406 mm 45° to 90°
  • Handles loads up to 12 kg/sq. metre at belt speeds typically from 3 to 11 metres per minute at the inside radius.
  • Wire belt used is Flat-Flex® stainless steel tapered mesh approximate 10mm pitch at inside radius and up to 19mm at outside, wire diameter 1.83mm.
  • Transfer roller diameter is 38mm

 

Model 632, 732 & 832 Specifications
Belt Width Inside Radius Available Angles
381 mm 812 mm 45° to 180° *
622 mm 812 mm 45° to 180° *
864 mm 812mm 45° to 180° *

 

  • Handles loads up to 12 kg/sq metre at belt speeds typically from 3 to 11 metres per minute at the inside radius.
  • Wire belt used is Flat-Flex® stainless steel tapered mesh approximate 10 mm pitch at inside radius and up to 19 mm at outside, wire diameter 2.08 mm.
  • Transfer roller diameter is 38mm.

 

Model 680, 780 & 880 Specifications
Belt Width Inside Radius Available Angles
400 mm 800 mm 45° to 180° *
600 mm 800 mm 45° to 180° *
900 mm 800 mm 45° to 90°
1000 mm 800 mm 45° to 90°
  • Specifically designed to support smaller, delicate products.
  • Handles loads up to 9 kg/sq metre at belt speeds typically from 3 to 11 metres per minute at the inside radius.
  • Wire belt used is Flat-Flex® stainless steel tapered mesh approximate 6.5 mm pitch at inside radius and up to 10.5 mm at outside, wire diameter 1.6 mm.
  • Transfer roller diameter is 25mm

NEW! Flex-Turn Conveyor Spare Parts Kits!

Available for your Flex-Turn conveyor. For more information regarding this, contact our Technical Sales Engineers, either by telephone +44 (0) 1795 421771, or email sales@wirebelt.co.uk

* Contact our technical sales for any application with a turn angle larger than 90°

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Pharmaceutical Application

Summary

The end user works within the Pharmaceutical industry to supply vaccines of various different specifications. The requirement arose for a set of custom Flex-Turn® Conveyors and Flat-Flex® Conveyor belts for purpose-built sterilisation rooms.

Issue to be resolved

Inside the sterilisation room, electron-beam radiation and hydrogen peroxide are regularly used to clean the environment and product passing through. Therefore, any solution offered must be resistant to corrosion, or inert, but must also suit the restraints required by the Pharmaceutical industry.

Action Taken

The Wire Belt Technical Sales team consulted with and worked in partnership with the customer to alter the base design of a Model 316-254 Flex-Turn® top assembly, allowing for a change in materials and component design. Numerous trials were performed to test the suitability of the newly selected materials and the design of new running gear within the conveyor circuit.

Results

The customer has now purchased over 50 units which have been implemented across multiple different sterilisation rooms throughout the Pharmaceutical industry, which are still running to this day as emphasised by regular spares orders.

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