Image

Plastic conveyor cuts noise and energy consumption

Aug. 28, 2013
The X65 conveyor from FlexLink, Allentown, Pa., uses different types of plastic chain including plain, stiff, or flexibly cleated for keeping items apart, and ones with friction strips for moving items up and down inclines. There are also several different types of drives.
Download this article in .PDF format
This file type includes high resolution graphics and schematics.

The X65 conveyor from FlexLink, Allentown, Pa., uses different types of plastic chain including plain, stiff, or flexibly cleated for keeping items apart, and ones with friction strips for moving items up and down inclines. There are also several different types of drives.

The conveyor is 65‑mm wide and up to 120-ft long, It can carry 330 lb, moving 22‑lb products horizontally and 4.4-lb products vertically, but can also carry up to 6.6 lb of products on individualized pallets measuring 100 × 128 mm. The X65 can consistently place loads within 0.3 mm of the target location.

The conveyor moves items at up to 395 fpm and the low friction cuts energy use. It also generates 80% less noise compared to current standard conveyors.

Download this article in .PDF format
This file type includes high resolution graphics and schematics.

Sponsored Recommendations

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.

MONITORING RELAYS — TYPES AND APPLICATIONS

May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Solenoid Valve Basics: What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work

May 13, 2024
A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device used to control the flow of a liquid or gas. It is comprised of two features: a solenoid and a valve. The solenoid is an electric...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!