Flex Link Stainless Assembly Conveyors

EBS Automation utilises Flex link conveyor systems for for conveyor based special purpose machines.

A new generation stainless conveyors

  • flex link conveyorModular design
    • From components to conveyors
  • Robust design
  • Patent pending
  • Wash down, covered return chain (X85Y) and wipe off versions
  • 85, 180 and 300 mm wide
  • Speeds up to 120 m/min
  • Low noise level & high safety
  • Short delivery time

Robust design

  • robust box conectionBeam height 113 mm
  • Torsion resistant
  • Robust ‘box’ connecting brackets
    • Between conveyor sections
  • Robust ‘H’ beam spacer
    • Connecting beam halves
  • Strong connection of guide rails and supports
    • 2 point connection to beam connecting brackets
  • Smooth, trouble-free chain ride
    • Slide rail snap in location
    • Easy attachment

Materials

  • high grade stainless steelHigh grade stainless steel
    • US AISI 304, Euro Norm X 6 CrNi 18 10, German 1.4301
    • Cast brackets
    • Roller formed beam sides
  • Smooth surface
    • Ra < 0,8 µm
  • Flange screws
    • Smooth head
    • Minimum of dirt pockets

Modular Design

  • From the component
    components
  • To the conveyors
    conveyors

Clean Design

  • surface spacersRound surfaces on spacers and connecting elements
    • Efficient drainage
    • Minimum contact surface, beam to connectors and brackets
      • Distance elements, beam to bracket, 10 mm
  • No washers > flange screws
  • Open interior design

 

Efficiencyguide rails

  • Up to 120 m/min
    • High throughput
  • Smooth, safe product handling
    • High quality components
    • Tight tolerances
    • Robust and gentle guide rails for smooth and reliable guiding of product

flange screws

Conveyor beam

 

 

covered chain

 

Wash down design 85, 180, 300 mm Covered chain return design 85 mm Wipe-off design closed side faces85, 180 and 300 mm

Wash down – e.g. X85X

wash down

Covered chain return – X85Y

covered chain return

Wipe off version

wipe off version - flex link

Wash down – e.g. X180X

wash down - flex link

Drive Units

  • drive units Flex LinkThree different widths
    • 85 mm, 180 mm and 300 mm
  • Two types
    • With or without guides
  • Infeed wheel for speeds ≥ 60 m/min
  • Long service life and low noise
    • New guides for the chain return infeed
  • IP 65 w. food grade gear oil
  • IP 55 w. standard gear oil

Idler end units

  • idler end units flex link conveyorsThree different widths
    • 85 mm, 180 mm and 300 mm
  • Heavy and Compact versions
  • Low noise
  • Compact is easy to integrate
    • Same height as beam, 113 mm
  • Safe
    • Idler end covers to all variants (option)

Wheel Bends

  • wheel bends flex link85 mm width (only)
    • Same for X85X and X85Y
  • Four bend angles
    • 30, 45, 90 and 180°
  • Robust and safe
  • Clean design
  • Connecting hardware included

Plain horizontal bends

  • plain horizontal bends flex linkWidths 85 and 180 mm
    • R = 500 mm
    • R = 700 mm
  • Width 300 mm
    • R = 700 mm
  • Bend angles
    • 30, 45 and 90 degrees°
  • Connecting hardware included

Elevation

  • elevation flex linkPlain vertical bends
    • 85, 180 and 300 mm wide
  • Two elevation angles
    • 5 and 15°
  • Radius
    • 750 mm

Seamless transfer between conveyors

  • conveyorsIn-line transfer, X
  • 85 and 180 mm widths
  • Safe, no pinch points
    • Gap (6 mm) between beams

In-line transfer

  • in line transfer flex link85 and 180 mm widths
  • Safe, no pinch points
    • Gap (6 mm) between beams

Robust profile

  • H connecting bracket inside conveyor sections
    h connecting bracke inside conveyor
  • Box connecting bracket for conveyor connections
    box connecting bracket conveyor flex link

Good working environment

  • Low noise
    • 70 dBA at 80 m/min
    • Pinch point eliminations
      • Sufficient gap between chain and connected equipment

low noise flex link

Guide rail systems – safe and gentle handling

guide rail systems - conveyors flex link

Stainless guide rail brackets

  • Narrow and wide
  • Stand offs for better cleanliness
  • Three fixed positions for easy adjustment
  • Single or double guide rails

stainless guide rail brackets

Plastic guide rail brackets

plastic guide rail brackets

Guide rail designs

  • guide rail designs flex linkGuide rail bracket in stainless steel
    • Bracket for guide rail structure
    • Bracket for one or two guide rail holders
  • Guide rails
    • Three guide rail types in stainless/plastic
    • 12 mm stainless steel bar
    • 12 mm stainless steel pipe

Supports

  • stainless brackets flex linkCast stainless brackets
    • Plastic design as option
  • Designed for robustness and cleanliness
  • Feet: bipod and tripod
  • Stainless steel tube

Typical material handling solutions

  • distribution of crates and boxes flex linkTransportation
    • Machine to machine
  • Elevation
    • Vertical plain bends
    • Wedge
  • Accumulation
    • In-line accumulation
    • Dynamic line control
    • Accumulator
  • Distribution of crates and boxes
    • Static
    • Dynamic
      • DFC

A new generation stainless conveyors

  • wash down flex link conveyorsModular design
  • Robust
  • Wash down, covered return chain and wipe off versions
  • 85, 180 and 300 mm wide
  • Up to 120 m/min
  • Good working environment
    • Low noise level & high safety
  • Short delivery time
  • Easy modification of lines