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Publication Date: 07/1/2011
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FlexLink Launches New Gen Conveyors
Modular stainless steel conveyor.
Goteborg, Sweden — FlexLink has launched its new generation of stainless steel conveyors, following the success with the X85 conveyors started in 2008. The new conveyor product is expected to met increased demands for production efficiency, flexibility and cleaning.

The platform of conveyors in stainless steel is available in three widths, 85, 180 and 300mm which are suited for handling products in production and packaging lines within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and healthcare industry segments. Following the previously released new generation X85 conveyors in aluminum, the designations for the new stainless steel conveyors are X85X, X180X and X300X. The capacity requirements for stainless conveyors are high: the 85mm wide version has an upper speed level of 120m/min and the wider versions can run up to 80m/min. The company has designed a robust stainless steel conveyor with a low noise level, considerably lower than industry standards.

The new stainless conveyor design is fully modular, from the individual component up to the complete conveyor. This enables easy and accurate assembly and easy modification of the conveyor configuration when there is a need to change the line layout. The new generation stainless conveyors are available in three versions: Wash down, which is the standard and easy to clean; Wipe off, the version with covered sides and no slots; and Covered return chain, which is suited for applications when the cleanliness requirements are extra high.

New robust conveyor supports and guide rail systems are being launched together with the conveyor platform. Standard drive units are IP65 class with food-grade oil.

Design efforts have been made to make the stainless conveyors easy to clean — both the exterior and the interior are designed so that pockets for dirt or water remaining after cleaning are minimized. The cast stainless steel spacers have good cleaning and drainage properties, and add to the robustness of the design as well.

According to the company, the new series of stainless steel conveyors is a major contribution toward more efficient production lines in filling and packaging lines for consumer goods. By producing a modular conveyor system that is easy to clean enhances the flexibility of installed lines.

Contact: FlexLink Systems, Inc., 6580 Snowdrift Road #200, Allentown, PA 18106 877-266-2249 or 610-973-8200 fax: 610-973-8345 Web:

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