FlexChain Conveyors

 

Aluminium conveyors are based on an anodized aluminium beam fitted with low friction slide rail which precisely guides the flexible MODU plastic chain. Tight radius wheel bends and larger radius plain bends mean products, large and small can be carried around both horizontal and vertical bends. Bends start at 150mm radius with bend angles of 30°, 45°, 90° and 180°.Attachments are added to the chain enabling products to be carried up inclines or gripped and lifted vertically. Guide rails on the sides of the conveyor make sure that the products stay on track.

 

 
 

Some of our modular options are shown below

Chain tops & Drives

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Plain Chain

High Friction Chain

Finger Gripper Chain

Box Gripper Chain

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Standard Drive Unit

Suspended Drive Unit

Combined Drive Unit

Idler End

 
 

 

 

Standard Drive Units

Pull the chain from one end of the conveyor. The chain returns on the bottom of the conveyor beam, passing through an idler end at the other end.

 

Suspended Drive Units

The motor is positioned below the drive. This kind of drive is applicable when the conveyors are placed side by side, or when feeding into a machine.

 

Combined Drive Units

Those that have a drive unit and an idler end together in one unit. This is used in areas where transfer from drive unit of one conveyor to another of the same size is required. The transfer area is provided with steel plate, gravity transfer rollers or powered transfer rollers depending on product type and length.

 

Idler End

Use to change the direction of the chain with minimum amount of friction. It is positioned at one end of the conveyor.

 

Intermediate Drive Units

Located at an intermediate point of the conveyor, having an idler end at both ends of the conveyor.

 

Catenary Drive Units

Used in applications where chain running on the bottom track is either not desired or not possible. e.g.: closed loop conveyor.

 

Bends

   
 

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Vertical Bend

 

 

Horizontal Wheel Bend

The bend force is taken by the free running wheel of a horizontal wheel bend. The smallest radius and the lowest friction is also achieved.

 

Horizontal Plain Bend 

For a larger radius a horizontal plain bend is used.

 

Vertical Bend

To achieve a change of direction vertically for inclines and declines.

 

Guides

   

 

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Supports

   
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Type 1 Single leg stand

Type 2 Twin leg stand

Type 3 Hanging support