FlexLink updates conveyor to meet industry demands

By Joe Whitworth

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FlexLink's X65 conveyor
FlexLink's X65 conveyor
FlexLink has launched a conveyor platform aimed at tackling product flexibility, capacity issues and lower operating costs.

Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), sustainability and innovation have been the focus in the development of the new generation X65 conveyor, said the firm headquartered in Sweden.

Requirements on the equipment are increasing over time including additional processing, flexibility for new products, higher capacity and lower operating costs.

X65 is capable of double the speed compared to previous conveyor generations - 120 m/min and the noise level for common applications is up to 80% less than industry standards.

System design

The system, which can be up to 40 metres long, is designed for low friction and power consumption and a long service life and features new drive technology to reduce power consumption.

Dependent on the application and choice of drive unit, power consumption is 8-44% less compared to previous high efficiency drive units by FlexLink.

Göran Abbestam, product manager at FlexLink, said: “The doubled conveyor strength has a dramatic effect on the service life and maintenance intervals of systems installed. In addition, the layouts can be made simpler as fewer drives and transfers are required for a given layout due to the increased maximum conveyor length.

“To the user, this has a substantial, positive impact with less complexity and a lower cost of installation.”

End user input

The development of the X65 conveyor platform was done with input from end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet the requirements of tomorrow, while offering added value to current demand.

The X65 pallet system can handle products up to 3kg, said the firm.

“Throughout the development work, our main focus has been on reducing the total cost of ownership for the conveyor equipment, from the engineering and ramp-up to the end of the investment.

“The drastically cut power consumption and office-like noise level brings measureable value from day one,” ​he said.

“Our aim was to give our customers trouble-free operation with the X65 conveyor, and I am confident we have combined it with a high value added as well​,” concluded Abbestam.

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