Cleanliness and noise reduction are constant needs in food/beverage and packaging applications. A new flat top chain not only meets such needs, it also provides a flat transportation surface. Flexon flat top chains are available in various plastic and stainless steel versions as both linear and curved tracks. The low-contamination materials fulfill hygiene requirements. The chains have a high quality finish and flatness. Their low friction coefficients aid energy efficiency.
Depending on their application, plastic flat top chains can have certain advantages over stainless steel types. In conveying systems, for example, they generate up to 80% less noise. And the plastic elements are up to 40% lighter in weight, which boosts conveying capacity or reduces the required drive power. Because of their resistance to chemicals, they can be cleaned with agents that are either unsuitable for metal chains or would require intensive maintenance.
iwis drive systems, LLC
Filed Under: Belts + chains, Packaging, Linear motion • slides, Motion control • motor controls