Gentle-handling conveyor for fragile foods

Flexicon has unvBB-0662_Y-1086_TCC_PR_BRN_HIeiled its new Flexi-disc line of tubular cable conveyors, designed for the gentle transfer of friable food products.

The conveyor moves material using high-strength polymer discs – affixed to a stainless steel or galvanised cable – that slide within smooth stainless steel tubing, moving fragile food products gently, quietly and dust-free, horizontally, vertically or at any angle, through small holes in walls or ceilings. The system can have single or multiple inlets and outlets, and convey over short distances or hundreds of metres.

Gentle handling offered by the conveyor makes it suitable for food products that are prone to breakage or degradation, including cereals, coffees, teas, dried fruits, frozen vegetables, grains, nuts, peas, pet foods, seeds, snack foods and spices.

David Gill, president of Flexicon, notes, “The new tubular cable conveyor complements Flexicon’s established line of flexible screw conveyors and pneumatic conveying systems, allowing us to now convey virtually any bulk solid material in the most efficient manner possible. Flexicon has engineered and thoroughly tested the new conveyor over several years to significantly advance the technology and performance associated with this conveying method.”

Modular system components in 304 or 316 stainless steel include tubing, drive wheel housings, tension wheel housings, metered and non-metered inlets, and discharges with and without valves, as well as accessories for wet or dry cleaning, including CIP sanitising.

Available in unlimited configurations, the conveyor is offered as a standalone system, or fully integrated with upstream and downstream equipment.

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