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Low noise conveyor system with fast assembly
3rd Quarter 2014, Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Future-proof production, assembly and packaging lines must be able to deal with smaller batches, more frequent product changes and a large number of product variants. Chain conveyor systems used in production therefore have to be easy to configure and assemble, with fast response times and shortened time-to-market in order to provide a competitive edge for machine manufacturers and users. In addition, low noise operation is crucial for this type of system. Bosch Rexroth’s new VarioFlow Plus chain conveyor system fulfils all of these requirements, supporting both manufacturers and users.

VarioFlow Plus is ideal for achieving a fast time-to-market, as with this chain conveyor system users can easily configure individual, space-saving solutions for versatile, complex transportation tasks, even for particularly difficult environments. A number of standardised modules covering differing application requirements are also available with maximum interchangeability and modularity. To simplify selection and correct combination of the modules, Bosch Rexroth offers MTpro planning software with Layout Designer.

Conveyors and even complex multi-conveyor and workstation systems can be designed, components selected and the results output to CAD with this system. Even more valuable time can be saved during commissioning as the innovative drive solution provides a great degree of planning freedom and the motor mounting position can be chosen on-site. This reduces the selection of drive variants to a minimum.

With its low noise operation, the new chain conveyor system greatly reduces noise and thus improves working conditions. Bosch Rexroth achieves this level of smooth operation through optimised sliding characteristics and the use of slide rails with lateral mounting. At the same time, this ensures low wear and fast, reliable assembly.

The Bosch Rexroth VarioFlow Plus chain conveyor system consists of components that can be used universally for all system widths, including the new track width of 120 mm. This reduces the need for spare parts for users. The stable chain permits tensile forces of up to 1250 Newtons. The chain surface is nearly closed, allowing even the smallest of parts to be transported safely and reliably.

The system offers individual conveyor layouts and comes in six sizes and two material options: a basic aluminium version and a stainless steel version for higher hygiene demands, for example in the food industry, where Bosch Rexroth uses components made of FDA-compliant materials. Alternatively Bosch Rexroth offers a work piece pallet system suitable for transporting work piece pallets in the automotive and electronic industries.

For more information contact Greg Calder, Tectra Automation, +27 (0)11 971 9400, greg.calder@tectra.co.za, www.tectra.co.za


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Tel: +27 11 971 9400
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