SmartFlex Alpine Conveyors


The Alpine Conveyor is a compact spiral configuration commonly used as an accumulation or elevating buffer zone between machines or as a process step for cooling or drying. It can also be used for line balancing or product changeover purposes. Alpines can be configured as an elevating/ lowering system with a single or double serpentine configuration. Uses include an in-line accumulator with entry and exit at different levels, or an in-line or off-line accumulator with entry and exit at the same level.

 

Benefits of SmartFlex Alpine Conveyor:

  • Keeps a constant sequence while buffering or accumulating products
  • Uses a gentle slope while changing elevations and preventing product damage
  • Maximizes vertical space, ensures the efficient utilization of machines with different speeds, and provides storage for pucks in FlexMove pallet system applications
  • The accumulation zone is simple yet efficient and provides the possibility to continuously have bottleneck machines running
  • Reduces the effects of machinery failures. It will accumulate the products from one machine while the nest machine in the line is being repaired or adjusted
  • Option of adding more levels when additional capacity is needed

View the complete Specification Sheet here: FlexMove Alpine Conveyor Spec Sheet

Specifications:

  • Products can be round, square, oval or rectangular
  • Chain Widths: 65., 85, 105, 150 mm
  • Chain Lengths:
    • Return Chain up to 23 m (75 ft)
    • Top Running Chain up to 76 m (250 ft)
  • Basic Configurations:
    • One Direction, Return Chain: entry and exit at different levels, up to 23 m total length
    • One Direction, Top Running Chain: entry and exit at different levels, up to 30 m total length
    • Dual Direction, Single Serpentine: entry and exit at same level, up to 76 m of chain
    • Dual Direction, Double Serpentine: entry and exit at same level, up to 76 m of chain
  • Transfers:
    • Side Plow
    • X-Tranfer
    • Roller Transfer
    • Powered Transfer

Possible Applications:

  • Product buffering during machine maintenance
  • Use of vertical space when there is not enough floor space to accumulate more product
  • Product movement at different levels
  • Downstream product flow avoiding a bottleneck in your process
  • Drying, cooling & curing time
  • Product being produced needs more time for process or testing
  • Product cycling/batching or to store product while another is being dispatched
  • Reduce the forces working on a product when accumulating
  • Serves as a walk thru/line access for product to divert onto

Manuals & Literature

Engineering ManualsPagesFile Size
Smartflex Engineering Manual4810.6 MB

 

LiteraturePagesFile Size
SmartFlex Brochure61.72 MB
FlexMove Alpine Conveyor Spec Sheet103 MB