Flat Top Chain Magnetic Curves help convey products smoothly.
July 23, 2012 -
Flexon magnetic curves are plastic single- or multi-track guides that hold flat top chains while flexing around radius by acting upon chain pins with magnets placed around bend. Alignment of magnetic fluxes throughout tracks results in near pulsation-free running, reducing tension and noise in conveying products for beverage, food, and packaging industries. Offered in all standard sizes and for all usual flat top chains, radii, and angles, curves can also be manufactured to specification.
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iwis drive systems, LLC
Building 100, 8266 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46268
New Development! Magnetic Curves for Flat Top Chains Help to Convey Products More Smoothly
Indianapolis. Chain manufacturers iwis drives systems present their newly developed magnetic curves for flat top chains. These new magnetic curves will be marketed under iwis' Flexon brand. They feature almost pulsation free running as a result of uniformly aligned magnetic fluxes throughout all tracks, thus conveying products for the Beverage, Food and Packaging industries with exceptionally low tensions and reduced noise.
Magnetic curves are plastic single or multi-track guides for flat top chains which hold the chain in the curves whilst flexing around a radius by acting upon the chain pins with a series of magnets placed around the bend. When the pins transfer from one magnetic field to the next, the holding force is reduced and then increased again causing a slip stick effect. These vibrations can then be transferred to the goods that are being transported, and in the worst case may even result in the goods tipping over.
With the new Flexon magnetic curves, the slip stick effect has been reduced to practically zero by optimising the arrangement of the magnets, adapting the magnetic field strength and increasing the size of the magnetic fields themselves. This enables products to be transported smoothly, with minimal jerking and much lower noise.
iwis has succeeded in reducing the forces that are created in the curves by as much as 60 percent. Consequently, the new magnetic curves do not require as much driving power, and it is possible to run longer conveying systems with the same drive units, thereby saving energy and conveyor manufacturing costs. With an ingenious arrangement of magnets, configured individually for each track according to pin diameter and chain pitch, Flexon magnetic curves achieve almost identical magnetic forces in each track. The magnetic curve track systems have excellent friction characteristics, ensuring that the flat top chains undergo very low wear. Also reduced friction is one important factor - along with product stability, cleaning practices, and conveyor conditions - to achieving the desired goal of reduced lubrication or even dry running conditions.
The chain systems are made from top-quality, extremely durable materials. Flexon magnetic curve systems are offered in all standard sizes and for all usual flat top chains, radii and angles. Standard Tab and Bevel curves are also available. iwis also manufactures magnetic curves according to individual customer specifications.
The complete product range from iwis also includes precision roller chains, heavy duty roller chains, conveyor chains, maintenance-free and corrosion-resistant chains, accumulation chains, special application chains, flyer chains, flat top chains and plastic modular belts for industrial applications, agricultural machinery chains and accessories for the agricultural industry as well as timing drive chains for the automotive industry.
Visit iwis at the following trade shows:
PackExpo 2012, 28 to 31 October 2012, Chicago, USA
Brau Beviale 2012, 13 to 15 November 2012, Nürnberg, Germany
With headquarters in Munich, Germany, iwis is a leading supplier of precision chain systems for power transmission and product conveying applications. The iwis Group comprises three divisions:
- iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co KG, providing chains and engine timing drives for the automotive industry.
- iwis antriebssysteme GmbH & Co KG, supplying a wide range of precision roller and conveyor chains for industrial applications, including machine and plant engineering, material handling systems, and the packaging, printing and food industries.
- iwis antriebssysteme GmbH specialising in roller, conveyor, special-purpose and flat top chains, modular belts, chains for agricultural machinery, sprockets and accessories.
Established in 1916, iwis is a family-run business which today employs more than 1000 people. In addition to production sites in Germany (Munich, Landsberg, Wilnsdorf and Sontra) and in the Czech Republic, in China and in the USA, iwis has subsidiaries in various countries in Europe and overseas, including Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, South Africa and Switzerland. Altogether, the iwis Group has 45 business locations throughout the world.
iwis drive systems, LLC
8266 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
Tel: 317 821 3539
Fax: 317 821 3569
Postfach 11 40
82133 Olching, Germany
Tel.: +49 8142 4482301
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