New Plastic Conveyor Chains from Iwis for Beverage and Packaging Industries

Munich, Germany, May 2009. At this year's Hannover Fair, Iwis has presented a new range of chains for the beverage and packaging industries. Sold under the Flexon brand label, the newly developed Flat Top chains and Modular Belts can be used for conveying almost all types of piece goods and are particularly well suited for use in the beverage and packaging industries. With its new plastic chains, Munich-based precision chain systems manufacturer Iwis now offers a comprehensive range of chains for all drive and conveying applications.

Flexon Flat Top chains are available in various plastic and stainless steel versions that cover a wide range of customer requirements. Their physical dimensions, mechanical properties and materials fully meet the applicable market standards. The new Flexon range of Modular Belts is also available in various plastic versions in both metric and inch widths. Flat Top chains and Modular Belts are typically used for conveying glass and plastic bottles, cans, cases, barrels and cartons in bottling and packaging plants, transporting of foodstuffs in the food and beverage industry, and transporting light- to medium-weight goods in many other sectors.

"A few customers have already successfully taken the new Flexon Flat Top chains and Modular Belts into operation", explains Dr. Frank Mitzschke, design and development project manager at Iwis. "The new product range is the pinnacle of 90 years' experience in developing roller chains. With these new products we now cover all conceivable drive and conveyor chain applications."

In addition to the Flexon plastic chains the Iwis Group's product range comprises timing drive systems, precision and high-performance roller chains, conveyor chains, maintenance-free and corrosion-resistant chains, power and free conveyor chains, special-purpose conveyor chains, chains for agricultural machinery as well as chain wheels and accessories. Sold under the Iwis and Elite brands, these products are used for material handling and conveying tasks in mechanical and plant construction, the packaging, printing, food and beverage industries and in many other industrial applications.


Iwis' range of Flexon piece goods conveyor chains (from left to right): Plate Top chain, stainless steel Flat Top chain, Plate Top chain, plastic conveyor chain, Plate Top chain, stainless steel Flat Top chain, plastic Flat Top chain.

Company information:

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Iwis group is a leading manufacturer of precision chain systems for power transmission and product conveying applications.

The Iwis Group comprises three divisions:

o Iwis Motorsysteme GmbH & Co KG provides engine timing drives for the automotive industry.

o Iwis Antriebssysteme GmbH & Co KG supplies a wide range of precision roller and conveyor chains for industrial applications, including machine and plant construction, material handling systems, the packaging, printing and food industries and other applications.

o Iwis Antriebssysteme GmbH, formerly known as Flexon GmbH, specialises in roller, flyer and special-purpose chains as well as chains for agricultural machinery and accessories.

Still run as a family business, now in its fourth generation, Iwis today employs about 1,100 people at its three production sites in Munich, Strakonice in the Czech Republic and the Bavarian town of Landsberg am Lech. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Switzerland and further sites in France, the USA, Brazil and China, the Iwis group has a global presence, supplying customers and partners in more than 45 countries.

Contact in the USA:

iwis drive systems, LLC

Building 100

8266 Zionsville Road

Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA

Tel: 317 821 3539

Fax: 317 821 3569



Contact in Germany:

iwis antriebssysteme GmbH & Co KG

Albert-Roßhaupter-Str. 53

D-81369 Munich, Germany

Tel.: +49 89 76909 1500

Fax: +49 89 76909 1229



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