Plastic Chain Conveyors offer low profile idler option.

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Available on Designer System® conveyors, Low Profile Idler Assembly features nose diameter of 3½ in., eliminating need for transfer devices at conveyor infeed/discharge interfaces in many cases. Product as small as 4 in. can be transferred without stalling and without use of transfer bridge. Single-bolt removal capability of Idler Wearstrip facilitates maintenance. In conjunction with Intermediate Drive Unit, idler may be used at both ends of conveyor.

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SpanTech Introduces The New Low Profile Idler Assembly

GLASGOW, KY: SpanTech LLC in Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, has introduced the Low Profile Idler Assembly as a valuable and versatile new option in our Designer System® family of conveyor solutions. The slim design of the Low Profile Idler, with a nose diameter of only 3-1/2 inches, in many cases can eliminate the need for transfer devices at conveyor infeed/discharge interfaces. Product as small as 4 inches can be transferred without stalling and without the use of a transfer bridge. The small profile height also allows the clearances required for stacked conveyors to be reduced. Existing conveyors can be retrofitted with the Low Profile Idler as a direct replacement for the previous equipment. Maintenance is simplified, thanks to the single-bolt removal capability of the Idler Wearstrip ("Horseshoe"). And in conjunction with the SpanTech Intermediate Drive Unit, Low Profile Idlers may be used at both ends of the conveyor.

SpanTech, LLC, founded in 1978 by James L. "Bud" Layne, is the major player in the United States for plastic conveyor systems. SpanTech® manufactures the Designer System®, SpanTech's proprietary custom design conveyor line, and the WhisperTrax® Modular Flexible Conveyor line. Designer System® conveyors are USDA approved and BISSC certified. Many of SpanTech's conveyors have run for many years with little or no maintenance, creating much repeat business from the company's customers. SpanTech Designer System® conveyors are presently in use around the world. Large portions of original chain are still running on conveyors that have operated six days a week for years, even in areas with high levels of contaminants.

For further information, please contact:
Sheila Steenbergen
SpanTech, LLC
1115 Cleveland Avenue
Glasgow, Kentucky 42141
Telephone: (270) 651-9166
Fax: (270) 651-5788

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