Low-noise modular conveyor is easier to design and install

Bosch Rexroth is launching the VarioFlow Plus modular conveyor system, saying it is much quieter than alternatives and it also dramatically reduces the time required for specifying and installing production lines.

Designed to meet the demands of modern production plants, the new VarioFlow Plus modular conveyor system is fully adaptable as well as being quick and easy to install, all of which will help manufacturers accommodate the need for smaller product batches, more frequent product changes, and reduce time to market.

Multiple advantages

Utilising improved sliding characteristics and low-friction materials, the new conveyor system is believed to be the quietest on the market. In addition, fewer joints and less rolling friction in the curves minimises wear, reduces energy consumption, increases efficiency and reduces the potential for downtime.

To simplify the planning and specification of production lines, Bosch Rexroth provides MTpro planning software with Layout Designer. This enables machine builders and end-users to easily design complex multi-conveyor and workstation systems with clear component specifications in a cross-platform CAD format. MTpro provides load calculation reports of the designed conveyors and also provides anthropometric information for ergonomic consideration where there is operator interaction.

Speaking about the latest addition to the VarioFlow Plus range, Jonathan Wright, Product Manager for Conveyor Technologies at Bosch Rexroth, states: "With VarioFlow Plus we are using the latest production-line technologies and Bosch Rexroth patented solutions to create a system that is easy to install and fully adaptable for future modifications.

"By engineering Varioflow Plus to also be the quietest conveyor on the market we are aiming to improve the production environment, as well as helping manufacturers meet increasingly stringent noise level regulations."

System specifications

Rexroth's VarioFlow Plus chain conveyor consists of components that can be used universally for all system widths, including the new track width of 120mm. The stable chain permits tensile forces of up to 1250N and the near-closed chain surface enables even very small 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 an FDA-compliant stainless steel version for sectors that require high standards of hygiene, such as food processing.

Pallet transfer option

Bosch Rexroth also offers a workpiece pallet system for the VarioFlow Plus, enabling the system to be configured for transporting components in a product assembly environment. Various traffic control elements allow for the pallets to be held accurately at build stations and directed to and from individual conveyor tracks.

Follow the link for more information about the VarioFlow Plus modular chain conveyor system from Bosch Rexroth.

Bosch Rexroth

15 Cromwell Road
St Neots
PE19 2ES
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)345 6044106

sales@boschrexroth.co.uk

https://www.boschrexroth.com/en/xc/

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