Standard components for packaging machinery

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Standard components for packaging machineryElesa offers specialist standard components for packaging machinery. These include: small box indicators to suit multi-spindle machines; precision levelling feet; universal rod-mounting systems for sensors, cameras, etc; versatile automation components for transfer conveyors; and various hinges for guards and access panels.

Packaging machines often have limited space to fit indicators. Clustered shafts and ancillary equipment on ever-smaller machines creates a need for even smaller indicators. Elesa's direct-drive mini digital DD50 is available for exactly those situations. Wherever shaft rotation needs to be counted for pre-setting, for run duration or both, then the DD50 units are suitable.

Manufactured in ultrasonically welded technopolymer for robustness and ingress protection, the DD50 units are available for above- or below-shaft location with easy-reading magnifying windows. These compact, three-digit counters have two black digit rolls and a red decimal digit roll. They are designed for use on manual and motorised shafts.

The Elesa MSR.60 system of profile rod clamps is suitable for positioning small assemblies (such as side guards on conveyors), as well as microswitches/stops, cameras and positioning of accessories on powered assembly lines or large machines. The system features a standard length multi-splined aluminium profile of 13mm diameter, linked with precision thermoplastic elements, including a twin-bolted base unit with tilt function and the possibility to mount in any orientation. Externally splined arms are linked by matching internally splined right-angle clamps and four types of mounting flange for installation of equipment.

Elesa claims that the MSR.60 system is unique, with quick and simple assembly of the standard components. Each component locks or clamps into position to prevent misalignment and allow accurate positioning of instruments or other devices. The system features aluminium profiles with satin anodised finish and has bases, jointing pieces and mounting flanges in black, orange, grey, yellow, blue or red to suit the environment.

Conveyor components

The Elesa range of standard conveyor system components is aimed at making life easy for manufacturers of conveyor systems, transfer lines and specialist machines; the Flexible Automation Components package is suitable for manufacturing and assembly applications, as well as packaging machinery. This range comprises high-quality feet, connectors and guide rail brackets in glass-reinforced technopolymer to suit industry-standard tubes of 42mm (1.25inch), 48mm (1.5inch) and 60mm (2inch). The finish is black. Feet are two- or three-legged, and guide rail brackets are fixed or adjustable; other components include bearing heads, joint connectors and top brackets to enable complete systems or one-off assemblies to be constructed quickly and easily.

For packaging equipment and conveyor levelling, Elesa offers the LV.A series of adjustable feet – partnered with the LV.F series with floor mounting bosses. Both the LV.A and LV.F levellers feature steel legs with ball/socket reinforced technopolymer feet and either a plain underside or non-slip foot disk in sizes up to 125mm diameter and with a maximum static load of 28,000N.

Elesa's unusual CFA/F external multi-leaf thermoplastic hinge features an integral 90-degree stop. It is suitable for small equipment housings or for access doors where the opening angle must not exceed 90 degrees. The 90-degree door stop feature may be important in many situations to prevent a door interfering with other nearby equipment, or to prevent excessive opening in windy conditions. The system is safe and secure for operators' hands, as it is a built-in function of the hinge mechanism.

Elesa CFM hinges offer a variety of fixing methods and a full 270-degree opening for situations where it is useful to fold a door or access hatch fully out of the way. Small and medium-sized hinging applications in many environments are simply dealt with by these glass-fibre reinforced polyamide technopolymer hinges in 40mm, 50mm and 60mm sizes.

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