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SRS Conveyors manufacturer of the All-Flex Enclosed Track Conveyors are designed and built on the principles of increasing productivity, reliability, flexibility and simple installations. The All-Flex handles up to 50 lbs from a single pendant which are spaced every 6” centres. Two pendants with a load bar allow up to 100 lb loads. Distributed loads to 30,000 lbs can be conveyed on a 600 ft. system with only a single drive unit. Let All-Flex Conveyors provide solutions for your simple or complex material handling applications.
- Completely enclosed chain helps prevent contact with moving parts and prevents contamination of conveyor chain and bearings.
- All-Flex chain is designed to provide maximum flexibility in all directions and features easy assembly or disassembly with simple hand tools.
- Tighter radius curves provides closer spacing of curve tangents.
- Enclosed modular bolted track design for easy installations and modifications.
- Caterpillar Drive provides product pass through and flexibility for all enclosed track power requirement.
- All components retro fits with similar type manufacturers
Gravity flow over-n-under conveyor – Garment Steam Tunnels – Assembly Lines – Sort Conveyors – Power and free – Steam Tunnel Conveyors – Retail Display – Garment Sorting – Box Conveyors – Garbage Conveyors – Garment Conveyor – Product finishing Conveyors – Inmate Property Storage – Manufacturing – Uniform Conveyors – Storage and Retrieval – Agricultural – Paint Line Conveyor
The applications are endless.
All-Flex Series: Specifications
The track is a rolled tubular section of SAE 1035 high carbon manganese steel, stocked in 10′-0″ & 20′-0″ lengths. Available in #316 Stainless Steel on special order.
The maximum recommended chain pull should be limited to 600 pounds using a single drive unit, providing a safety factor of 8.25:1 to obtain maximum chain life. Ultimate tensile strength is 4,950 pounds.
GUIDE WHEEL LINK:
1-1/2″ diameter machined steel wheel heat treated to Rockwell 58 – 62 on the “C” scale C/W 14 Grade 500 balls .187″ dia. riveted to double chain side bars of C-1045 high carbon steel hardened to Rockwell 37 – 41 “C” scale.
Load Link to consist of two 1-3/8″ dia. wheels heat treated to Rockwell 58 – 62 on the “C” scale. Each wheel C/W 14 Grade 500 balls .187″ dia. riveted to a single chain link .188″ thick C-1045 high carbon steel hardened to Rockwell 37 – 41 “C” scale.
6″ Nominal Pitch 50 lb. Loading Per Trolley Weight 1.6 lb/ft.
8 TOOTH 180°
The sprocket drive is the simplest, most economical drive available, consisting of the minimum number of components, resulting in a lower maintenance cost.
8 TOOTH 90°
All-Flex offers a 90 & 180 degree sprocket drive & an in-line sprocket drive to suit most system layout requirements. A conventional caterpillar drive is available to suit any unusual requirements. All drive units have overload protection as required by the safety regulator.
8 TOOTH INLINE
Safety guards on the drive units comply with applicable OSHA & ANSI B20.1 Standards.
- Max. chain pull capacity: 600 lbs.
- Combination right angle (helical worm) gear motor.
- Forged heat-treated caterpillar driving dogs.
- Chain guard supplied with each drive.
- Multiple drives are required when chain pull exceeds 600 lbs.
- Variable frequency drive controller available on request.
- Maximum conveyor speed should not exceed 60 F.P.M. with standard drive sprockets.
Overload protection supplied by SRS torque limiter used with limit switch to cut off power.
Each sprocket drive has a friction type torque limiter built into the sprocket hub.
ake-ups are required on every system to compensate for chain wear and expansion of system if operating in dry-off and bake ovens. The two most common operating styles are air cylinder and automatic spring.
Standard 12″ radius x 6 1/2″ travel units are stocked.
Available in other radii & travel on special order.
8 tooth & 6 tooth idler sprocket take-ups are available in air & spring styles.
HORIZONTAL SPROCKET TURNS:
When the conveyor layout requires track horizontal turns less than 12″ radius (24″ diameter) sprocket turns should be considered to reduce the resultant chain pull and wear on the track radius and the side guide rollers on the chain.
Sprocket hubs can be supplied using conventional needle bearing or carbon bushing for oven applications of up to 500° F.
HORIZONTAL TRACK TURNS:
This top view illustration shows how the chain passes around the curve. The lateral wheels ride on the side of the track, which guides the chain smoothly around a horizontal turn without the use of special guides, traction wheels or roller turns. All horizontal curves are heat treated to rockwell 35 to 40 “C” scale for long life.
HORIZONTAL TRACK CURVES:
HORIZONTAL CURVE SIZES:
VERTICAL TRACK TURNS:
This vertical curve side view illustrates how the chain passes around the curve. The vertical chain wheels contact the top of the lower curve and the bottom of the upper curve. All vertical curves are heat treated to rockwell 35 to 40 “C” scale for a long life.
VERTICAL BEND SIZES:
All-Flex Series: Accessories
HINGED CHAIN INSTALLATION & INSPECTION GATE:
The track section with hinged panel is designed for chain installation, removal, inspection and maintenance.
TRACK EXPANSION JOINTS: (BUILDING AND OVENS)
Formed steel sliding expansion joints are available for oven conveyors and are usually required where temperatures exceed 200º F. Rate of expansion of track in ovens: .0078″ per foot of length per 100º F of temperature rise.
For conveyors having to operate in severe conditions a cylindrical coil brush cleaner is availble to become a temporary part of the conveyor chain complete with the required clean out container.
BRUSH TYPE CHAIN LUBRICATOR:
There are two models available, auto shut-off solenoid or manual on-off control. Due to the small quantities of oil required for enclosed track conveyors, timer controlled units are recommended for precise application of oil. Manually controlled lubricators are available but not recommended unless continuous lubrication is desired. Pre-mounted to standard track section.
The automatic lubricator is designed to deliver precise oil to the chain pins and wheels. It is pneumatically operated and electrically controlled for complete automatic operation. The unit comes completely equipped with an oil reservoir, air line regulator and guage and PLC controller which is used to program lubrication cycles. Pre-mounted to standard track section.
LOAD BAR: (Capacity 100 lbs)
To increase the capacity of the trolleys, load bars are recommended, suspended from 2 special attachments.
2-WHEEL FREE TROLLEY:
Two ball bearing load wheels with hardened races. Hand push only.
4-WHEEL FREE TROLLEY:
Four ball bearing load wheels with hardened races. Hand push only.
AF 60146 TROLLEY CLEVIS:
Formed clevis bolted to the chain pendant, provides an easy method to attach a single pendant carrier.
90° INDEXER c/w 4 POINT STAR:
Cast two piece cam construction provides 90° indexing. The addition of the 4 point star allows for automatic indexing.
Free spinning ball bearing swivel allows the operator to rotate the load only by hand.
RIGID ROTATOR C/W 6 POINT STAR:
A rigid pendant and 6 point star provides positive rotation suitable for powered operation.
AF 60169 TRACK HANGER
C/W STEEL ANGLE
AF 60169 TRACK HANGER C/W
AF 60171 TUBE CONNECTOR:
AF 60170 STRAIGHT TRACK
BOLTED END COUPLING
AF 60160 LOW PROFILE
TRACK HANGER CLAMP
AF 60171 TUBE HANGER
ALL-FLEX STANDARD CONTROLLERS
S-100 Storage & Retrieval Controller
Significantly minimize your retrieval time by entering multiple desired locations on the S-100 Controller which in turn will prioritize the queue and take the shortest path. The S-100 has all the advanced features that you require and can also be fully integrated with software systems.
S-200 Sorting Controller
The All-Flex S-200 Sorting Controller has the capacity to sort 10,000 garments/products per hour and sorting capabilities of unlimited drops. The method of identifying includes bar code, RF chips, dedicated or visual creating minimal to no human garment/product interventions in the sorting process. Each garment/product is then monitored until it reaches it final designated drop line.
S-300/400 Power and Free Controller
SRS All-Flex S-300/400 Power and Free Controller allow individual trolleys to divert and accumulate on free rail systems. The S-400 will reload the selected rail along with the number of trolleys for that particular line back onto the All-Flex power conveyor. With SRS traffic logic controllers S300/400 coupled with a gravity/free rail system allows you to maximize your overhead storage, reduce your footprint, minimize power requirement and conveyor costs.
S-500 Production Counting Controller
No longer do you have to calculate the totals at the end of the day to see if your operator is working at peak efficiency. With the interactive menus you can see if your operator is accomplishing your targets. The S-500 is fully expandable and each station on the conveyor line counts as if it was the only unit there. The operator is provided with real time data so they can gauge their own performance. A data lock is provided so that critical information can be controlled.
S-600 Assembly/Kitting Controller
The S-600 Auto Assembly/Kitting Controller automatically sorts for the purpose of picking or assembling product orders in an effortless manner. Using only one operator, products can be assembled at a rate of 500 per hour by having the conveyor move via the S-600 instead of the operator. Designed with a micro-processor the S-600 Auto Assembly/Kitting Controller integrates with most inventory/POS software systems and makes operating and installation a breeze.
SRS Conveyors manufacturer of the All-Flex Enclosed Track Conveyors are designed and built on the principles of increasing productivity, reliability, flexibility and simple installations.