Rexroth introduces VarioFlow elevators for small packages

December 022009
Rexroth introduces VarioFlow elevators for small packages
December 2, 2009 - Bosch Rexroth introduced a system for elevating and lowering products in packets or small cartons when transported on Rexroth’s VarioFlow Modular Conveyor Systems. The new elevators and lowerators combine Rexroth’s non-marring flocked chain with soft, overhead rollers to achieve gentle upward or downward product transport through vertical curves, including those with steep angles of incline or decline. The new system provides a gentler and more appropriate option for crushable packages than a wedge conveyor, in addition to being more economical.

To ensure gentle transport, soft overhead rollers apply light pressure to the product from above, securing it against the flocked chain surface to carry it through vertical curves and straight sections. The rollers are mounted to guiderail profile, which is custom contoured to each application. This simple design allows for optimum arrangement of the overhead rollers to match the needs of the product being conveyed, and adjustable guiderail brackets allow for easy field adjustment at any time. Inclining or declining sections can also be combined in one conveyor with horizontal transport at the lower and/or upper levels to reduce costs and system complexity.

The new, economical elevating and lowering system rounds out VarioFlow’s already extensive set of options for safe, gentle product transport. It is available for both 65 and 90 mm VarioFlow chain widths to accommodate a wide range of smaller packets and cartons. With numerous chain styles and widths, fixed or variable speed motors, a large selection of vertical and horizontal curves, VarioFlow modular chain conveyors provide the ideal platform for virtually any packaging or material handling system.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications, factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy development. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $8.3 billion (5.9 billion Euro) with 35,300 employees.