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Bosch Rexroth releases VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system

October 272015
Bosch Rexroth releases VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system

October 27, 2015 - Bosch Rexroth releases VarioFlow plus modular chain conveyor system that allows for quick planning and assembly and offers economical, low-noise operation. It offers a choice of six conveyor widths between 65 and 320 mm, seven chain types and two models in aluminum and stainless steel with FDA-compliant materials.

It features low-noise operation thanks to sliding bars with lateral fixation, low-friction materials and patented hinge bolts. At the same time, VarioFlow plus provides optimum sliding properties for reduced wear, even with chain tensile forces up to 1,250 Newtons.

An example of VarioFlow plus’s flexible application can be found in the automotive industry: In order to improve handling and save space during transport, an innovative manufacturing cell based on VarioFlow plus is able to convey roof linings at a height of approx. three meters directly to a robotic unit at a processing station. Attaching and uncoupling the finished roof linings are the only manual procedures required in this fully automated solution. This results in increased productivity as factory personnel may use these time savings to complete other tasks. Currently, this automotive manufacturer operates four complete manufacturing lines using the same application of VarioFlow plus.

In combination with the innovative MTpro planning software, VarioFlow plus saves considerable time during project planning. The complete conveyor system can be designed in just a few steps – all the way from “drag and drop” selection of components to order placement, including verification of workpiece carriers and complete system configuration.

The advantages of VarioFlow plus continue once the system has been delivered. Start-up and commissioning are incredibly easy with this user-friendly modular system. Standardized components make the system exceptionally easy and fast to assemble, and ensure functionally safe operation.

About Bosch Rexroth
The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately $7.4 billion (5.6 billion euros) in 2014. 

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