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SystemFlex: A Clever Internal Transport Solution – The ‘Missing Link’ in Optimizing the Process

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SystemFlex: A Clever Internal Transport Solution – The ‘Missing Link’ in Optimizing the Process

SystemFlex: A Clever Internal Transport Solution – The ‘Missing Link’ in Optimizing the Process
February 06
10:00 2015

Marel Stork presents its newly-developed SystemFlex Conveyor System. The system connects different process steps and ensures that product quality is kept at an optimum level. It meets the highest standards: it is durable, uses only materials of the highest quality and is finely tailored to improving the total in-line process.

The completely modular SystemFlex Conveyor System consists of a number of basic standardized   components, which interlock with one another. Components are available for different widths, for conveying unpacked poultry meat and trays, in two basic frame sizes and are suitable for two belt types (using homogenous and modular belt material). These can be used to build up virtually every desired configuration and include belt support frames, bends, ups and downs, drive and return sections, belt washers and other optional functions.

What is more, a clever coupling method allows a wide range of available accessories and add-ons to be attached to the system. Think of work surfaces, work stations, switches, knife holders, catch plates, product- and tray guides, cable trays, scrapers, belt washing equipment and belt lifters for optimal ease of cleaning.

Marel1February2015Generic and Customer Specific

SystemFlex is easy to install, remove and use again should you, for example, want to change the layout of your process. There is no necessity to buy a completely new system, so costly materials do not go to waste. Traditional conveyor solutions do not offer this flexibility and they do not always comply in the long term with the high requirements set out in the EHEDG guidelines (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group), concerning safety, ergonomics and cleaning in the food industry.

“SystemFlex is Just Like Lego”

Harry van der Eerden, Marel Stork Manager of Conveyor Belts, says: “I like comparing the basis of how SystemFlex is built up and the background to the design with Lego. Everyone knows that it consists of technically functional building blocks from which, in the correct combination, you can build just about anything. Also in SystemFlex, everything is standardized and, with the help of a manual, anyone can put it together, if desired. Our new SystemFlex is generic and customer specific at the same time.”

The Highest Quality

The SystemFlex Conveyor System is made from durable materials and is of course resistant to moisture and cleaning agents. In developing the design, much attention was paid to good accessibility for cleaning and maintenance. It satisfies all safety norms and cleaning guidelines and is designed to secure product quality in the best possible way.

Drive

Marel2February2015Standardization and the conscious choice for truly top quality are also reflected in the motors for SystemFlex conveyors. The system makes use of a few types of robust EHEDG motors with constant torque over a very wide speed range. The motors are compact, need little maintenance and have a very long life. They have been tailored to the highest hygiene requirements laid down by EHEDG and the. Control of the motors is done centrally and installation and start-up times are low.

MarelBANNERFebruary2015Attractive Payback Times

The SystemFlex Conveyor System has an attractive payback time. No costly components go to waste if a different configuration is needed. As you can install the system and take it out yourself, you do not need to hire specialized staff. Another advantage is that far-reaching standardization means that you need to hold fewer different components in stock. Conventional conveyor systems can have many different types of motor and keeping all these types in stock is costly. By drastically reducing the range of motors, without compromising applications, you save on stock.

The SystemFlex Conveyor System is a breakthrough in belt conveying technology for the meat industry. It confirms yet again Marel Stork’s position as a supplier of complete solutions for optimum poultry processing. This is the ‘missing link’ in optimizing the process.

Find more information on: www.marel.com/systemflex or mail: info.poultry@marel.com.

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