Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., introduced Tubular Cable Conveyors as part of its FLEXI-DISC line.
Designed to gently transfer friable foods, the conveyor moves material using high-strength polymer discs—affixed to a stainless steel or galvanized cable—that slide within smooth stainless steel tubing, moving fragile food products horizontally, vertically or at any angle, through small holes in walls or ceilings. The system can have single or multiple inlets and outlets, and conveys over short distances or hundreds of feet/meters.
Gentle handling offered by the conveyor makes it suitable for food products that are prone to breakage or degradation, including dried fruits, frozen vegetables, peas and more.
Modular system components in 304 or 316 stainless steel include tubing, drive wheel housings, tension wheel housings, metered and non-metered inlets and discharges with and without valves, as well as accessories for wet or dry cleaning, including clean-in-place sanitizing.