Flexicon completed its new test laboratory for FLEXI-DISC tubular cable conveyors and integrated bulk handling equipment at its Bethlehem, Pa., headquarters. 

The laboratory is centered around separate 4- and 6-inch tubular cable conveyor circuits with drive systems and tensioners that can be demonstrated as stand-alone systems. Both circuits are also configured with metered and non-metered inlet adapters and valved and full-flow discharges that allow for rapid connection to a variety of full-size upstream and downstream bulk handling equipment such as inlet hoppers, bag dump stations, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers, drum/box/container dumpers, weigh batching/blending systems, screeners, filling machines and storage vessels.

"The diversity of interchangeable equipment enables Flexicon to simulate customer installations and verify system performance using the customer's actual material, which together with Flexicon's Lifetime Performance Guarantee, takes the risk and guesswork out of ordering these systems," says David Gill, president.

Using customer-supplied bulk materials, engineers and laboratory technicians verify system performance prior to final equipment design and fabrication, and demonstrate newly constructed equipment for visiting customers prior to shipment. In addition, Flexicon engineers utilize the laboratory to study the performance of new designs.