Gain More Layout Flexibility with the New Tight Turning Radius Option for Dorner’s FlexMove Helix Conveyors

Dorner’s FlexMove® Helix Conveyors have always been known for tight turns and a small footprint. Now, those turns have gotten even tighter.

The new tight turning radius option on FlexMove Helix Conveyors allows for compact turns with a diameter of spiral measuring 1,000 millimeters (39.4 inches) at centerline. The advantage this new tight turning radius option brings to customers and their facilities is even greater flexibility in layout for applications such as accumulation, buffering, cooling product and more. The small footprint also reportedly solves tight production line space problems.

The tight turning radius option is available on D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator. D-Tools allows users to download 2D and 3D CAD models of the conveyor to construct simple or complex FlexMove Helix conveyor packages, as well as individual components such as gearmotors and mounting packages, support stands and accessories.

FlexMove Helix Conveyors reportedly feature a reinforced frame structure for added strength and durability. Helix Conveyors can be set at incline angles of up to 7 degrees with a flat top chain and up to 10 degrees with a friction top chain.

Helix Conveyors offer a variety of options and accessories, including two end-transfer options: a roller transfer plate, or a powered transfer plate for smooth transfer of parts as small as 3 inches in diameter. Helix Conveyors can accommodate loads up to 136 kilograms (300 pounds) and speeds up to 52 meters per minute (171 feet per minute).

All Helix Conveyors are custom built-to-order and delivered in about 30 days.

For more information, visit https://www.dornerconveyors.com.