Low-noise conveyor system with fast assembly
The Bosch Rexroth VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system offers advancements in simplicity, flexibility, and quiet operation.
January 29, 2016
Future-proof production, assembly, and packaging lines must be able to deal with ever smaller batches, more frequent product changes, and a large number of product variants. Chain conveyor systems used in production therefore have to be easy to configure and assemble. Fast response times and time-to-market provide a major competitive edge for machine manufacturers and users. Low-noise operation is also crucial for this type of system.
Rexroth’s new VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system fulfills all of these requirements, supporting both manufacturers and users.
VarioFlow plus is ideal for achieving a fast time-to-market. With the Rexroth chain conveyor system, users can easily configure individual, space-saving solutions for versatile, complex transportation tasks, even for particularly difficult environments.
A number of standardized modules cover differing application requirements are available, all from stock and with maximum interchangeability and modularity. To simplify selection and correct combination of the modules, Rexroth offers MTpro planning software with Layout Designer. Conveyors and even complex multi-conveyor and workstation systems can be designed, components selected, and the results output to CAD.
Even more valuable time can be saved during commissioning: the clever drive solution provides a great degree of planning freedom:
the motor mounting position can be chosen on-site. This reduces the selection of drive variants to a minimum.
With its low-noise operation, the new chain conveyor system contributes greatly to reduced noise and thus improved working conditions.
Rexroth achieves this level of smooth operation through optimized sliding characteristics and the use of slide rails with lateral mounting. At the same time, this ensures low wear and fast, reliable assembly.
The Rexroth VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system consists of components that can be used universally for all system widths, including the new track width of 120 mm.
This reduces the need for spare parts for users. The stable chain permits tensile forces of up to 1,250 Newtons. The chain surface is nearly closed, allowing even the smallest of parts to be transported safely and reliably.
The system offers individual conveyor layouts and comes in six sizes and two material options: a basic aluminum version and a stainless steel version for higher hygiene demands, for example in the food industry, where Rexroth uses components made of FDA-compliant materials. Alternatively, Rexroth offers a work piece pallet system suitable for transporting work piece pallets in the automotive and electronic industries.
About Bosch Rexroth:
Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. 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, the company generated sales of €5.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures.To learn more, visit www.boschrexroth.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015), and generated sales of €48.9 billion 2014, according to preliminary figures.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
*The preliminary sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.