Less product movement
A lotension spiral is operated on a friction slip principle, which generates sudden movements and vibration. This belt movement causes certain products to start twisting and turning, a pot of soup or an ice cream bucket for example. At the end of the line you need extra hands to rearrange the products.
But the TwenteSideFlex has no drum and no drum means: no slip.
Less maintenance and cleaning
Eliminating the drum is a major benefit in different ways:
Firstly: it is by far the most expensive part of a lotension spiral. It’s complicated to manufacture correctly.
Secondly: it needs regular maintenance/cleaning, especially when your working environment can get greasy (oil/frying) and disturbs the friction coefficient.
Thirdly: it uses up all the space in the centre of your line, which makes maintenance and cleaning difficult and time consuming.
More affordable than the similar version
Twentebelt is the new provider of outside driven metal conveyor belts. We have reviewed existing solutions and found several ways to be more cost efficient. Reducing expenses without compromising the performance.
More usable space leads to less overhead
More usable space
Where do you put the heat exchanger for cooling/deep-freezing, when you don’t have a big drum in the middle of your line anymore? That’s right, exactly where that drum used to be.
You get extra space to exploit in any way you like.
Less downtime, thanks to more predictability
Both lotension spirals and outside driven systems need to be properly installed. But once installed, the performance of our outside drive is more controllable, given the absence of the unpredictable friction coefficient of the drum.
Finished with a mechanical bend instead of a weld.
Finished with a mechanical bend
As we all know, welding is a solid and strong way to make a joint. But still, being exposed to more than 4000 degrees (Celsius) does effect the material properties, especially the area surrounding the weld. Also, welding requires pickling and passivating afterwards. That’s why we opted for a mechanical bend instead of a weld. Prevention is better than cure.
No risk of Christmas treeing
Christmas trees are for Christmas
‘Christmas treeing’ is one of the worst things that can happen to a lotension spiral system: the friction on the drum fails, the belt shoots up (or down) and gets stuck. This leaves you with only one option: get the grinder. With the TwenteSideFlex, the only Christmas tree you’ll see is Santa’s!