FLEXCO EUROPE GMBH

Maintain conveyor belts ergonomically with Flexlifter from Flexco

Flexco has developed an innovative device for the ergonomic maintenance of conveyor belts. The Flexlifter enables service personnel to hoist the tensioned belt on the system to the required height without physical exertion. The belt lifter can be loaded with up to three tonnes and is available in three sizes. And because of its particularly lightweight construction, the technician can move it about with ease.

The belts have to be regularly maintained. To enable technicians to renew connectors, for example, or to replace tension rollers, they raise the conveyor belt at the appropriate point on the system to a suitable height. With the Flexlifter, the Flexco range now includes an ergonomic belt lifter for this gruelling activity.

The device is available in three sizes: “Medium” for belt widths from 900 to 1500 mm, “Large” for 1200 to 1800 mm and “XL” for 1800 to 2400 mm. The largest version can accommodate up to 2700 kg. Being made of anodised aluminium, the belt lifter is particularly lightweight and resistant. It is therefore easy for the user to transport and position on the conveyor belt. The powerful scissor lift platform raises the belt safely to a height of 350 to 400 mm without damaging the belt. If more height is required, the Flexlifter can be fitted with extendable feet. After assembly, these rest securely on the conveyor structure. The personnel can now slide the belt lifter over the conveyor belt and position it at right angles on the system. The Flexlifter can be used on both the top belt and on the return belt.

To raise the belt to the required height, the technician operates the Flexlifter with a manual ratchet or hammer drill. The belt lifter is fitted with a two-rail system in order to handle the high loads safely and stably.

www.flexco.com

x

Related articles:

Issue 2018-3 FLEXCO EUROPE GMBH

Flexco TUG HD belt clamp simplifies maintenance work on conveyor belts

TUG HD

When a conveyor belt is stopped for maintenance, its own weight can create problems by distributing the tension unevenly. To ensure that a belt can be safely cut and securely spliced by service...

more
Issue 2016-9 FLEXCO EUROPE GMBH

Flexco mechanical connectors distribute loads ­uniformly over the conveyor belt

With the Rivet Hinged mechanical connectors for use in surface and underground mining, rivets penetrate the fabric inlays in the conveyor belt without damaging the fibres. They are fitted from the top...

more
Issue 2016-4 FLEXCO EUROPE GMBH?HALL/STAND B2.251 AND COURTYARD/STAND 12B

Flexco simplifies maintenance and repair with ­conveyor belt connector and cleaning systems

The innovative developments include the FMS secondary cleaner, which is suitable for medium-duty applications. While a pre-cleaner removes the coarse material, the FMS provides fine cleaning. This...

more
Issue 2016-9 FLEXCO EUROPE GMBH

PT Pro EZ belt centring stations are effective even with damaged belts

Misalignment of the conveyor belt is a frequent cause of material loss in conveyor systems. Belt centring stations can detect this and correct it. The latest such system in Flexco’s product range is...

more
Issue 2020-5-6 FLEXCO EUROPE GMBH

Cement manufacturer achieves significant savings with PTEZ Belt Trainer

Flexco is an internationally leading specialist for mechanical conveyor belt fastener systems, belt cleaners, belt trainers, impact beds and drum coatings. An application engineer at the company...

more