Wedge conveyors elevate your production flow

Wedge conveyors elevate your production flow

Reclaim valuable floor space and have your line in perfect balance

Wedge conveyors for gentle handling of your products

When elevating the production flow, you reclaim valuable floor space. A FlexLink wedge conveyor enables you to add more production capacity or increase accessibility for your operators. Refined design and standardized interfaces to the up and downstream equipment make the wedge conveyor efficient and accommodating to various products.

Here’s how FlexLink can help you to get a competitive (w)edge.

High-speed lifting with wedge conveyors

A wedge conveyor uses two conveyor tracks facing each other to provide fast and gentle transport, horizontally and vertically. Wedge conveyors can be connected in series, considering the correct timing of the product flow.

Wedge conveyors are suitable for high production rates. With their flexible and modular design, they help our customers to save valuable floor space. The versatile FlexLink component range makes it easy to tailor a wedge conveyor very well to the specific application.
 

High-speed lifting with wedge conveyors
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Flexible conveyor for vertical transport

The wedge chain conveyor takes a product or package smoothly from one level to another at speeds of up to 50 meters per minute. Suitable applications include the transport of cans, glass, batteries, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, tissue paper, and many others.

Important features

  • Fast, high-capacity vertical transport

  • Smooth handling of products

  • Suitable for filling and packaging lines, etc.

  • Flexible building block principle

  • Lightweight, space-saving system

  • Only hand tools required to build the conveyor

  • Easily integrated into other FlexLink conveyor systems

The sweet spot of a wedge conveyor

Due to their operating principle, wedge conveyors can lift smaller products higher than other solutions. In operation, a wedge conveyor applies some pressure to the sides of conveyed products that they need to withstand. This kind of transportation also prefers dry objects for optimal friction. Wet surfaces can cause slippage, slowing the flow of the products. Support rails allow even lifting of products that are heavier or susceptible to compression. Limiting factors for wedge conveyors are very heavy or irregularly shaped objects.

Use FlexLink’s expertise to find the right chain solution for your specific demands.

Wedge conveyors for hygienic applications

For the food and dairy industries, wedge elevators are available in stainless steel. Our experts support your choice of the optimal elevation solution based on the throughput, processes involved and features of the products as they appear in the line.

A stainless steel wedge conveyor uses two conveyor tracks facing each other to provide fast and gentle transport, horizontally and vertically. Wedge conveyors are suitable for high production rates and are designed to free up floor space. If two wedge conveyors are connected, they can form a bridge under which operators or forklifts can pass.

Wedge conveyors for hygienic applications