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FlexLink demonstrate innovation in product carrier solutions at Automatica 2016

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2016 07:00 CEST

New, innovative puck handling solutions for the automotive and machine parts industries will be demonstrated by FlexLink as Automatica 2016 in Munich, Germany. Meet FlexLink at booth 355, Hall A5.

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FlexLink prisas för utomordentligt god design, vid Red Dot Award 2016

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2016 07:00 CEST

Den rostfria lamelltransportören WLX belönades med ett hedersomnämnande vid Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Fler än 5200 produkter och innovationer från 57 länder deltog i tävlan.

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FlexLink awarded for excellent product design at Red Dot Award 2016

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2016 07:00 CEST

The modular stainless steel belt conveyor platform, WLX, received an “Honorable Mention” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. More than 5,200 products and innovations from 57 nations had registered for the award.

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Totaleffektivitet inom livsmedels- och förpackningsprocesser – FlexLink visar nya lösningar på Scanpack.

News   •   Oct 05, 2015 08:30 CEST

FlexLink visar hur tillverkare inom livsmedels- och förpackningsindustrin tar konsument- och varumärkesskydd ner till fabriksgolvet samtidigt som kostnaderna minskar. Möt oss på Scanpack, 20-23e oktober.

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Total efficiency for the food & packaging industries – FlexLink shows how at Scanpack.

News   •   Oct 05, 2015 08:30 CEST

The aims on reducing production cost, increasing the speed of new product introductions and the management of fluctuating demands are well known to brand owners and producers in the competitive food and dairy industries. On top of this is the aims of consumer and brand protection by means of food safety and good working conditions.

At Scanpack, Scandinavia’s leading packaging exhibition, FlexLink will demonstrate solutions and know-how from the bread, cheese and dairy industries. The unique combination of tools for efficient production flow, the new hygienically designed conveyor platform and refined functions are examples of where the requirements of manufacturers and consumers meet.

Hygienically designed conveyor platforms Visitors will experience the new generation of hygienically designed modular wide belt conveyors, the WLXH. It is suited for processes where there is direct contact with food and brings new levels of hygiene and efficiency to the work floor. The design complies to the EHEDG design guidelines and simplifies the risk analysis according to HACCP.

Consumer safety and product shelf life starts with the product and the production.FlexLink’s solutions are designed for consistent cleaning results, easy access during cleaning and short drying time. Integrated cleaning-in-place (CIP) solutions bring cleaning processes to new levels of consistence and easiness.

Visitors will be demonstrated also the complete range of state of the art conveyor platforms for the packaging process and downstream to carton handling and end-of-line with structures in stainless steel or aluminum.

Complete solutions
FlexLink offers turnkey solutions including pre-studies, solutions design, layouts, integration and after sales services. To manufacturers requiring efficient production systems will be demonstrated 3D production flow simulations – for early verification of the systems design and capacity.

“Customers from the food industries give us strong feedback, emphasizing the users’ perspectives on efficiency and production cleanliness. We look forward meeting the industry at Scanpack” comments Mattias Byström, Managing Director of FlexLink.

FlexLink shows how manufacturers pull the consumer convenience down to the factory floor while reducing the total cost of production. Meet us at Scanpack, October 20 – 23rd.

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FlexLink shows the next generation conveyor system to the tissue industry

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 08:15 CEST

Tissue converting lines share the issue of heavy dust generation which creates well known problems for machinery and equipment. FlexLink have developed a new conveyor designed to cope with these conditions and which practically eliminates unplanned stops and excessive maintenance. The new solution is displayed at MIAC, a leading Italian tissue exhibition, in Lucca on October 14-15th.

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FlexLink speaks total efficiency at Fachpack

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2015 09:00 CEST

Providing the tools for low cost, low risk, agile production systems for food and dairy products – FlexLink speaks about how manufacturers pull the consumer convenience down to the factory floor while reducing the production total cost. Meet us at Fachpack, September 29th - October 1st.

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A new image for COESIA Group

News   •   Jan 19, 2015 17:00 CET

2015 marks the inauguration of a new visual identity for COESIA. Developing out of the original trademark, the new logo embraces and represents the Group companies with a more dynamic and harmonious graphic.

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Emballage 2014 – FlexLink shows how to reduce manufacturer’s total cost

News   •   Nov 17, 2014 08:00 CET

“A close dialogue with major brand owners and food manufacturers was an essential element in the development of our new wide conveyor platform, WLX. Users of the new platform see the end result in operational efficiency and good product safety. From our side, we are particularly happy with the feedback we get and the immediate strong sales” comments Tommy Karlsson, Innovation Manager at FlexLink.

Improved cleanliness, less cleaning time

The new wide belt conveyor (WLX) is clean, safe, and silent and the ergonomics are well served for. Pockets and crevices which collect dirt have been eliminated and the design is made safe for operators thanks to minimal openings and the absence of sharp points and edges.

An example of the good operator ergonomics is that the conveyor platform is equipped with an integrated chain lifting function, providing easy access to the interior of the conveyor. All parts are designed for quick and efficient cleaning, meaning the time needed for cleaning is minimized, less operators are required and the cleaning results meet the highest demands.

Attention has been paid to ensure the noise level is low, providing great benefit to the factory environment. 

Once installed, downtime of the conveyor is minimal due to the robust design, in addition to minimal power, water and detergent consumption, all helping to lower the total cost of ownership.

“In 2015, we will launch the next step of this development enabling even higher levels of hygiene and food safety applicable for direct food contact in accordance with the EHEDG guidelines” Tommy adds.

Less investment per installation

The performance of the X65 conveyor platform offers substantial benefits compared to the industry standards of today. Göran Abbestam, Product Manager at FlexLink explains: "The doubled strength of the conveyor has a dramatic effect on the service life and maintenance intervals. In addition, line layouts can be made simpler as fewer drives and transfers are required and the maximum conveyor length is considerably increased. For the factories, this means less complexity and a lower cost of installation."

The X65 conveyor is designed for low friction, low power consumption and a long service life. In addition, FlexLink is introducing new high efficient drive technology to further reduce power consumption. Dependent on the application and choice of drive unit, power consumption is 8-44% less compared to previous high efficiency drive units by FlexLink.

Maintenance intervals for X65 conveyors can be more than double that of the standards of today. The speed capacity is also the double compared to previous conveyor generations – 120 m/min – a capacity that meets tomorrow’s higher requirements on line speed and reduced cost per produced unit.

Reduced engineering time

The FlexLink Design Tool make the design work efficient and its embedded simulation capability verifies the line capacity and function at an early stage. With a smart drag and drop functionality, three dimensional layouts with real life appearance are safely and quickly made. Underlying documentation such as spare parts lists is automatically connected.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Innovation and Sustainability are the keys for FlexLink´s mission to increase manufacturers’ production efficiency. “All our development activities are geared towards making our customers’ production processes as efficient and sustainable, thus profitable, as can be – from the design phase throughout the service life” concludes Tommy Karlsson.

FlexLink AB

Klas Ålander
Communications  Manager
+46 31 337 2499

Klas.alander@flexlink.com

Emballage, the leading French packaging exhibition, will see FlexLink demonstrate the latest development in automated production flow solutions. Visitors will see new products that improve product safety and production efficiency and significantly reduce the cost of ownership. FlexLink demonstrate this with the state of the art wide belt stainless steel conveyor and the high capacity X65 platform.

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Konstruerade för renhet och effektivitet – industrin ger FlexLink tummen upp

News   •   Sep 24, 2014 10:40 CEST

Renhet i produktion och produktsäkerhet är tunga frågor inom livsmedelsindustrin och blir allt viktigare. Bakomliggande faktorer är säkerhet för konsumenterna, varumärkesskydd och produktionseffektivitet – dessa var ämnena på FlexLinks kunddag i början av september.

About FlexLink AB

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FlexLink is a world-class factory automation expert. Working closely with global customers we provide innovative, automated solutions to produce goods smarter, safer and at lower operating costs.

Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink has operating units in 30 countries and is represented in more than 60. In 2015, FlexLink had 840 employees and a turnover of SEK 1,872 million.

FlexLink is part of Coesia, an innovation based Group consisting of 14 companies specialized in automated machinery and industrial process solutions. For 2014, the Coesia Group had a turnover of Euro 1,429 million and 6,165 employees.

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