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

Nyheter   •   2014-11-17 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

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

Nyheter   •   2014-09-24 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.


Design for cleanliness and efficiency – thumbs up from the industry

Nyheter   •   2014-09-24 10:37 CEST

Hygiene and product safety is a big issue in the food industry and is getting increased attention day by day. The reasons behind are primarily consumer safety, brand protection and production efficiency – this was the main topic at a customer day at FlexLink in Gothenburg, Sweden


Barngolfen drar in mer än 2 miljoner till barnen på Drottning Silvias barn- och ungdomsjukhus

Pressmeddelanden   •   2014-08-20 16:30 CEST

Barngolfen arrangerades för nionde gången på Hills Golf & Sports Club i Mölndal och blev ännu en succé med rekorddeltagande och nytt insamlingsrekord till gagn för barnen på Drottning Silvias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.


More than 2 MSEK to the children at Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg

Pressmeddelanden   •   2014-08-20 16:17 CEST

The Charity golf tournament “Barngolfen” was arranged for the ninth time at Hills Golf & Sports Club outside Gothenburg, became yet a success with a record number of participating teams and money raised to the children at the Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital.


Slå ett slag för barnen på sjukhuset

Pressmeddelanden   •   2014-06-16 08:00 CEST

FlexLink är huvudsponsor för Barngolfen som samlar in pengar för att skapa läkande rum och miljöer för barnen på Drottning Silvias Barnsjukhus i Göteborg. Förra året blev nettot 1,5 miljoner och i år satsar vi högre.


Scoring for the children at hospital

Pressmeddelanden   •   2014-06-16 08:00 CEST

FlexLink is the main sponsor of the Childrens’ golf, an event for raising money to healing environments at the Queen Silvia’s Child Hospital in Gothenburg.


FlexLink öppnar i Sydafrika

Nyheter   •   2014-06-02 08:00 CEST

Produktionen på den afrikanska kontinenten växer starkt och för att stödja regional industri och globala aktörer öppnar FlexLink en säljenhet i Johannesburg. Den nya enheten slår upp portarna den andre juni. 

“Förutom att stödja sydafrikansk industri kommer vår nya enhet även att fungera som en knutpunkt för industrin i länderna söder om Sahara där tillväxten inom industrin är särskilt stark. Detta omfattar länder som Kenya, Tanzania och Nigeria” – kommenterar Serge Abou-Jaoudé, ansvarig för
försäljningen inom FlexLink Europe West, Middle East & Africa.

Förutom försäljning och konstruktion av nya anläggningar är eftermarknadsstödet vara en viktig del av verksamheten eftersom det sedan tidigare finns ett större antal installationer från FlexLink i Sydafrika. Till stöd byggs ett antal knutpunkter upp för service och underhåll upp i de större industriella

Hittills har FlexLink representerats i Sydafrika genom partners och samarbetet kommer att fortsätta som tidigare, på samma sätt som i övriga länder där FlexLink har egen verksamhet och partners, sida vid sida. Idag har FlexLink egna enheter i 30 länder och partners i totalt 60.


FlexLink AB

Klas Ålander
Communications Manager

031 337 2499

För att stödja den växande industrin i Sydafrika och länderna söder om Sahara öppnar FlexLink en säljenhet i Johannesburg den andre juni.

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FlexLink opens in South Africa

Nyheter   •   2014-06-02 08:00 CEST

The industries on the African continent are rapidly developing and to support them and the global customers, FlexLink is opening a sales and engineering unit in Johannesburg. The new unit opens officially on June 2nd

“In addition to the direct support to the South African industries, our new unit will serve as a hub for the support of industries in the entire Sub-Sahara region where industrial production growth is particularly strong. This includes countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria” – concludes Serge Abou-Jaoudé, Area Director for Europe West, Middle East & Africa.

Besides sales and engineering of new installations, the support of the aftermarket for the substantial number of installations with FlexLink technology will be in focus for the new unit. This will be done through technical support hubs in all major industrial regions.

Until now, FlexLink has been represented through partners in South Africa and the cooperation will continue in the same way as in all countries where FlexLink has its own representation. Today, FlexLink has its operating units in 30 countries, and partners in totally 60.

FlexLink AB

Klas Ålander
Communications Manager

+46 (0)31 337 2499

To support the growing industrial production in South Africa and the Sub-Sahara region, FlexLink opens a sales and engineering unit on June 2nd.

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Thumbs up for FlexLink at Interpack

Nyheter   •   2014-05-16 15:01 CEST

Visitors give FlexLink thumbs up for the message and solutions presented at Interpack, the world’s largest packaging exhibition which ended May 14th.

Om FlexLink AB

FlexLink AB

FlexLink is a leading provider of automated production flow solutions – giving improved production efficiency to industry. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink has operating units in 27 countries and is represented in more than 60. In 2013, FlexLink had 840 employees and the turnover was SEK 1,664 million.

FlexLink is part of Coesia, an innovation based Group consisting of 14 companies specialized in automated machinery and industrial process solutions. For 2013, the Coesia Group had a turnover of Euro 1,370 million (forecast) and 5,800 employees.


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