Flexco (Aust) offers the DRX range of impact beds designed to provide material containment and belt protection in conveyor belt load zones.
Flexco’s impact beds are available in a range of grades to take low-impact as well as extreme-impact applications that require high energy absorption.
Chris Bayliss, Managing Director of Flexco (Aust.) Pty Ltd explains that DRX impact beds are engineered to provide superior belt protection through the entire structure, and not just the bars.
The ruggedly-built impact beds feature Velocity Reduction Technology developed by Flexco, which controls acceleration to deaden impact energy and reduces reaction forces to provide better belt protection.
Distinctive inverted-design impact bar supports in the DRX impact beds allow the impact bars to expand and function properly as a first level of defence against damaging impact forces. Isolation mounts provide a second level of reaction force reduction, absorbing additional impact energy, while minimising transmission back to the belt.
Anti-migration tabs on the bar supports prevent impact bars from moving with the belt direction, if the conveyor belts loosen.
The Slide-Out Service feature wherein the two sides of the impact bed slide apart and out allows the user direct access to all the bars and bolts for quick, easy and safe maintenance.
DRX impact beds are available in 1.2m and 1.5m bed lengths with standard impact bars that have 13mm of UHMW polyethylene. Bars with 25mm of UHMW are also available.
Flexco’s impact beds employ square washers instead of more traditional but expensive T-bolts. The innovative washers work with standard carriage bolts.
Key benefits of Flexco’s DRX impact beds:
- Longer belt life through less belt wear and reduced belt damage
- Less rebounding and material degradation
- Greater protection through two levels of impact absorbing force reduction
- Rapid conversions from run position to service position and back again
- Allows a 2-man crew to complete the bar change-out in 1-2 hours against up to 8 hours required in conventional beds