Product overview

Contents
The many faces of FlexLink ........................................2 FlexLink applications...................................................4 FlexLink – the company ..............................................8 The FlexLink business concept..............................8 Conveyor systems.......................................................9 Chain widths from 44 mm to 295 mm ....................9 Conveyor systems................................................10 Conveyor data summary ......................................12 Multiflexing conveyor components .......................13 Chain products .....................................................14 Conveyor beams ..................................................15 Conveyor beam support brackets ........................16 Drive units and idler units.....................................16 Bends ...................................................................17 Accessories..........................................................17 Guidance..............................................................18 Pallet handling components .................................19 Modular pallet conveyor system...........................20 Wide chain conveyor system ...............................22 Stainless steel conveyor system Series X ...........23 Modular conveyor system EM..............................25 Structural systems.....................................................26 Introduction ..........................................................26 General product information.................................26 Beams ..................................................................27 Connectors...........................................................27 Feet ......................................................................28 Enclosure components.........................................29 Components for linear motion ..............................30 Components for rotating motion...........................30 Conduit element ...................................................31 Pneumatic components........................................31 Linear drive units.......................................................32 Introduction ..........................................................32 General product information.................................33 Linear drive units L55/L75/L100...........................34 Linear drive unit, T-slot saddle .............................34 Vertical linear drive unit........................................34 Vertical telescopic drive unit.................................34

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Patents
Essential parts of the FlexLink product range are protected by patents and design regulations. Drawings are made to European standards.

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The many faces of FlexLink

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The many faces of FlexLink

The many faces of FlexLink

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FlexLink applications

Automatic machinery for gear wheels

Circular pallet flow, top seat guide rail assembly

Inhalator packaging and filling line

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FlexLink applications

Accumulation area between filler and labeling

Multifunctional wedge conveyor for cosmetic bottles

Chute for quick and efficient lowering

FlexLink applications

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Merging point

Accumulation area

C-chute

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FlexLink applications

Stainless steel conveyor XK pallet conveyor

Automation loops with twin track conveyor

FlexLink applications

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FlexLink – the company
The FlexLink business concept

First choice for easier automation
FlexLink Systems – the world’s leading supplier of flexible plastic chain conveyor systems, bases its operations on the following visionary business concept: “We will continue to develop our leading position in the flexible plastic chain conveyor market by satisfying the needs of the world’s most demanding customers through a global network providing expertise, reliable deliveries and outstanding overall service.” The words “leading”, “flexible”, “demanding”, “global” and “expertise” characterize the philosophy that has enabled FlexLink Systems to establish a track record of providing high quality products and service to its customers.

Services, products, and applications
The following services and products are offered to the market: • • • • • • • • • Conveyor components Other automation components Component kits and modules Conveyor and automation systems Turn-key systems through system builders Training Service contracts World-wide service Scrap recycling

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FlexLink – the company

Conveyor systems
Chain widths from 44 mm to 295 mm

Large FlexLink installation at Kungsörnen macaroni factory

FlexLink standard conveyors
Together, the FlexLink standard conveyor product lines cover a wide range of applications. Multiflexing conveyor systems XS, XL, XM, XH, XK, and XB use plastic chains in many configurations. The chain design permits horizontal as well as vertical change of direction. Chain widths range from 44 mm up to 295 mm, for product widths up to 400 mm. Each system consists of a wide range of modular components which can be fitted using simple hand tools. Conveyor structures built from aluminium beams with standardized T-slots simplify attachment of components and accessories.

Conveyor support components
The FlexLink conveyors are held in place by a well balanced range of support components, with beam support brackets, support beams, feet, etc. A number of pre-designed support structures are shown as examples.

Series X stainless steel conveyor systems
XL, XM and XH conveyors Series X are stainless steel designs adapted to the requirements of the food processing, pharmaceutical and hygiene industries. Standard FlexLink plastic chains are used.

Pallet handling products
Catalogue section Pallet handling components (XL/XM/ XK) contains special products for pallet handling, including pallets, pallet locating stations, pallet stop cylinders and pallet transfer stations. The systems are based on conveyor components from the standard conveyor line. The XK pallet handling system also includes divert/ merge devices for easy transfer of pallets between conveyors.

NEW! Modular conveyor system EM
EM modular system has a compact design that is especially well suited for light applications in the packaging industry. The modular concept includes four different modules, which allows simplified engineering and ordering as well as reduced assembly time.

Modular pallet conveyor system XT
The modular twin-track pallet conveyor system XT is well suited for manual and automatic assembly and test systems in the automotive and electrical/electronics industries. It can handle square and rectangular pallets from 240 mm × 240 mm up to 640 mm × 640 mm.

Guide rail components
Catalogue section Guide rail components deals with various types of guide rails and guide rail support components. Those products are used with several of the FlexLink conveyor systems. A number of pre-designed guide rail structures are shown as examples.

Conveyor systems

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Conveyor systems
Conveyor system XS (chain width 44 mm)
Features Chain permits transport of very small items which are otherwise difficult to handle. Compact and neat design Examples of application areas Small ball bearings, perfume bottles, pharmaceutical bottles, sintered metal components

Conveyor system XL (chain width 63 mm)
Features Suitable for a wide range of applications. Preferable in high speed applications. Includes components for pallet handling and vertical wedge conveyors Examples of application areas Tissue paper, gear wheels, aerosol cans, medium size ball bearings, piston parts, yoghurt, fuel injectors, dry batteries, plastic bottles, tape cassettes, matches, cheese boxes, coffee and tea packages

Conveyor system XM (chain width 83 mm)
Features Suitable for a wide range of applications. Higher capacity than XS and XL. Includes components for pallet handling and vertical wedge conveyors Examples of application areas Ball valves, water meters, disk drives, pie packages, film cartridges, plastic bottles, beverage cans, products on pallets, paint cans, socks

Conveyor system XH (chain width 103 mm)
Features Suitable for larger items, especially if point of balance is somewhat offcenter. Higher capacity than XS and XL Examples of application areas Large ball bearings, turbo rotors, safety belt brackets, electric motors, shock absorbers, video cassettes, steering arm components, boxes

Conveyor system XK (chain width 102 mm)
Features Suitable for larger items, especially if point of balance is somewhat offcenter. Higher capacity than other types. Includes components for pallet handling Examples of application areas Ball and roller bearings, heavy boxes, gear wheels, motor parts on pallets, disk brakes, hydraulic pumps

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Conveyor systems (continued)
Conveyor system XB (chain widths 175 mm/295 mm)
Features Chain travels on four slide rails. Wide track sideflexing safety chain. Compact horizontal and vertical bends. Suitable for soft packages Examples of application areas Large cardboard boxes, products in soft plastic bags. Examples: detergent powder, wrapped tissue paper rolls, food products, personal care products

Stainless steel conveyor system Series X (chain widths 63/83/103 mm)
Features Split beams in stainless steel for easy cleaning and high resistance to aggressive liquids and chemicals. Matching drive units, idlers and guide rail and support components. Standard XL, XM, and XH chains Examples of application areas Aerosol cans, liquid soap in plastic bags, soft cheese, detergent powder, tissue paper rolls, food products, personal care products

Module based twin-track pallet conveyor system XT
Features Twin-track flexible plastic chain pallet conveyor system. Max pallet size is 640 mm × 640 mm. Modular design concept for simplified engineering and ordering. Fast configuration and plug-and-play capability for improved productivity. Concept is based on functions rather than components Examples of application areas Manual and automatic assembly and test systems in the automotive and electrical/ electronics industries. Examples: gearboxes, computers, sewing machines, mobile phones, automotive seat guiderails, eyeglasses, injection-moulded parts, fishing reels, car instrument kits

Module based conveyor system EM (chain width 82 mm)
Features Modular conveyor for a wide range of applications. Plain chain only, small gaps between links for improved safety. Fast ordering process. Short delivery time: system can be up and running within one week from order Examples of application areas Glass and plastic bottles in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Packages in the food industry, including liquid food such as milk and juices. Paper converting applications (toilet paper)

Conveyor systems

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Conveyor data summary
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Data of goods conveyed
FlexLink type Item width Maximum item weight (horizontal transport) 2 kg 10 kg 1 kg* 15 kg 20 kg 30 kg 15 kg 30 kg 2 kg Maximum item weight (vertical transport) 1 kg 2 kg 1 kg* 10 kg 2 kg* 15 kg 15 kg – – –

Conveyor data
Maximum weight on conveyor 150 kg 150 kg 80 kg* 200 kg 80 kg* 150–300 kg 800 kg 200 kg 250 kg@5 m/min 100 kg Maximum conveyor length 30 m 40 m 8 m* 30 m 8 m* 30 m 40 m 30 m 25 m 8m Maximum pallet size – 100×100 mm 150×250 mm – 300×300 mm – 640×640 mm –

XS XL/XL X XM/XM X XH/XH X XK XB XT EM

10–80 mm 15–140 mm 30–300 mm* 20–200 mm 40–300 mm* 25–300 mm 50–300 mm 70–400 mm –400 mm –188 mm

*Applies to vertical wedge conveyor.

Guide to the data summary
Item width The maximum width of the goods conveyed depends on the shape of the goods and on the location of the centre of gravity. Maximum weight (horizontal transport) In a horizontal conveyor, the maximum weight of the individual products conveyed is limited mainly by the desire to keep wear of the slide rails at an acceptable level. Maximum weight (vertical transport) In a conveyor with cleated links for vertical transport, the maximum weight of the individual products is limited by the strength of the cleats and the life of the slide rails. Maximum weight on conveyor The total maximum weight is mainly limited by the drive unit capacity and by the tensile strength of the chain. Conveyor length/speed range The maximum conveyor length and speed depends on the total load and on the drive unit capacity. Series X conveyors The specifications in the data summary are valid for standard FlexLink conveyors as well as for Series X conveyors.

Conveyor comparison chart
XB 295 XH 103 XK 102 300 250 200 XB 175 XT 240 XT 320 XT 400 XT 480 XT 640 XK 102 XT

XS 44

XL 63

XM EM 83 82

XL X 63

XM X 83 150 XM 83

XH X 103

100 XL 63

Simplified end views of FlexLink conveyor beams, drawn to the same relative scale. Numeric values are widths in mm.

Legend: Light grey: conveyor beams. Dark grey: pallets. White: chain. XL/XM/XH X: stainless steel conveyor.

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Conveyor systems

Multiflexing conveyor components

Feet and support beams

Beam support brackets

Conveyor beams and bends

Drive units

Idlers

Slide rail

Conveyor chain

Guide rail brackets

Guide rails

Drip trays and drip pans

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Chain products XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product Plain chain
c
WC mm

XS XSTP 5

XL XLTP 5

XM XMTP 5

XH XHTP 5

XK XKTP 5/5A

44

63 XLTP 5 TF

83 XMTP 5 TF

103 XHTP 5 TF

102 XKTP 5 TF

Steel top chain
c
WC mm

63 XLTP 5 F…

83 XMTP 5 F…

103 XHTP 5 F…

102

Friction top chain
c
WC mm

63

83 XMTF 5 U…

103 XKTF 5 U…

Universal chain
c
WC mm

83 XLTF 5×* A… XMTF 5×* A… XHTF 5×* A…

102 XKTF 5×* A…

Cleated chain Type A
Wc
WC mm H mm

63 *4/5.5/9/12/17/30 XLTF 5×12 B…

83 *15/30

103 *15/20/30/40

102 *15/20/30/40

Cleated chain Type B
Wc
WC mm H mm

63 12 XLTF 5×* C…

Cleated chain Type C
Wc
WC mm H mm

63 *12/15/30 XSTF 5×* D…

Cleated chain Type D
Wc

WC mm H mm

44 *3/5.5/9/27 XSTF 5×* G…

Cleated chain Type G
Wc
WC mm H mm

44 *3/5/9 XMTE 5 B

Flexible cleat chain Type B
Wc
WC mm

83 XMTE 5 C

Flexible cleat chain Type C
Wc

WC mm

83

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Chain products XS, XL, XM, XH, XK (continued)
Product Flexible cleat chain Type D
Wc

XS

XL XLTE 5 D

XM XMTE 5 D

XH

XK

WC mm

63 XLTR 5

83 XMTR 5 XHTR 5

Roller top chain
Wc
WC mm

63

83 XMTF 5×* R…

103 XHTF 5×46 R…

Roller cleat chain
Wc
WC mm H mm

83 *23/46

103 46

Conveyor beams XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product Conveyor beam, standard
WB mm H mm L m

XS XSCB * 45 65 *3/6/L

XL XLCB * 65 65 *3/6/L

XM XMCB * 85 75 *3/6/L

XH XHCB * 105 75 *3/6/L XHCB * R

XK

H WB

Conveyor beam, reinforced
WB mm H mm L m

105 75 *3/6/L XKCB *

H WB

Conveyor beam XK, standard
WB mm H mm L m

H WB

105 95 *3/6/L XKCB * N

Conveyor beam XK, Type N
WB mm H mm L m

H WB

105 95 *3/6/L

Tools and accessories for conveyor beams
• • • Slide rail Connecting strip T-slot cover • • • Beam section for chain installation Drill fixture for slide rail Mounting tool for slide rail

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Conveyor beam support brackets XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product Beam support bracket Type A Aluminium
WD mm WS mm H mm

XS XLCT …

XL XLCT …

XM XLCT …

XH XLCT …

XK XLCT …

WS
WD

H

87 64/88 100/125/135/158 XSCS *

107 64/88 100/125/135/158 XLCS *

127 64/88 100/125/135/158 XMCS * B

147 64/88 100/125/135/158 XHCS * B

147 64/88 100/125/135/158 XHCS 88 B XKCS 88 R

Beam support bracket Type B Aluminium
WD
WD mm WS mm

87 *44/64 XLCS 64 P

107 *44/64/88 XLCS 64 P XMCS 64 P

127 *64/88 XMCS 64 P XHCS 64 P

147 *64/88 XHCS 64 P

147 88

WS

Beam support bracket Type B Polyamide

WS

WS mm

44

44/64 XLCU 73

44/64 XLCU 73

64 XLCU 73 XLCU 103

Beam support bracket Type C Aluminium

WS
WS mm

88

88

88

88

Drive units and idler units XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product End drive units XS XSEB * HL/HR XL XLEB * HL/HR XM XMEB * HL/HR XH XHEB * HL/HR XK XKEB * L/R XKEB ** HL/HR *5–50 **3–25 1250/2500 XKEB * LP/RP *5–50 1250 XKEB * LD/RD *5–50 1250 106/150–350

v m/min Fmax N

*5–60 500 XSEB * HLP/HRP

*5–60 500 XLEB * HLP/HRP/ HNLP**/HNRP** *5–60(**5–40) 500(**350) XLEB * HLD/HRD *5–60 500 66/110–350 XLER * HL/HR

*5–60 1250 XMEB * HLP/HRP/ HNLP**/HNRP** *5–60(**5–40) 1250(**350) XMEB * HLD/HRD *5–60 1250 86/130–350 XMER * HL/HR *5–25 200 XMEC * HL/HR

*5–60 1250 XHEB * HLP/HRP *5–60 1250 XHEB * HLD/HRD *5–60 1250 106/150–350 XHER * HL/HR *5–25 200 XHEC * HL/HR

End drive units, direct drive
v m/min Fmax N

*5–60 500 XSEB * HLD/HRD

End drive units, double
v m/min Fmax N c/c mm

*5–60 500 55/90–350

Intermediate drive units
v m/min Fmax N

*5–25 200 XLEC * HL/HR

Catenary drive units

XKEC * L/R XKEC ** HL/HR *5–30 **3–25 1250/2500

v m/min Fmax N

*5–25 500

*5–25 1250

*5–25 1250

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Drive units and idler units XS, XL, XM, XH, XK (continued)
Product End drive units for wedge conveyors XS XL XLEB * HLGP/HRGP XM XMEB * HLGP/HRGP XH XK

v m/min Fmax N

*5–60 500 XLED *H

*5–60 1250 XMED *H

Synchronous drive units for wedge conveyors

v m/min Fmax N

*5–55 500 XSEW 180/* H XLEW 180/* H *5–30 200 XLEJ 320 XLEK 90R40* 180°/*90°

*5–55 1250 XMEW 180/* H *5–30 200 XMEJ 315 XMEK 90R50* 180°/*90° XHEW 180/* H *5–30 200 XHEJ 325 XHEK 90R50* 180°/*90° XKEW 180/* *5–30 200 XKEJ 350 XKEK 90R70* 180°/*90°

Horizontal bend drive units
v m/min Fmax N

*5–30 200 XSEJ 200 180°

Idler units

Bends XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product Horizontal wheel bends
α

XS XSBH *R150

XL XLBH *R150

XM XMBH *R160

XH XHBH *R170

XK XKBH *R200

R

α° R mm

*30/45/90/180 150 XSBP *R**

*30/45/90/180/ 210/E(5–180) 150 XLBP *R**

*30/45/90/180/ 210/E(5–180) 160 XMBP *R**

*30/45/90/180/ 210/E(5–180) 170 XHBP *R**

*30/45/90/180 200 XKBP *R**

Horizontal plain bends
α R

α° R mm

*30/45/60/90 **500/700/1000 XSBV *R300

*30/45/60/90 **500/700/1000 XLBV *R** R300: *5/7/15/30/ 45/60/90/E(5–90) R1000: *7/30/45/ 50/90/E(5–90) R1225: *30/45 **300/1000/1225

*30/45/60/90 **500/700/1000 XMBV *R** R400: *5/7/15/30/ 45/60/90/E(5–90) R1000: *45/90/ E(5–90) **400/1000

*30/45/60/90 **500/700/1000 XHBV *R** R400: *5/7/15/30/ 45/60/90/E(5–90) R1000: *45/90/ E(5–90) **400/1000

*30/45/60/90 **500/700/1000 XKBV *R750 *5/15/30/45/60/ 90/E(5–90) 750

Vertical bends
α

α°
R

*5/30/45/60/90/ E(5–90) 300

R mm

Accessories XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product Angle plates
WA

XS

XL XLRP *

XM XHRP * 40 *3/6 XMRM * 40 *90/180

XH XHRP * 40 *3/6 XHRM * 40 *90/180

XK XHRP * 40 *3/6 XKRM * 40 *90/180

WA mm L m

25 *3/6 XLRM *

Angle plates for bends
WA α

WA mm α°

25 *90/180

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Accessories XS, XL, XM, XH, XK (continued)
Product Drip trays
L m W mm

XS XSDT *×87 B *3/6 87 XSDH *×87 B

XL XLDT *×107 B *3/6 107 XLDH *×107 B XLDH *×107 BW *30/45/90/180 107 XLDV *×107 BU XLDV *×107 BUW XLDV *×107 BL XLDV *×107 BLW XLDV 90×107 B XLDV 90×107 BW *30/45/60/90 90 107

XM XMDT *×127 B *3/6 127 XMDH *×127 B XMDH *×127 BW *30/45/90/180 127 XMDV *×127 BU XMDV *×127 BUW XMDV *×127 BL XMDV *×127 BLW XMDV 90×127 B XMDV 90×127 BW *30/45/60/90 90 127

XH XHDT *×147 B *3/6 147 XHDH *×147 B XHDH *×147 BW *30/45/90/180 147 XHDV *×147 BU XHDV *×147 BUW XHDV *×147 BL XHDV *×147 BLW XHDV 90×147 B XHDV 90×147 BW *30/45/60/90 90 147

XK XKDT *×147 *3/6 147 XKDH *×147 A XKDH *×147 AW *30/45/90/180 147 XKDV *×147 U XKDV *×147 UW XKDV *×147 L XKDV *×147 LW XKDV 90×147 A XKDV 90×147 AW *30/45/60/90 90 147

W

Drip pans for horizontal wheel bends
α
α°

*30/45/90/180 87 XSDV *×87 BL XSDV *×87 BU XSDV 90×87 B

W

W mm

Drip pans for vertical bends

W α
α° W mm

*30/45/60/90 90 87

Guidance XS, XL, XM, XH, XK
Product Front piece
W
L m W mm

XS XSVF * *3/6 110/160 XLRS *×**… 5048965***
W
L m W mm

XL XLVF * *3/6 130/180 XLRS *×**… 5048965*** *3/6, 3*** **10/15 ***∅12 5050902 32,5 348 XLRG * 67/90/115/140 (WR=10 mm) *230/212/187/162 XLRB …

XM XMVF * *3/6 170/270 XLRS *×**… 5048965*** *3/6, 3*** **10/15 ***∅12 5050902 32,5 348 XLRG * 87/110/135/160 (WR=10 mm) *230/212/187/162 XLRB …

XH XHVF * *3/6 190/290 XLRS *×**… 5048965*** *3/6, 3*** **10/15 ***∅12 5050902 32,5 348 XLRG * 107/130/155/180 (WR=10 mm) *230/212/187/162 XLRB …

XK XKVF * *3/6 190/290 XLRS *×**… 5048965*** *3/6, 3*** **10/15 ***∅12 5050902 32,5 348

Guide rail profiles

*3/6, 3*** **10/15 ***∅12 5050902

Flexible roller module guide rail
W
W mm L mm

32,5 348 XLRG *

Guide discs for wheel bends
WR WT
WT mm ∅ mm

56/80/104/130 (WR=10 mm) *230/212/187/162 XLRB …

Fixed guide rail brackets, aluminium
WT
WT mm

XLRB …

47–205 XLRB … C

67–225 XLRB … C

87–245 XLRB … C

107–265 XLRB … C

107–215

Fixed guide rail brackets, polyamide
WT
WT mm

47–105

67–125

87–145

107–165

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Guidance XS, XL, XM, XH, XK (continued)
Product Adjustable guide rail brackets, aluminium
WT
WT mm

XS XLRA …

XL XLRA …

XM XLRA …

XH XLRA …

XK XLRA …

0–109 XLR ...

0–129 XLR ...

29–149 XLR ...

49–169 XLR ...

49–119 XLR ...

Adjustable guide rail brackets, polyamide
WT

WT mm

0–… XCBB … etc.

0–… XCBB … etc.

0–… XCBB … etc.

0–… XCBB … etc.

0–… XCBB … etc.

Built-up guide rail brackets
WT
WT mm

61–…

81–…

101–…

121–…

121–…

Pallet handling components XL, XM, XK
Product Pallets
L W
W×L mm

XL XLPP 100×100

XM XMPP *

XK XKPP *

100×100 XLCB See Beams, XL XLTP 5 See Chains, XL XLRB 29×36 XLRS *×10 FL 3904897/*3904896

*150×120/150×150 /150×200/150×250 XMCB See Beams, XM XMTP 5 See Chains, XM XLRB 49×42 XLRS *×15 3904899/*3904898

*200×150/250×225 /300×300 XKCB See Beams, XK XKTP 5 See Chains, XK XKRB 30×70 XKRS 3×42 XKRS 3×100 3927174 3927173* 3927172** 3927171*** 30/*45/**90/***180 3927170 3927169* 3927168** 3927167*** 30/*45/**90/***180

Conveyor beam Conveyor chain Fixed guide rail brackets, aluminium Straight guide rail Outer guide rail for bend
α
α°

90/*180 3905239/*3905238

90/*180

Inner guide rail for bend
α
α°

90/*180 XLPD 20×10 XMPD 20×10 E

Pallet stop device

XKPD 32×15 XKPD 32×15 L

Pallet locating station

XLPX 100 A

XMPX 150 A

XKPX 175

Pallet transfer station

XMPT 150×165

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Pallet handling components XL, XM, XK (continued)
Product Diverter kits
W

XL

XM

XK XKPJ * DL/DR/DLW/DRW

Merge kits
W

XKPJ * ML/MR/MLW/ MRW

Combined divert-merge kits
W

XKPJ * CL/CR/CLW/CRW

Pallet handling system accessories
• • • Slide blocks for pallets Shock absorbers for pallets Shaft and roller kits for pallets • • • Bracket for proximity switch Initiator plates for pallets Drip pans for XK pallet divert/merge kits

Modular pallet conveyor system XT
Ten standard pallet sizes
FlexLink system XT is a twin-track pallet-only conveyor system featuring a plastic chain. The system is especially well suited for manual and automatic assembly and test systems in automotive and electrical/electronics industries. The XT system is based on standard pallets in sizes from 240×240 mm up to 640×640 mm, including rectangular sizes.
Conveyor modules Straight conveyor XTUC XTUC S11 Compact...* XTUC S51 ...**

Configurable modules
The system consists of a selection of highly configurable standard modules: eight basic types of conveyor modules, four types of support modules, seven types of transfer modules, and four types of workstation modules. Stop and locating function modules are also available.

Conveyor modules U shape conveyor

XTUC XTUC U51/U52 ...

L

L
J shape conveyor

v m/min L m

5–20 *0,24–3,02 **0,84–25 XTUC J51/J52 ... Z shape conveyor

v m/min Ltot m

5–20 –25 XTUC Z51/Z52 ...

v m/min Ltot m

5–20 –25 XTUC L51/L52 ... F shape conveyor

v m/min Ltot m

5–20 –25 XTUC F51/52 ...

L shape conveyor

v m/min Ltot m

5–20 –25 XTUC Q51/Q52 ...

v m/min Ltot m

5–20 –25

Closed loop conveyor

L
v m/min L m

5–20 –6

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Modular pallet conveyor system XT (continued)
Support modules Single module support XTUF XTUF S01A ... Lift-and-locate module XTUL P12 ...

H
H mm

Lift-and-rotate module 500–1500 XTUF S02A... Workstation modules

180°

XTUR P11 ...

Parallel module support

XTUW XTUW R11 A...

H
H mm

Workstation module R11 500–1500 XTUF S03A...
v/vx m/min mmax kg L m

L
5–20/15(18) 30 @6 bar 0,8–3 XTUW M11 A ...

Two-level module support

H
H mm

532–1500 XTUF S04 ...

Workstation module M11

Wheel bend support

L1
v/vx m/min mmax kg L1 m L2 m

H
H mm

5–20/15(18) 30 @6 bar 0,8–3 0,2–3 XTUW T11 A ...

500–1500 XTUT XTUT S10/11/12 A ...

L2

Transfer modules Transfer module S

Workstation module T11

L
mmax kg v m/min

30 @6 bar 15/18 (50 Hz/60 Hz) XTUT R11/12 A ...
v/vx m/min mmax kg L m

5–20/15(18) 30 @6 bar 0,9–3 XTUW Q51 A ...

Transfer module R

Workstation module Q51

L
mmax kg v m/min

30 @6 bar 15/18 (50 Hz/60 Hz) XTUT M11/12 A ...

Transfer module M

v/vx m/min mmax kg L m

5–20/15(18) 30 @6 bar 2–6

mmax kg v m/min

System XT accessories
30 @6 bar 5–20 XTUS/XTUL XTUS P11 ...

Stop/locate modules Stop module

Pallet conveyor system XT also includes a large number of accessories, including pallets 240×240 mm to 640×640 mm, pallet stop devices, pneumatic transfers, and locating stations.

Locating function module

XTUL P11 A ...

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Wide chain conveyor system XB
Product Plain chain
c

XB 175 XBTP 3A175

XB 295 XBTP 3A295

WC mm

175 XBTP 3A175 F...

295 XBTP 3A295 F...

Friction top chain
c

WC mm

175 XBTL 175×46 R

295

Roller cleat link
H

H mm
c

46 175 XBCB *A175 XBCB **A85 XBCB ***A H XBCB *A295 XBCB **A85 XBCB ***A H 300 75 *3/L (max 3 m) **3/L ***3/L XBEB * A295 LP/RP XBEB * A295 LPB/RPB** *5–60 1250 XBEJ A295

WC mm

Conveyor beam section (assembled) Conveyor beam (mid-section)** Conveyor beam (outer-section)***
WB mm H mm

182 75 *3/L (max 3 m) **3/L ***3/L XBEB * A175 LP/RP XBEB * A175 LPB/RPB**

WB

L m

End drive units, no slip clutch End drive unit with slip clutch**
v m/min. Fmax N

*5–60 1250 XBEJ A175

Idler end unit

180° Horizontal plain bends XBBP *A175R**

180° XBBP *A295R**

α R

α° R mm

*30/45/60/90 **500/700/1000 XBBV *AR750

*30/45/60/90 **700/1000 XBBV *AR750

Vertical bends
α

α° R mm

*5/15 750 XLCT …

*5/15 750 XLCT …

R

Beam support bracket Type A, aluminium

WS
WD

H

WD mm WS mm H mm

224 64/88 100/125/135/158 See Guidance, page 18 XLRB .../*XLRB ... C

344 64/88 100/125/135/158 See Guidance, page 18 XLRB .../*XLRB ... C

Guide rail profiles Fixed guide rail brackets, aluminium/*polyamide
WT
WT

WT mm

184–342/*184–242

304–462/*304–362

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Wide chain conveyor system XB (continued)
Product Adjustable guide rail brackets, aluminium
WT
WT mm

XB 175 XLRA ...

XB 295 XLRA ...

126–246 XLR ...

246–366 XLR ...

Adjustable guide rail brackets, polyamide
WT

WT mm

0–... XCBB ... etc.

0–... XCBB ... etc.

Built-up guide rail brackets
WT

WT mm

198–...

318–...

Stainless steel conveyor system Series X
Product Plain chain
c
WC mm

XL XLTP 5

XM XMTP 5

XH XHTP 5

63 XLTP 5 F...

83 XMTP 5 F...

103 XHTP 5 F...

Friction top chain
c
WC mm

63 See XL, XM, and XH XLCBX *

83 See XL, XM, and XH XMCBX *

103 See XL, XM, and XH XHCBX *

Other chains Conveyor beam

H WB

WB mm H mm L m

65 64,2 *3/L (max 3 m) XLEBX * HLP/HRP

85 75 *3/L (max 3 m) XMEBX * HLP/HRP

105 75 *3/L (max 3 m) XHEBX * HLP/HRP

End drive units

v m/min. Fmax N

*–60 – XLEJX 320

*–60 – XMEJX 315

*–60 – XHEJX 325

Idler end unit

180° Horizontal wheel bends
α

180° XMBHX *R160

180° XHBHX *R170

XLBHX *R150

α°

*30/45/90/180 150

*30/45/90/180 160

*30/45/90/180 170

R

R mm

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Stainless steel conveyor system Series X (continued)
Product Horizontal plain bends XL XLBPX *R** XM XMBPX *R** XH XHBPX *R**

α R

α° R mm

*90 **500/1000 XLBVX *R300

*90 **500/1000 XMBVX *R400

*90 **500/1000 XHBVX *R400

Vertical bends
α
α°

*5/15 300 XLCTX 125

*5/15 400 XMCTX 125

*5/15 400 XHCTX 125

R

R mm

Beam support bracket Type A

H WD

WD mm WS mm H mm

148 80 125 5048965

148 80 125 5048965 3

148 80 125 5048965 3

Guide rail profiles
W
L m W mm

3

∅12
XLR ...

∅12
XLR ...

∅12
XLR ...

Adjustable guide rail brackets, polyamide
WT

WT mm

0–...

0–...

0–...

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Modular conveyor system EM
Four types of modules
The EM conveyor system includes four different modules delivered as pre-assembled sections. Various options for each module can be selected in terms of track length, horizontal and vertical bends and guide rails. Five types of guide rail configurations are available. Max. total conveyor length is 8 m. The sections are quick and easy to assemble.
Conveyor modules Straight module
L R

EM EM ... S1...

L1
v m/min. L1min. mm

SEW 5–31/6–39 (50 Hz/60 Hz) Bonfiglioli 5–35/6–41 (50 Hz/60 Hz) 739 EM ... L1/L2...

L shape module
L R
L R

L2

L2
v m/min.

SEW 5–31/6–39 (50 Hz/60 Hz) Bonfiglioli 5–35/6–41 (50 Hz/60 Hz) 721 721 EM ... U1/U2...

L1

L1

L1min. mm L2min. mm

U shape module
L R

L

R

L3 L1

L3 L1

v m/min. L1min. mm L2min. mm L3min. mm

SEW 5–31/6–39 (50 Hz/60 Hz) Bonfiglioli 5–35/6–41 (50 Hz/60 Hz) 721 509 721 EM ... Z1/Z2...

L2

L2

Z shape module
L R

L

R

L3

L3
v m/min.

SEW 5–31/6–39 (50 Hz/60 Hz) Bonfiglioli 5–35/6–41 (50 Hz/60 Hz) 721 509 721

L1

L1

L2

L2

L1min. mm L2min. mm L3min. mm

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Structural systems
Introduction

Standard components
FlexLink structural systems XC and XF are well balanced ranges of standard components which can be combined to form almost any structure. The structural systems are used within a wide range of applications. Structural system XC offers sturdy components with high load capacity for both static and linear motion systems. It also offers pneumatic components and easy interfacing to the FlexLink conveyor and linear drive unit product lines. Structural system XF consists of light, yet sturdy components, with emphasis on enclosure applications. The systems are both very flexible and permits quick and easy changes and adjustments at any time. Attractive styling and reusability make them equally suitable for prototype and temporary designs as well as production quantities. Designing and building a structure is simple and straightforward, and the resulting design retains the flexibility typical of all products from FlexLink Systems.

XC – heavier frameworks and machine stands
FlexLink structural system XC is based on the module 44 mm and offers sturdy components which provide high load capacity for both static and linear motion systems. It is used within a wide range of applications, from frameworks, work benches and enclosures to special machinery, pick and place units and gantry robots. Structural system XC also serves as the key to all other FlexLink standard systems.

XF – compact and light enclosure applications
The FlexLink XF system is based on the module 30 mm. It consists of a range of standard components, with emphasis on enclosure applications.

General product information
Structural system XC/XF
Features A wide range of modular extruded aluminium beams with uniform T-slots. Standard component assortment for every application area. Easy to assemble, adjust, and dismantle using simple hand tools. Short time from concept to finished design. No welding or painting necessary. Pneumatic connectors extend usefulness of beams. XC
11 44/88/132/176

44/88

44

30/60

XF Examples of application areas Frameworks, workbenches, enclosures, special machinery, pick-and-place units, gantry robots

7

30

30

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Beams
Product Support beams Enclosure beams Small beams
A B

XC XCBM … XCBL … XCBA … XCBB … XCBR …

XF XFBM … XFEB …

L m A×B mm

3/6/L 24×24/…/88×176

3/L 30×30/30×60

Connectors
Product Angle brackets
A B
A×B mm

XC XLFA … XMFA …

XF XFFA …

24×33/…/80×124 XCFB …

28×28/27×27 XFFB …

Mounting plates
A B
A×B mm

44/64/88×100 44/64×120 44/88×145 XCAN … XLAQ … XLCJ … XCEC 12 XCFP 75 XCAF … XCAD 10/18 XMRX 20 A XMRY … XMRW …

30×70

Slot fasteners

XFAN … XFAF …

Small fittings

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Feet
Product Feet, aluminium XC XCFF 44×130/ 64×210*/88×260**
H mm A×B mm

XF

B A

H

120/*150/**170 130×130/*210×210 /**260×260 XEFG 64 D/64 T/70 T

Feet, polyamide
A

H

H mm A mm

140 200 XCFB 44/88 F*

Foot plates

B A
A×B mm

100×100/*145×145 XCFS 8×40×43 XCFS 12×60×71* XCFS 12×68** XLFS 8*** XLFS 20 P**** XFFS 6×30

Adjustable feet
F H
H mm Fmax N

74/*106/**125/***56/****103 12000/*15000/**2500/***400/ ****500 XCAG 80 A XCAG 80 BA

50 400

Castors

H mm Fmax N

108 600 XCFE… XFFE 30×60 M6

End plates

B A
A×B mm

44×44/…/88×88 XCFA 170 S

30×60 XFFA 100 S

Floor attachment brackets

C

B

A

A×B×C mm

40×57×170

20×46×95

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Enclosure components
Product Profiles for sliding door* Slide strip**/***
D D
L m D mm

XC XLFL* XLFR 3** XCET 3 D*** *(3/L)/**3/***3 **6/***4–5 XCBL *×44 T2 /..T2A/..T3 XCEP **×***
A B A
α° L m A×B mm

XF XFET 3 D**

3 4–5 XFEB *×30/..T3/..T2 XFEB *×30/30 /../45/..60** *3/L 30×30 **30/45/60 XFET 3 A XFET 3 C XFET 3 D XFAC 3 T 3 XFAH 110 A XFAH 110 B XFAM 6*

Profiles for enclosures
B

*(3/6/L)/**(3/L) 44×44 ***5×44/10×44 – XCET 25 * XCET 3 A XCET 3 C XCET 3 D

Enclosure strips

L m

*25/3 XCAH 50 XCAH 110 A XCAM 14*

Hinges Multiblock*

Handle

XDEH 160

XDEH 160

Enclosure connectors

XFEF 30

Corner bracket kit

5053010

Ball latch lock kit

XCEL 60 B XCEL 60 BA

XFEL 60 B XFEL 60 BA

Safety switch kits

XFEL 60 WA XCEL 60 WA

XFEL 60 W XFEL 60 WA

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Components for linear motion
Product Sliding element for T-slot
B A
L mm A×B mm

XC XCLB 20×30 30 20×22 XCLE 34×52 XCLE 34×80 A* XCLP **×44***
B
L mm

XF XFLB 25×50 50 25×12

Sliding elements for guide profile Guide profile***
A A B

*** Wheels Wheel yoke*
W

52/*80/**(3/6/L m) 35×18/*35×18/***44×21 XCAW 48/48 G XCAY 44*

A×B mm

∅ A B
∅ mm W mm A×B mm

48 28 *44×44 XCLU 10×44 R/RE/L/LE XCLJ 10×3* XCLS 10×**

Runners for steel shaft (bearing housings) Steel shaft* Shaft support profile**
B A ∅
∅ mm L m A×B mm

*10 *3/**(3/L) 55×44 XCLZ 250×132/300×220 XCLY *×88×15* XCLY *×88×68* XCLY *×88* XDLJ 6×3** XCLJ 10×3***

Roller units (saddles) for linear beams Linear beams* Steel shaft**/***
A
A mm L m ∅ mm

250/300 *(3/6/L)/**3/***3 **6/***10

Components for rotating motion
Product Joint Extruded joint* XC XCFJ 44 XCFJ 75 E* XF

A

B

A×B mm

44×44

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Conduit element
Product Conduit element (cable ducts)
L m A×B mm

XC XCCD *×** XCCC *×*** *3/L **22(×22)/44(×44) /44×88/88(×88) ***44(×44)/88(×88)

XF

Pneumatic components
Product End plates
D B A
D mm A×B mm

XC XCPE 44 G1/4 XCPE 44×88 G3/8* XCPE 88 G1/2** 12/*15/**15 44×44/*44×88/**88×88 XCPE 44×88 C/CM6 XCPE 88 C*/CM6*
D mm A×B mm

XF

Connection plates
D B A

15 44×88/*88×88 3905090

Pneumatic connector

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Linear drive units
Introduction

LGZ3 Screw drive LFZB Belt drive

L55 Screw drive

L75 Belt drive

L100 Screw drive

LRCB Belt drive

One or multiple axes
The linear drive units are designed to provide a flexible, reusable and modular platform for accurate movement in one or multiple axes. Basically, a linear drive unit consists of an extruded aluminium beam with an internal drive mechanism that is mechanically coupled to one or more external saddles. The motive power for the drive mechanism is supplied by an external motor. The beam offers optimum strength against bending and torsion while effectively protecting the drive mechanism. Saddle guides provide for a smooth saddle motion and a very low friction. Linear drive units are available in several sizes and with different types of drive mechanisms (screw or belt) and saddle guides, thus offering the users a full selection of features to suit the application at hand.

tomer-specific function is achieved with short lead time, both in engineering and assembly, and the flexibility for making future changes is always present. Thanks to the materials used in FlexLink products, there are very few limitations. Features such as chemical resistance, non-corrosiveness, and design for industrial operation have been built into the product from the initial development.

Applications
Application areas where you will find the linear drive units useful are, for example: • • • • • •
L75

Loading and unloading of parts to and from machines, conveyor lines, workstations, inspection stations, etc. Pick-and place applications Palletizing of parts for packaging Integrated into machine devices for internal handling of parts and components Scanning equipment Printing equipment
L100 Screw drive Belt drive LG10 ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ LF10 ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ LG10 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ LF10 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ LRCB LFZB LGZ3 Belt Belt Screw drive drive drive LRCB LFZB LGZ3 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗

Modular design
Like all FlexLink products, the linear drive units are modular in concept. A few standardized components can be integrated and combined into a complete system. A cusL55 Screw drive LG06 High speed Low speed Low load Medium load High load Low friction Shock load resistance Vertical application Harsh working environment High precision Maintenance Torsion strength ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ LF06 ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ Belt drive LG06 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ LF06 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ Screw drive LG07 ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ LF07 ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗

Belt drive LG07 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ LF07 ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗∗ ∗∗∗ ∗∗ ∗∗

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General product information
Screw drive, prism guide LG06(07/10)K(C)
Features High repeatability accuracy, adjustable play in guides, resistant to shock and vibration, guides lubricated for life Cost-effective solution for lower speeds and high loads. Excellent for horizontal movement but also good for vertical movement. Also available in stainless steel version.

Screw drive, ball guide LF06(07/10)K(C)
Features High precision, playfree guide, low friction, low drive torque, no stick-slip Used for lower speeds and high loads. Highest accuracy for horizontal as well as vertical movement.

Belt drive, prism guide LG06(07/10)B
Features High speed, resistant to shock and vibration, long life, silent, corrosion free, lubricated for life, adjustable play in guides Cost effective solution for high speed movement. Good for horizontal movement and also well suitable for many vertical movement applications. Also available in stainless steel and acid proof versions.

Belt drive, ball guide LF06(07/10)B
Features High speed, playfree guide, low friction, low drive torque, no stick-slip High speed and highest precision. Excellent for horizontal as well as vertical movements.

Belt drive, roller guide, LRCB
Features High speed capability, high moment capability, low level of maintenance required, low friction Especially suitable for high moment asymmetric loads, even at high speed.

Belt drive, ball guide LFZB
Features Movement along the Z-axis, high side load capacity, space-saving Excellent for vertical movement for example in a gantry styled palletizer. For high speeds and loads up to 50 kg.

Screw drive, sliding guide LGZ3
Features Telescopic movement along the Z-axis, high side load capacity, space-saving Excellent for vertical movement for example in a gantry styled palletizer. For heavy loads up to 750 kg.

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Linear drive units L55/L75/L100
Product Linear drive unit, screw drive
LS B A

L55 Prism guide Ball guide
A mm B mm Lmax m LS mm WS mm Stroke max m

L75 LG07K(C)... LF07K(C)... 86 92,5 5,0 218 84 4,7 LG07B... LF07B... 86/116 92,5 218 84 12,3 6,7 12,0 optionally

L100 LG10K(C)... LF10K(C)... 108 118,5 6,0 306 103 5,6 LG10B... LF10B... 108/120 118,5 306 103 12,3 6,6 12,9 optionally

LG06K(C)... LF06K(C)... 58 69 3,0 184 56 2,8 LG06B... LF06B... 58/86 69 184 56 7,0 6,7

WS

Linear drive unit, belt drive

Prism guide Ball guide
LS B A
A mm B mm LS mm WS mm Lmax m Stroke max m

WS

Linear drive unit, T-slot saddle
Linear drive unit, belt drive, roller guide
LS B A WS
A mm B mm LS mm WS mm Lmax m Stroke max m

LRCB... 88 111 306 220 12,3 6,5 11,8 optionally

Vertical linear drive unit
Linear drive unit, belt drive, ball guide
B A
A×B mm LS mm WS mm Lmax m Stroke max m

LFZB... 88×88 300 270 3 2,5

LS WS

Vertical telescopic drive unit
Linear drive unit, screw drive, sliding guide
DS WS L S
Stroke max (S) m WS mm DS mm Lmax m

LGZ3... 240 150 4,0 1,5

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