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New SmartClamp™ Speeds and Simplifies Installation of Mechanical Belt Fasteners

October 09, 2009

Flexco has announced the introduction of the SmartClamp™ system for safe, efficient belt clamping in parts and package handling or other light-duty applications. It is designed to decrease downtime by significantly increasing the ease and speed of installation of Clipper® and Alligator® mechanical belt fasteners.



With its wedge grip design, SmartClamp quickly and safely permits pulling of belts with up to 2,000 lb (900 kg) of load. Each individual clamp is rated to 1,000 lb (450 kg) load. It is compatible with belt thicknesses ranging from 1/16 to 5/16 in. (1.5-8 mm).

The system is ready for use with the setting of just four SmartClamps, two each on the right and left hand sides of the belt. In doing so, users eliminate the need for time-consuming adjustments that prolong repairs during a breakdown situation.

SmartClamps feature a large impact plate, providing a large, sturdy striking surface. A return spring post holds wedges up, enabling users to quickly and easily slide the belt into clamping position. The clamps’ soft beveled edges also enhance belt engagement and provide a smooth transition from the clamp to the belt. Additional holding strength stems from SmartClamp’s textured lower wedge.
     
About Flexco
Flexco provides the world's belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services and solutions for mechanical splicing, belt cleaning, belt tracking, spillage and slippage. The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in California, Michigan, Mexico, England, Germany, Australia and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors, under the Flexco®, Mineline®, Rockline® and Eliminator® brand names.

For more information, visit Flexco's Web site at www.flexco.com, or contact the customer service department, Flexco, 2525 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515-4200, USA. Phone (630) 971-0150; fax (630) 971-1180.

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