T-Flex500 series – Fold & Stack up to 2000 items/ hr
The T-FLEX500 series is a small piece folding & stacking solution for large output requirements.
The T-Flex500 allows the options to either
a) Just stacking flat fabrics
b) T-Flex 500-1: One lateral fold & stack (half fold)
c) T-Flex 500-2: Two lateral folds & stack (1/4 fold)
With speeds of up to 2,000 units/ hr, it has been designed to keep up with the highest output requirements in its industry.
The T-Flex500 can be used as either a stand-alone unit, or it can be connected to packaging equipment, such as our L-sealer LS-56.
- Cleaning Towels,
- Kitchen Towels,
- Table Cloth,
- other small Flat Textiles.
Minimum piece sizes:
T-Flex 500-1 (one lateral fold): L 12″ x W 12″, folds into a L 6″ x W 12″
T-Flex 500-2 (two lateral folds): L 24″ x W 12″, folds into a L 6″ x W 12″
Maximum piece sizes:
T-Flex 500-1 (one lateral fold): L 29″ x W 19″, folds into a L 14.5″ x W 19″
T-Flex 500-2 (two lateral folds): L 51″ x W 19″, folds into a L 12.75″ x W 19 ”
How the process works:
The pieces are folded by means of a reversing belts in combination with an air-blast. By keeping the pieces confined between the two sets of transport belts, a high quality & consistent fold is achieved.
After the folding section, the pieces are directed towards a high speed roll-off stacking system. As soon as the piece reaches its position on the slide, it stops and the slide is retracted.
The retraction movement is carried out by 2 oversized cylinders and controlled by an intelligent linear encoder. This way, the movement is carefully monitored and controlled, ensuring a long operating lifespan.
Pieces are collected on a lifting stacker. Once its preset stacking height is reached, the pile is put on the final collection belt. A couple of piles can be stored.
As the speed and height of the final belt is adjustable, it is easy to synchronize with any external packing machine.
The T-Flex500 has a PLC based control system and a color touchscreen. Creating or changing a folding program is very simple, due to operator-friendly layout and simple menu settings.
Return to Feed Conveyor:
The T-Flex500 can be connected to a conveyor conducting back to the operator. This can be single items or stacks.
In other cases, the T-Flex500 may be connected to a fully automated bagging solution, as well.
Additional Technical Specifications:
- Max. production capacity: 2000 pcs/hr
- Max. piece stacking height: Up to 50 pieces (depending on item thickness)
- Air pressure: 6 bar
- Air connection: 13mm
- Air consumption: 10 m3/hr
- Power supply: 3 x 380V/415, 50/60Hz or 208/240V, 50/60Hz (other supplies on request)
- Power consumption: 1 kWh
- Machine dimensions: 102″ x 40″ x 58″