With state-of-the-art technology, Novitool® Aero® Splice Press uses Flexco’s exclusive Aero Recipe Management Tool for consistently high-quality splices.
The air-cooled press is easier than ever to operate, producing endless splices in a fraction of the time of water cooled presses. The press has been updated with a larger effective heat zone, independent heating and cooling of press top and bottom, intuitive HMI controls, and USB connectivity with recipe management capabilities for increased splice quality.
The new Aero Recipe Management Tool makes endless splicing easier and more precise. Users can either manually enter or import recipes via a USB flash drive. Recipes are stored in groups on the Aero Press by belt manufacturer, customer, and other categories for easy organisation.
Users can recall saved recipes for specific belts, providing consistent, high-quality splice performance regardless of the operating technician.
Product manager at Flexco Michelle Young said: "The recent upgrades truly improve the performance of the Aero Press.
"Users can expect higher quality splices with the Aero Press. Its speed, ease of use, and portability reduces downtime, whether in a belt fabrication shop or on the job site."
The Aero Press still features a quick cycle time from 8 minutes per splice, which translates to less downtime for the end-user and more splices per hour in a belt fabrication workshop. Improved profitability can be a direct result of this high-speed efficiency. However, the splice zone has been increased from 120mm to 150mm to accommodate longer finger lengths and provide additional length when setting up the fingers for splicing.
The press boasts better heat and pressure during the splicing process, which produces superior finished splices. This faster processing time makes heating and cooling more efficient. Users can set different temperatures for both top and bottom heating elements, allowing them to modify the splice parameters to achieve ideal splicing results for the belt.
The integrated cooling system features fans positioned throughout both the top and bottom press beams, allowing the belt to cool down quickly for increased splice quality and reduced cycle time.
Young added: "Our testing has found that the quicker you cool down the belt, the less the fabric shrinks and the stronger the splice.
"Having cooling vents on both the top and bottom of the press makes our cooling process that much faster and our splices that much stronger."
Available in widths of 24", 36", 48", 60", 72", and 84" (625mm, 925mm, 1225mm, 1535mm, 1835mm, and 2135mm), the Aero can be used in most conveyor operations. The presses are offered in multiple voltage ranges, including the option of operating the 625, 925, and 1225 models with a 110V power source. The presses are designed to be compatible with multiple voltages. Simply select the press with the appropriate power cords for your application and the press will automatically accommodate the incoming voltage.
The Aero Press is ideal for use in the food processing and baking industries because of its integrated air cooling system. This cooling system requires no additional components, unlike water-cooled units, which run the risk of bacteria harboring in water containers.
The Aero Splice Press can be used in conjunction with other tools in the Novitool line, including the Pun M™ Mobile Finger Punch and the Ply 130™ Ply Separator.