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Dear Customer,
I am delighted to present our updated FlowTube catalogue. A large number of new items
are now available, an...
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO FLOWTUBE A
TUBES B
METAL JOINTS C
ROLLER TRACKS, ADAPTORS & GUIDES D
TUBE ADAPTORS E
PLASTICJOINT...
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A-2
FlowTube is a versatile modular component framework system, made up of steel tubes, rapid assembly st...
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A-3
Alternative To Fabrication
FlowTube is an effective alternative to welded or fabricated solutions. Tu...
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A-4
HOW IS FLOWTUBE SUPPLIED?
Flowstore Systems Ltd stocks and supplies the FlowTube system, from its bas...
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TUBES
COATED
STAINLESS
FLAT
SLIDE
L-SLIDE
FULL-SLIDE
GROOVED
SPIRAL
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B-2
Unit : mm
NUMBERING
SYSTEM Classification Item
Part No
Thickness
Weight
(g/m)
Type
Standard
LengthNor...
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B-3
Unit : mm
COLOUR
TABLE
Standard Length : 4000
Eco Tube Coated Tube
Ø28 x t 0.7 Ø28 x t 1.2 Ø28 x t 0....
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B-4
CHEMICAL
RESISTANCE OF
COATING TUBE
Chemical
Test
Method
Result
Chemical
Test
Method
Result
D- COAT A...
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B-5
THE ADVANTAGES
OF ECO-TUBE
1. Environmental
•ECO-tube is fully recyclable.
2. Economical
• 20% less t...
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METAL JOINTS - S-SERIES FEATURES
SURFACE TREATMENT & CODE NUMBER
• Newly developed and patented design fo...
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C-2
METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mm
Blue tube with
black joints
Stainless steel tube
...
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C-3
METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI
G-7BS
G-9S
G-13A...
G-21S G-24S
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C-4
METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mm
G-24S
Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW ...
G-30SG-28
G-25AS
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C-5
METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI...
G-34S G-44
G-101
G-103
G-60S
G-102
Unit : mm
G-60S
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C-6
METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
G-34S
Co...
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C-7
METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI
G-110SG-104G-104...
Unit : mm
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C-8
METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI
• Assemblies ar...
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C-9
METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI
GA-7S
GA-9S
GA-1...
Unit : mm
GA-21S GA-24S
GA-28 GA-30S
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C-10
METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
GA-24S
GA-28
Colours:...
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C-11
METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES)
Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI
GA-101
GA-103
G...
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ROLLER TRACKS
GP-35 SERIES
GP-40 SERIES
GP-60 SERIES
GP-70 SERIES
GP-85 SERIES
CURVED
ROLLER TRACK
UNIVER...
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D-2
ROLLER TRACKS
SPECIFICATION
ROLLERTRACK NUMBERING SYSTEM
WHEEL COLOURS
WHITE (STANDARD)
BLACK (ESD)
W...
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D-3
ROLLER TRACKS
Unit : mm
46
41.5
24.5
Ø34
25
CR40A/B CR40D
•	 Weight: 0.047 kg
•	 Standard Length: EAC...
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D-4
ROLLER TRACKS
Unit : mm
GP6033HA GPR7042B
GP7050BF
GPR7021BFS-2
UR4050
GPR7042BF
GP8525M
UR6067
GP601...
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D-5
ROLLER TRACKS
Unit : mm
GPR8542B GPR8542HA
GPR1021BFS SR-40
GP8543B GP8543HA
SR-40
GPR8542HA
GP8543HA...
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D-6
•		33	is	able	to	be	fixed	over	the	joint.		
•		The	Part	No.	of	33	is	GP-A33,	GP-B33.
33
ROLLER TRACKS...
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D-7
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
20pcs
Track Adaptor, 40...
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D-8
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)
•		33	is	able	to	be	fixed	over	the	joint.		
•		The	Part...
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D-9
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-35 Series)
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
Track Adaptor, 35 Serie...
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D-10
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-60 Series)
•			33	is	able	to	be	fixed	over	the	joint.		
•		The	Pa...
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D-11
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-70 Series)
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
Track Adaptor, 70 Seri...
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D-12
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-85 Series)
•		33	is	able	to	be	fixed	over	the	joint.		
•		The	Par...
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D-13
ROLLER TRACKS GUIDES
Guide, Roller Track Narrow
Guide, 'Y' Track AdaptorRG-40A
RG-40C
Guide, Roller ...
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D-14
ROLLER TRACKS ACCESSORIES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joint, GP-35 Roller Track CapPRC-35 Plast...
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TUBE ADAPTORS
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E-2
TUBE ADAPTORS
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
• 33 is able to be fixed over the joint
•The Part No. o...
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COLOURS
Ivory
Grey
Black (ESD)
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
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F-2
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joint, Outer CapGAP-03
Plastic...
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F-3
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joint, Spacer ClipGAP-08
Plast...
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F-4
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joints, Sheet Holder ClipGAP-1...
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F-5
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joint, 6-WayGAP-26B
Plastic Jo...
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F-6
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joint, 5-WayGAP-28B Plastic Jo...
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F-7
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Joints, Shelf Angle Bracket Do...
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F-8
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
Material - ABS Unit : mm
Plastic Profile, Cable Duct / SleeveCD...
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F-9
Unit : mmMaterial - PVC
PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
L-TYPE
T-TYPE
U-TYPE
-TYPE
π
4000
4000
...
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ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
BRAKE STRIPS
LEVELLING FEET
THREADED INSERTS &
INNER CAPS
NAME P...
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G-2
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)
Unit : mm
CM-A AD SM
PC-A PC-B
PC-C PC-D
LK28S LK28A
Ac...
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G-3
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)
Unit : mm
HM28YA F-A
R-A HG-D
HK28WB
PS-A
Accessory, St...
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G-4
ACCESSORIES OTHER
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
Accessory, Band Hook Long
Accessory, Tube Hanger Ac...
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G-5
ACCESSORIES OTHER
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
GS-1024B Accessory, Sleeve Hanger 2-Hook B
Accessor...
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G-6
ACCESSORIES OTHER
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
RD 28.5 G
GP-SB
Accessory, Buffer Wheel 28.5mm Grey...
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G-7
ACCESSORIES OTHER
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
Tube
STS/Eco
Tube
Coated Tube
TubeTube
STS/Eco
Tube...
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G-8
ACCESSORIES LEVELLING FEET
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
Small-Type
Levelling Foot Levelling Foot
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G-9
ACCESSORIES THREADED INSERTS AND INNER CAPS
Unit : mm
Threaded Inserts
Coated Tube
Coated Tube
Coated...
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G-10
ACCESSORIES NAME PLATES / LABEL HOLDERS
G-21S G-21S
LH50 DG LH10411B
LH10410C
Slide Tube Mount Guide...
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G-11
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)
Unit : mm
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series...
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G-12
ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)
G-21S G-21S
TH40PA TH50PA
TH50YA
Slide Tube Mount Guid...
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G-13
ACCESSORIES TOWING BASE
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
Accessory, Tow Front Spring Bar
Accessory, T...
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G-14
ACCESSORIES UNISTRUT TOWING BASE
MBA-TWB-SP MB-TWC-BKT
MB-CMP MB-FKA
UNI P1000 / P1000 T MB-TWB-LP
M...
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THREADED
STEM
PLATED
CASTOR MOUNTS
CASTORS
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H-2
CASTORS THREADED STEM
Wheel Colours: Non Marking Rubber ESD Polyurethane
SWIVEL
SWIVEL BRAKE
S3STM12
...
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H-3
CASTORS PLATED
Wheel Colours: Non Marking Rubber ESD Polyurethane
SWIVEL
SWIVEL BRAKE
FIXED
S4180
SB4...
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H-4
CASTORS MOUNTING
Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW
• Weight : 0.102kg
• Q'ty/BOX : 150pcs
CM-100 Castor...
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FIXINGS
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I-2
FIXINGS
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TOOLS & ANCILLARIES
TOOLS
CONTAINERS & BINS
TOOL PANELS &
ACCESSORIES
DRAWER SLIDES
WORKTOPS
INFORMATION ...
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J-2
TOOLS
Spanner
Thin profile, drop
forged, hardened and
tempered chrome
vanadium.
The head is made
from...
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J-3
CONTAINERS & BINS
Robust quality rigid bins with reinforced sides.
Resistant to most alkalis, greases...
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J-4
TOOL PANELS & ACCESSORIES
Width Height
495 mm 457 mm
990 mm 457 mm
1486 mm 457 mm
1981 mm 457 mm
The ...
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J-5
TOOL PANELS & ACCESSORIES
Description
Maintenance Tools (Fig 1)
Maintenance Tools (Fig 2)
Electrician...
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J-6
DRAWER SLIDES
FlowTube offers a variety of drawer slides to suit every application.
The ball bearing ...
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J-7
WORKTOPS
Flowstore offers an array of multi-thickness boards that can be cut
to your individual speci...
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J-8
ESD WORKTOPS
Electrostatic Discharge can permanently damage or degrade
sensitive electronic component...
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J-9
CUSTOMISED WORKTOPS
Flowstore can provide a variety of worktop customization options.
Please see belo...
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J-10
INFORMATION BOARDS
Width Height
600 mm 600 mm
600 mm 900 mm
900 mm 600 mm
1200 mm 600 mm
1200 mm 900...
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J-11
CUSTOMISED STORAGE
The FlowTube dunnage bag system is constructed from reinforced
nylon sheet, which...
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J-12
CUSTOMISED STORAGE
This storage option can be supplied in various materials, each suited
for differe...
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LEAN MANUFACTURING
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K-2
LEAN MANUFACTURING
THE CAUSES OF
WASTE
THE 5S's
In the TPS there are 3 high level causes of waste:
Mu...
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K-3
LEAN MANUFACTURING
VISUAL
MANAGEMENT
KAIZEN
SMED
[SINGLE MINUTE
EXCHANGE OF DIES]
VALUE ADDING /
NON-...
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K-4
LEAN MANUFACTURING BENEFITS OF FLOWTUBE
KAIZEN
5S
Kaizen should be an ongoing process of incremental ...
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K-5
LEAN MANUFACTURING BENEFITS OF FLOWTUBE
FLOWRACKS
VISUAL
MANAGEMENT
SMED
[SINGLE MINUTE
EXCHANGE OF D...
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DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
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L-2
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
TERMINOLOGY It is quick to become familiar with terminology:‘G’joint componen...
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L-3
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
COMPONENT
APPLICATION
DIMENSIONS
Planning ahead will ensure a successful solu...
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L-4
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
DIMENSIONS
Most tube lengths are terminated within a joint ‘Head / Tail’, and...
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L-5
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ROLLERTRACKS
GRADIENTS
DESIGN OPTIONS
Gradient (%) Degrees (%)
1% 0.6
2% 1.2
...
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L-6
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ERGONOMICS
DESIGN CONCEPT
AND PLANNING
The ergonomics of the system need care...
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L-7
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
DESIGN CONCEPT
AND PLANNING Define Unit Loads/Weights Required
The second ste...
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L-8
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
DESIGN CONCEPT
AND PLANNING Mobile or Static?
When static, the feet are unlik...
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L-9
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
DESIGN CONCEPT
AND PLANNING Test Load Finished Unit
This is arguably the most...
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L-10
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
TERMS Lane Load
The term “lane load” is understood to mean the load acting o...
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L-11
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
TECHNICAL
CHARACTERISTICS Tube Deflection
The following tables set out bench...
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L-12
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
TECHNICAL
CHARACTERISTICS Gripping Joint Strength
With a bolt tightening tor...
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L-13
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
CASTOR &WHEEL
LOADING &
CONFIGURATIONS
Several considerations are needed whe...
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L-14
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
CASTOR &WHEEL
LOADING &
CONFIGURATIONS
Wheels can be divided into two main t...
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L-15
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
CASTOR &WHEEL
LOADING &
CONFIGURATIONS
WHEEL
CONFIGURATION
Castor / Wheel Co...
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L-16
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
WHEEL
CONFIGURATION 3x Swivel Castors
The arrangement provides good load cap...
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L-17
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
SECURING SHELVING
&TROLLEYS AGAINST
OVERTURNING
To ensure a FlowTube assembl...
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L-18
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
SECURING SHELVING
&TROLLEYS AGAINST
OVERTURNING
ASSEMBLY
Common Sense
When d...
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L-19
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ASSEMBLY Joint Assembly
Placed the tube against the joint arrester (possible...
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L-20
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ASSEMBLY Check that the joints are connected neatly so that the joint sleeve...
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L-21
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
Adapters, Accessories & Components
All other components are quick and easy t...
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L-22
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ASSEMBLY 3: Add cross-tubes
4: Attach castors
5: Fit track and guide at set ...
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L-23
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ASSEMBLY
BASIC GUIDANCE
6: Fit remaining levels
Maximum width/length
7: Add ...
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L-24
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
BASIC GUIDANCE Use of Crossbars
Crossbars are recommended for spans in exces...
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L-25
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
BASIC GUIDANCE Use of Diagonals
• There is a risk of twisting and instabilit...
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L-26
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
BASIC GUIDANCE
Roller Tracks
Calculating the length of the roller tracks (ro...
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L-27
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
BASIC GUIDANCE
Lateral Guides
The choice of lateral guide depends on the wei...
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L-28
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
BASIC GUIDANCE
Castors
Type of mounting:
For loads up to ~80 kg/castor
(Depe...
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L-29
DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
BASIC GUIDANCE
Feet
Attaching the feet
• The selection of the diameter of th...
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  1. 1. Dear Customer, I am delighted to present our updated FlowTube catalogue. A large number of new items are now available, and we have rearranged the section to make them easier to follow. of good ergonomic design and the elimination of wasted time and movement in designing versatile storage, handling and equipment assembly systems. In the mid 1990’s the company became the first in the UK to be involved in the supply of the modern tubular systems, which are now at the heart of lean manufacturing developments and kaizen techniques adopted worldwide. Building on its vast experience in all the main motor manufacturing companies in the UK, Flowstore has employed sales engineers with first hand knowledge of lean methods, and the practical application of kaizen and other continual improvement philosophies for factory and warehouse operations. In 2005 the company formed a specialist FlowTube division which has since expanded into Europe, In response to innovation and customers needs FlowTube has more than doubled its parts since 2005. In selecting Flowstore Systems Ltd and the FlowTube product in particular, you are not only obtaining high quality, good value components from a well respected and long established supplier, but finding a partner who is committed to the proper Where required, our Computer Aided Design department will create life-like 3D visuals ensuring you receive exactly what you want. Whether you choose to design and build FlowTube yourself, have it supplied pre-cut in kit form or have it delivered ready-built, you Assembly work carried out in our factory is thus controlled to a high degree, ensuring consistency and reliable quality. As the UK market leader in quality, service and value we are proud to partner with you in your goals for efficient solutions. Simon Dennis, Managing Director
  2. 2. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO FLOWTUBE A TUBES B METAL JOINTS C ROLLER TRACKS, ADAPTORS & GUIDES D TUBE ADAPTORS E PLASTICJOINTS,COMPONENTS&PROFILES F ACCESSORIES, FEET & INSERTS G CASTORS & MOUNTS H FIXINGS I TOOLS & ANCILLARIES J LEAN MANUFACTURING K DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE L GALLERY M DURAFLOW & LS2 N
  3. 3. www.FlowTube.com A-2 FlowTube is a versatile modular component framework system, made up of steel tubes, rapid assembly steel joints and an extensive range of components and accessories. The system is designed to suit a wide variety of applications including manual handling, storage, assembly and manufacturing. It can also be used for display and exhibition stands, and in commercial, retail and institutional applications. Solutions are simple to design, quick to assemble and are completely reusable, suiting environments where Kaizen (continuous improvement) or Lean Manufacturing methods are employed. Assembled solutions can be quickly and easily modified, changed or rebuilt into something completely different. Only basic technical skills are required to achieve desired results; assemblies can be quickly constructed without the need for special tooling and require no welding or painting. There is little waste, as structures can easily be modified or rebuilt. The tube and joint components may be reused to build new solutions allowing continuous and cost- effective improvement to designs. THE SYSTEM Tubes are steel pipes, nominally 28mm in outer diameter, ABS plastic-coated in various colour finishes or stainless steel. Painted finish available as special order. Joints comprise of interlocking steel bracket components, clamped over the tubes and fastened into position with captive nuts & socket head bolts. Accessories, including roller tracks, castors, hinges, latches and a wider range of other components fix to the tubular framework in a simple snap or clip on manner. Tools include a hacksaw to cut the tubes, a 5mm Allen key for rapid assembly of joints and a measuring tape to ensure solutions are cut and built to size. WHAT IS FLOWTUBE?
  4. 4. www.FlowTube.com A-3 Alternative To Fabrication FlowTube is an effective alternative to welded or fabricated solutions. Tubes, joints and accessories, supplied as standard stock items, are quick and clean to assemble, providing an effective means for producing a rapid solution, avoiding messy and time- consuming welding and painting operations. In addition all components are reusable, which means constructions can easily be modified and reconfigured to better suit the application or even recycled to create new equipment to suit different applications. Quick & Easy To Use FlowTube solutions are very quick and simple to design and assemble. Effective solutions for assembly lines, manufacturing cells, packing stations or almost any other material handling application can be quickly realised by operators to provide a working solution. FlowTube solutions typically use 30% less manpower than conventional systems to achieve the desired results. Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) FlowTube provides maximum flexibility to a solution with minimum material wastage, allowing the system to be continually updated, modified and improved in order to improve efficiency and improve suitability for specific storage requirements, assembly or manufacturing operations. Lean Manufacturing & Production FlowTube enables waste elimination, focussing resources on value added process, achieved by: • Space saving - solutions are created to maximise storage space and reduce footprint • Time saving - improve the flow of products, reducing waiting or TAKT times • Ergonomics - designs are tailored towards specific picking or assembly operations • Cost saving - waste is eliminated, defects minimised, production efficiency increases 1) Sketch... 4) Use...workstation ...garment rail, ...trolley! 2) Cut... 3) Assemble... WHY USE FLOWTUBE?
  5. 5. www.FlowTube.com A-4 HOW IS FLOWTUBE SUPPLIED? Flowstore Systems Ltd stocks and supplies the FlowTube system, from its base in Hayes, UK. Supply Options There are 3 main ways in which FlowTube can be supplied (1) Flowstore designs and supplies assembled solution (2) Flowstore designs and supplies kit solution, customer assembles (3) Flowstore supplies stock, customer designs & assembles FLOWSTORE CUSTOMER DESIGN CUT / PICK ASSEMBLE DELIVER(1) USE DESIGN CUT / PICK DELIVER(2) USEASSEMBLE PICK DELIVER(3) ASSEMBLE USEDESIGN CUT DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY SERVICE Flowstore Systems supports FlowTube in the UK and across Europe with a Sales Team whose members include Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing experts with experience using the FlowTube system in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry, plus a team of qualified CAD Engineers and an assembly team with safety accreditation and installation experience across the UK and Europe. Design Sales representatives visit site, to discuss, consult and advise, before offering a FlowTube solution for almost any material handling application. Sketches, design briefs and site visit notes are developed into technical drawings, using the latest CAD and design software. Following an order for a Flowtube designed solution, customers receive a detailed specification prior to manufacture and delivery including fully scaled and dimensioned drawings plus an optional 360° 3D view (using software available as a free download). Assembly Most customers choose to have their solutions delivered fully assembled. So, following drawing approval, Flowstore will build the solution in-house and deliver to customer, ready for use. Some larger solutions are delivered to site partially assembled, and then assembly completed on site by Flowstore’s installation team. CAD Team CAD Design Manufacturing Drawings Assembly
  6. 6. www.FlowTube.com TUBES COATED STAINLESS FLAT SLIDE L-SLIDE FULL-SLIDE GROOVED SPIRAL
  7. 7. www.FlowTube.com B-2 Unit : mm NUMBERING SYSTEM Classification Item Part No Thickness Weight (g/m) Type Standard LengthNormal Tube ESD Tube Coated Tube Coated Tube DP2807-X EP2807-X Ø28 x t 0.7 540 4,000 DP2809-X EP2809-X Ø28 x t 0.9 660 DP2810-X EP2810-X Ø28 x t 1.0 690 DP2814-X EP2814-X Ø28 x t 1.4 930 DP2820-X EP2820-X Ø28 x t 2.0 1,160 Slide Tube CS2807-X ES2807-X Ø28 x t 0.7 582 CS2810-X ES2810-X Ø28 x t 1.0 767 L-Slide Tube LS2810-X ELS2810-X Ø28 x t 1.0 500 Full Slide FS2807-X EFS2807-X Ø28 x t 0.7 505 FS2809-X EFS2809-X Ø28 x t 0.9 630 Flat Tube CF2807-X EF2807-X Ø28 x t 0.7 606 CF2810-X EF2810-X Ø28 x t 1.0 780 Black Stripe Tube - CL2807-X Ø28 x t 0.7 520 - CL2810-X Ø28 x t 1.0 690 Spiral Tube SP2809 Ø28 x t 0.9 630 4,000 Eco - Tube Powder Coated G2807-X EG2807-X Ø28 x t 0.7 475 G2812-X EG2812-X Ø28 x t 1.2 800 GI Tube Galvanized Iron Tube Z2808 Ø28 x t 0.8 550 4,000 Z2812 Ø28 x t 1.2 600 STS Tube Polished Tube S2807-PF Ø28 x t 0.7 450 4,000S2809-PF Ø28 x t 0.9 581 S2812-PF Ø28 x t 1.2 770 IV GN DN BU BS BU K G MG G DK BK W R YE O BR E L Normal Coated Tube Coated ESD Tube Normal Coated Slide Tube Coated ESD Slide Tube Normal Coated Flat Tube Coated ESD Flat Tube Coated Black Stripe Tube Eco-Tube ESD Eco-Tube STS Tube GI Tube L-Slide Tube L-Slide Tube ESD Full Slide L-Slide Tube ESD Spiral COLOUR CODE NUMBERING SYSEM FOR TUBE DP28 07-X Thickness 07 = t 0.7 08 = t 0.8 09 = t 0.9 10 = t 1.0 12 = t 1.2 14 = t 1.4 20 = t 2.0 Tubes DP EP CS ES CF EF CL G EG S Z LS ELS FS EFS SP Colour Code = Ivory = Green = Dark Green = Blue = Sky Blue = Dark Blue = Grey = Metallic Grey = Dark Grey = Black = White = Red = Yellow = Orange = Brown = Black ESD = Black Stripe ESD Ivory Example : Case of Coated Tube Ivory Ø28 x t1.0 is DP2810-IV TUBES = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
  8. 8. www.FlowTube.com B-3 Unit : mm COLOUR TABLE Standard Length : 4000 Eco Tube Coated Tube Ø28 x t 0.7 Ø28 x t 1.2 Ø28 x t 0.7 Ø28 x t 0.9 Ø28 x t 1.0 Ø28 x t 1.4 Ø28 x t 2.0 Ivory Green Dark Green Blue Sky Blue Dark Blue Grey Dark Grey Black White Red Yellow Orange Brown Spiral Ivory Grey Black Black Stripe Classification StandardColour NormalTubeESDTube ROLLING TUBE Spec. L Weight 1.5M 1,130g 1.8M 1,160g ECO TUBERG2812-L STS TUBERS2812-L TUBES Please note that the colours shown are for illustrative purposes only and may differ slightly from the actual tube colour. Please contact Flowstore for further information.
  9. 9. www.FlowTube.com B-4 CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF COATING TUBE Chemical Test Method Result Chemical Test Method Result D- COAT ABS COAT D- COAT ABS COAT Rust Preventative Oil Coating O Transmission Oil Coating O X Sodium Chloride (Sweat) Coating O X Hair Spray Coating O O Brake Oil Coating O X Permanent Solution Coating O O UV Ray Radiation O Pesticide Coating O O Cutting Oil Coating O X Sterilizer Coating O O Dishwashing Detergent Coating O Liquid Fertilizer Coating O O Laundry Detergent Coating O O Soybean Oil Coating O X Bathroom Detergent Coating O O Bleach Coating O O Methyl Ethyl Ketone Deposition X X Ethanol Deposition O O Ethylene Glycol Deposition O O Toluene Deposition X X FEATURES OF D-COAT TUBE 1. Test Condition – Test by depositing tube in or coating it with the designated chemical for 30 days 2. Notes - O : No change : Change was observed, but the tube is still usable. X : Resin melted or crack occurred. 1. Steel tube is coated with ABS. Then, the surface is coated again with the new material of PA ABS. 2. Compared to the conventional ABS coating tube, D-Coat Tube is outstanding in oil resistance and chemical resistance. In particular, salinity, rust preventative oil or cutting oil does not cause cracks or discolouration of the tube. 3. This product comes in a variety of colours for use in various items or per company’s image. 4. With outstanding durability, this tube is easily processed. Rustproof coating inside the tube provides superior corrosion resistance. D-Coat Tube is printed with‘D-COAT G.S.ACE’. TUBES
  10. 10. www.FlowTube.com B-5 THE ADVANTAGES OF ECO-TUBE 1. Environmental •ECO-tube is fully recyclable. 2. Economical • 20% less than coated tube • 35% less than ESD coated tube • 30% less than stainless steel tube 3. Colourful • Wider selection of colours and textures. 4. Chemical resistant • High resistant to oil, UV light, and corrosion. 5. Non-flammable • No emission of toxic fumes in fire. 6. Electrolytic Corrosion Free • Free of Electrolytic Corrosion. THE ADVANTAGES OF STAINLESS TUBE 1. Environmental • 100% recyclable. 2. High Strength & Durability • Surface resistant to light abrasion or contact with metal tools 3. High Oil & Chemical Resistance • High resistance to oil, solvents, bleaches, etc. 4. Non-Flammable • Inherently non-flammable. 5. Conductive • Inherently conductive Steel Tube Powder Paint Powder Paint Stainless Tube TUBES
  11. 11. www.FlowTube.com METAL JOINTS - S-SERIES FEATURES SURFACE TREATMENT & CODE NUMBER • Newly developed and patented design for Ø28 stainless steel tubes. • Excellent grip characteristics achieved by introducing series of protruded pyramids in contact with stainless steel tubes. • When used with coated tubes, grip is enhanced by 30% Code Surface Treatment Remarks BK Black Coating Non Chrome ZW Zinc Plating (White) Cro3 NI Nickel Plating Non Chrome METAL JOINTS
  12. 12. www.FlowTube.com C-2 METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mm Blue tube with black joints Stainless steel tube with zinc joints Black tube with nickel joints Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI Metal Joint, Right Angle Metal Joint, Inner Elbow Metal Joint, Straight Metal Joint, Crossover Short Metal Joint, Right Angle Short Metal Joint, Outer Elbow Metal Joint, Crossover Metal Joint, Swivel Head
  13. 13. www.FlowTube.com C-3 METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI G-7BS G-9S G-13AS G-14S G-8S G-12S G-13BS G-7CSMetal Joint, Swivel Tail Metal Joint, Parallel Metal Joint, Right Angle Slide Metal Joint, 45deg Right Metal Joint, Swivel Variable Metal Joint, Right Angle Double Metal Joint, 45deg Left Metal Joint, Swivel Head Double
  14. 14. G-21S G-24S www.FlowTube.com C-4 METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mm G-24S Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI Metal Joint, Mount Clamp Flat Metal Joint, Multipurpose Clamp Metal Joint, Parallel 2-Slide Metal Joint, Adjustable Shelf Clamp Metal Joint, Mount Clamp Round Metal Joint, Parallel 1-Slide Metal Joint, Right Angle Flat Metal Joint, Straight Slide
  15. 15. G-30SG-28 G-25AS www.FlowTube.com C-5 METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI G-25BS Colours G-28 Metal Joint, Mount Clamp Flat Slide Metal Joint, Parallel Interlock Metal Joint, Mount Clamp Round Slide Metal Joint, 30deg
  16. 16. G-34S G-44 G-101 G-103 G-60S G-102 Unit : mm G-60S www.FlowTube.com C-6 METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) G-34S Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI G-66 G-90S G-44Metal Joint, Straight Over Joint Metal Joint, 60deg Metal Joint, 90deg Metal Joint, Right Angle 28.6mm Tail Metal Joint, Straight Connector Metal Joint, Crossover Interlock Metal Joint, Right Angle 28.6mm Head Metal Joint, Right Angle Over Joint
  17. 17. www.FlowTube.com C-7 METAL JOINT COMPONENTS FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI G-110SG-104G-104 G-160S Metal Joint, Multi Connector Metal Joint, 160deg Metal Joint, 110deg
  18. 18. Unit : mm www.FlowTube.com C-8 METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI • Assemblies are for reference only and must be ordered in their component form. GA-1BS GA-3S GA-5S GA-2S GA-4S GA-6S GA-1S GA-6BS Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle Metal Joint Assembly, Elbow Metal Joint Assembly, Straight Metal Joint Assembly, Crossover Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle Short Metal Joint Assembly, 4-Way Metal Joint Assembly, 5-Way Metal Joint Assembly, Crossover Short
  19. 19. www.FlowTube.com C-9 METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI GA-7S GA-9S GA-13S GA-15S GA-8S GA-12S GA-14S Metal Joint Assembly, Swivel Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle Double Metal Joint Assembly, 45deg Metal Joint Assembly, Mount Clamp Metal Joint Assembly, Parallel Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle Slide Metal Joint Assembly, Swivel Double
  20. 20. Unit : mm GA-21S GA-24S GA-28 GA-30S www.FlowTube.com C-10 METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) GA-24S GA-28 Colours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI G-30S : 2pcs GA-27SGA-25SGA-25S Metal Joint Assembly, Multi Purpose Clamp Metal Joint Assembly, Parallel 2-Slide Metal Joint Assembly, Adjustable Shelf Clamp Metal Joint Assembly, Mount Clamp Slide Metal Joint Assembly, Parallel Interlock Metal Joint Assembly, Parallel 1-Slide Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle Flat Metal Joint Assembly, Straight Slide Metal Joint Assembly, Swivel Variable Metal Joint Assembly, 30deg
  21. 21. www.FlowTube.com C-11 METAL JOINT ASSEMBLIES FOR Ø28 (S-SERIES) Unit : mmColours: BK ZW NIBK ZW NIBK ZW NI GA-101 GA-103 GA-102 GA-110S GA-160S GA-34SGA-34S GA-104GA-104 GA-60SGA-60S Utility Model Patent GA-90S GA-44GA-44Metal Joint Assembly, Straight Over Joint Metal Joint Assembly, 60deg Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle 28.6mm Head Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle Over Joint Metal Joint Assembly, 110deg Metal Joint Assembly, Straight Connector Metal Joint Assembly, 90deg Metal Joint Assembly, Right Angle 28.6mm Tail Metal Joint Assembly, Multi Connector Metal Joint Assembly, 160deg
  22. 22. www.FlowTube.com ROLLER TRACKS GP-35 SERIES GP-40 SERIES GP-60 SERIES GP-70 SERIES GP-85 SERIES CURVED ROLLER TRACK UNIVERSAL ROLLER TRACK ADAPTOR BRACKETS GUIDES
  23. 23. www.FlowTube.com D-2 ROLLER TRACKS SPECIFICATION ROLLERTRACK NUMBERING SYSTEM WHEEL COLOURS WHITE (STANDARD) BLACK (ESD) WHITE / GREY (UNIVERSAL) GP4036A SERIES PITCH WHEELTYPE A: ROUND B: FLAT C: FLANGE D: LARGE HA: TAPER L: LONG M: MULTI BF: FLEXIBLE S: SLIM Series Part No. Load Capacity (kgf) Wheel Diameter (mm) Shaft Diameter (mm) Track Pitch (mm) Track Body Material Wheel Type Weight Per Metre (kg/m) Standard Length (m) Standard ESD 35 Series GP3533B 100 Ø28 Ø3 33.33 SPCC Ο Ο 0.820 3m/4m 40 Series GP4036A 150 Ø34 Ø4 36 SPCC (Galvanized Steel Chrome Free) Ο Ο 1.280 3m/4m GP4036B Ø34 Ø4 36 Ο Ο 1.280 GP4040A Ø34 Ø4 40 Ο Ο 1.280 GP4040B Ø34 Ø4 40 Ο Ο 1.280 GP4050C Ø49 Ø4 50 Ο Ο 1.280 GP4050D Ø43 Ø4 50 Ο Ο 1.400 GP4025M Ø34 Ø3.3 25 Ο Ο 1.100 CR40A 100 Ø34 Ø4 76 Ο Ο 0.047 each -CR40B Ø34 Ø4 76 Ο Ο 0.047 each CR40D Ø43 Ø4 76 Ο Ο 0.047 each GPR4040A 150 Ø34 Ø4 40 Ο Ο 1.150 3m/4m GPR4040B Ø34 Ø4 40 Ο Ο 1.150 UR4050 100 Ø43 Ø4 50 Ο 3m 60 Series GP6016S 100 Ø15 Ø4 16.66 SPCC Ο Ο 0.930 3m/4mGP6033B 150 Ø30 Ø4 33.33 Ο Ο 1.500 GP6033HA Ø30 Ø4 33.33 Ο 1.500 UR6067 200 Ø60 Ø5 67 AL Ο 2m 70 Series GP7050BF 200 Ø34 Ø5 50 SPCC Ο 1.852 3m/4m GPR7042B Ø34 Ø5 42 AL (Aluminium) 1.560 GPR7042BF Ø34 Ø5 Ο 1.600 GPR7021BFS-2 Ø17.6 Ø5 21 1.674 85 Series GP8525M 300 Ø34 Ø5 25 SPCC Ο Ο 2.300 3m/4m GP8543B Ø40 Ø5 43 Ο 2.600 GP8543HA Ø40 Ø5 43 Ο 2.600 GPR8542B Ø40 Ø5 42 AL (Aluminium) Ο Ο 2.100 GPR8542HA Ø40 Ø5 42 Ο Ο 2.100 100 Series GPR1021BFS 250 Ø17.6 Ø5 21 AL 2m/3m
  24. 24. www.FlowTube.com D-3 ROLLER TRACKS Unit : mm 46 41.5 24.5 Ø34 25 CR40A/B CR40D • Weight: 0.047 kg • Standard Length: EACH • Weight: 0.047 kg • Standard Length: EACH 40 Ø34 44.5 27.5 25 40 Ø34 44.5 27.5 25 GPR4040A GPR4040B • Weight: 1.280 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.280 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m 40 27.5 49 25 Ø43 44.5 40 Ø34 27.5 25.6 GP4050D GP4025M • Weight: 1.400 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.100 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m Ø28 25 35 21 35 GP3533B 40 27.5 44.5 Ø34 25 GP3533B GP4036A/GP4040A • Weight: 0.820 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.280 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m 40 27.5 44.5 25 Ø34 40 27.5 52 25 Ø49 GP4036B/GP4040B GP4050C • Weight: 1.280 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.280 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m GP4025M CR40A/B CR40D 35-33mm Profile-Pitch, Flat Wheel 40-36/40mm Profile-Pitch, FlatWheel 40-50mm Profile-Pitch, Large Wheel Curved, 40mm Profile, Round/Flat Wheel Recycled, 40-40mm Profile-Pitch, Round Wheel 40-36/40mm Profile-Pitch, Round Wheel 40-50mm Profile-Pitch, Flange Wheel 40-25mm Profile-Pitch, Multi Wheel Curved, 40mm Profile, Large Wheel Recycled, 40-40mm Profile-Pitch, Flat Wheel
  25. 25. www.FlowTube.com D-4 ROLLER TRACKS Unit : mm GP6033HA GPR7042B GP7050BF GPR7021BFS-2 UR4050 GPR7042BF GP8525M UR6067 GP6016S GP6033B • Weight: 0.930 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.500 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.500 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m UR6067 GP8525M GPR7042BF GPR7042B UR4050 GPR7021BFS-2 GP7050BF 60-16mm Profile-Pitch, Slim Wheel 60-33mm Profile-Pitch, Taper Wheel 70-50mm Profile-Pitch Flexible Wheel Recycled, 70-42mm Profile-Pitch FlexibleWheel Recycled, 70-21mm Profile-Pitch FlatWheel 40-50mm Profile-Pitch, Universal Wheel 60-33mm Profile-Pitch, Flat Wheel Recycled, 70-42mm Profile-Pitch Flat Wheel 85-25mm Profile-Pitch, Multi Wheel 60-67mm Profile-Pitch, Universal Wheel
  26. 26. www.FlowTube.com D-5 ROLLER TRACKS Unit : mm GPR8542B GPR8542HA GPR1021BFS SR-40 GP8543B GP8543HA SR-40 GPR8542HA GP8543HA GPR1021BFS GPR8542B GP8543B • Weight: 0.012 kg • Q'ty/Box : 450pcs: Choice for the Roller Type 85-43mm Profile-Pitch, Flat Wheel Recycled, 85-42mm Profile-Pitch, FlatWheel Recycled, 100-21mm Profile-Pitch, FlatWheel 85-43mm Profile-Pitch, Tapered Wheel Recycled, 85-42mm Profile-Pitch,TaperedWheel Stop Roller (Wheel Only)
  27. 27. www.FlowTube.com D-6 • 33 is able to be fixed over the joint. • The Part No. of 33 is GP-A33, GP-B33. 33 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW 40pcs Track Adaptor, 40 Series, On Load Track Adaptor, 40 Series, On Load Light Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Tube Stop Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Splice Centre Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Straight Stop Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Straight Stop Light Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Splice Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Splice High
  28. 28. www.FlowTube.com D-7 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW 20pcs Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Drop Stop Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Splice Centre High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Straight Stop High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Track-Tube Union Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Multi Connector Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Centre Support Track Adaptor, 40 Series, On Load High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Double Track Adaptor, 40 Series,Track-Tube Union, OverTube Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Double Flexible
  29. 29. www.FlowTube.com D-8 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) • 33 is able to be fixed over the joint. • The Part No. of 33 is GP-A33, GP-B33. 33 Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW GP-DF BKT-40 200pcs GP-DF BKT-40 Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Male, OverTube Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Tube Stop High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Male Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Male High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Drop Stop High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Track-Tube Union High Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Cam Stop Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Female Track Adaptor, 40 Series, Union Male, No Mount Curved Roller Track Adaptor
  30. 30. www.FlowTube.com D-9 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-35 Series) Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW Track Adaptor, 35 Series, On Load Track Adaptor, 35 Series, Tube Stop Track Adaptor, 35 Series, Drop Stop Track Adaptor, 35 Series, Straight Stop Track Adaptor, 35 Series, Splice High Track Adaptor, 35 Series, Centre Support
  31. 31. www.FlowTube.com D-10 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-60 Series) • 33 is able to be fixed over the joint. • The Part No. of 33 is GP-A33, GP-B33. 33 Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW GP-L60 35pcs GP-L60 Track Adaptor, 60 Series, On Load Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Splice High Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Centre Support Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Cam Stop Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Union Male, Over Tube Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Straight Stop Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Drop Stop Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Splice Centre High Track Adaptor, 60 Series, Union Double
  32. 32. www.FlowTube.com D-11 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-70 Series) Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW Track Adaptor, 70 Series, On Load Track Adaptor, 70 Series, Centre Support Track Adaptor, 70 Series, Straight Stop Track Adaptor, 70 Series, Over Tube Stop
  33. 33. www.FlowTube.com D-12 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTOR BRACKETS (GP-85 Series) • 33 is able to be fixed over the joint. • The Part No. of 33 is GP-A33, GP-B33. 33 Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW 20pcs Track Adaptor, 85 Series, On Load Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Tube Stop Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Splice Centre Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Centre Support Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Straight Stop Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Splice Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Drop Stop Track Adaptor, 85 Series, Cam Stop
  34. 34. www.FlowTube.com D-13 ROLLER TRACKS GUIDES Guide, Roller Track Narrow Guide, 'Y' Track AdaptorRG-40A RG-40C Guide, Roller TrackRG-40B Guide, Side Track AdaptorRG-40D Guide, Roller Track, Narrow, Double EdgeRG-40E Guide, 'Y' Tube AdaptorSG-28A Guide, Roller Track 35mmRG-35B Unit : mmMaterial - PVC RG-40D RG-40E RG-35B Colours Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK • Weight: 0.380 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 0.500 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 1.230 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 0.700 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 0.860 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 0.570 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m • Weight: 0.800 kg/m • Standard Length: 3m/4m RG-40C
  35. 35. www.FlowTube.com D-14 ROLLER TRACKS ACCESSORIES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joint, GP-35 Roller Track CapPRC-35 Plastic Joint, GP-40 Roller Track CapPRC-40 Plastic Joint, GP-70 Recycle Roller Track CapPRC-70PRC-70 PRC-40PRC-35 Plastic Joint, GP-40 Recycle Roller Track CapPRC-40A Plastic Joint, GP-60 Roller Track CapPRC-60 Plastic Joint, GP-60 Recycle Roller Track CapPRC-60A Plastic Joint, GP-85 Recycle Roller Track CapPRC-85A PRC-60 PRC-70 PRC-40A PRC-60A PRC-85A Colours Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  36. 36. www.FlowTube.com TUBE ADAPTORS
  37. 37. www.FlowTube.com E-2 TUBE ADAPTORS Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW • 33 is able to be fixed over the joint •The Part No. of 33 is GP-A33, GP-B33. 33 33 3333 3333 33 Tube Adaptor, On-Load Tube Adaptor, Tube Stop Tube Adaptor, Drop Stop Tube Adaptor, Straight Stop Tube Adaptor, Over Tube Stop Tube Adaptor, Union Female GS-AN GS-BN GS-B-1 GS-C GS-D GS-11
  38. 38. www.FlowTube.com COLOURS Ivory Grey Black (ESD) PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES
  39. 39. www.FlowTube.com F-2 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joint, Outer CapGAP-03 Plastic Joints, Tube End CapGAP-04 Plastic Joints, Label Holder ClipGAP-06 Plastic Joints, Panel Clip Flat BaseGAP-07 Plastic Joint, CornerGAP-05 Plastic Joints, Right AngleGAP-01 Plastic Joint, 3-WayGAP-02A Plastic Joints, 3-Way ThroughGAP-02B Reference Inserts/Endcaps Section G Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  40. 40. www.FlowTube.com F-3 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joint, Spacer ClipGAP-08 Plastic Joint, Slide SleeveGAP-12 Plastic Joints, Corner CushionGAP-14 Plastic Joint, Tapered ClipGAP-11 Plastic Joint, Corner EdgeGAP-13 Plastic Joints, Grip Bushing STS 0.7mmGAP-09-S Plastic Joints, Grip Bushing Coated 1.0mmGAP-09-C Plastic Joints, Handle Grip Left / RightGAP-10L/ GAP-10R Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  41. 41. www.FlowTube.com F-4 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joints, Sheet Holder ClipGAP-15 Plastic Joints, Cross Over ShortGAP-16 Plastic Joints, Panel Clip Flat TopGAP-17 Plastic Joints, Right Angle ShortGAP-18 Plastic Joint, Divider ClipGAP-19 Plastic Joints, Name Plate ClipGAP-20 Plastic Joint, Ring ClampGAP-23 Plastic Joint, 4-Way FlatGAP-24A Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  42. 42. www.FlowTube.com F-5 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joint, 6-WayGAP-26B Plastic Joint, StraightGAP-27B Plastic Joints, 4-Way ThroughGAP-24B Plastic Joints, 5-WayGAP-25A Plastic Joints, 5-Way ThroughGAP-25B Plastic Joints, 5-Way Through StopGAP-26A Plastic Joint, Straight StopGAP-27A Plastic Joints, 4-Way StopGAP-28A Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  43. 43. www.FlowTube.com F-6 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joint, 5-WayGAP-28B Plastic Joint, 3-Way FlatGAP-29A Plastic Joint, 3-Way ThruGAP-29B Plastic Joints, Cross OverGAP-30 Plastic Joints, Right Angle Clip OnGAP-31 Plastic Joints, Divider Clip FlangedGAP-34 Plastic Joints, Track Clip 35mmGAP-35 Plastic Joints, Shelf Angle Bracket SingleGAP-37A GAP-34 GAP-35 GAP-37A Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  44. 44. www.FlowTube.com F-7 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Joints, Shelf Angle Bracket DoubleGAP-37B Plastic Joints, Divider ArmGAP-39 Plastic Joints, Parallel Clip On DoubleGAP-43 GAP-39GAP-37B Plastic Joints, Track Clip 40mmGAP-40 Plastic Joints, 45deg Clip OnGAP-41 Plastic Joints, 45deg Clip On DoubleGAP-42 Plastic Joints, 4-WayGAP-45B Plastic Joint, 32mm SpliceGAP-47 Plastic Joint, 2-Hole MountGAP-46 GAP-41 GAP-43 GAP-46 GAP-40 GAP-42 GAP-45B GAP-47 Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  45. 45. www.FlowTube.com F-8 PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES Material - ABS Unit : mm Plastic Profile, Cable Duct / SleeveCD-28A/B Plastic Profile, Shelf AngleDP-A T-TYPE DP-ACD-28A/B Plastic Chan, Tube CoverPC-01 Plastic Profile, Sheet GuideSG-01 L-TYPE - TYPE SG-01PC-01 • Weight : 0.31kg/m See table on page F-9 for more sizing options. See table on page F-9 for more sizing options. U-TYPE See table on page F-9 for more sizing options. See table on page F-9 for more sizing options. 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 π Plastic Chan, Ltype Plastic Chan, Utype Plastic Chan, Ttype Plastic Chan, πtype Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  46. 46. www.FlowTube.com F-9 Unit : mmMaterial - PVC PLASTIC JOINTS, COMPONENTS & PROFILES L-TYPE T-TYPE U-TYPE -TYPE π 4000 4000 4000 4000 Colours: Ivory: IV Grey: G Black (ESD): BK
  47. 47. www.FlowTube.com www.FlowTube.com ACCESSORIES ACCESSORIES BRAKE STRIPS LEVELLING FEET THREADED INSERTS & INNER CAPS NAME PLATES LABEL HOLDERS TOOL RAIL / TOOL HOLDERS TOWING BASE
  48. 48. www.FlowTube.com G-2 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) Unit : mm CM-A AD SM PC-A PC-B PC-C PC-D LK28S LK28A Accessory, Corner Support Accessory, Base Clamp Accessory, Tube Clamp, Single Accessory, Tube Clamp, Double Accessory, Quick Release Latch Accessory, Tube Connector, STS/ECO Accessory, Tube Connector, Coated Foot, Stanchion Mount Surface Treatment - ZW ACCESSORIES OTHER
  49. 49. www.FlowTube.com G-3 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) Unit : mm HM28YA F-A R-A HG-D HK28WB PS-A Accessory, Strap Hanger Metal Accessory, Strap Handle Round Accessory, Tube Hinge HK28WA Accessory, Tube Rest (Lower) Accessory, Tube Rest (Upper) Accessory, Rotating Cross Over PS-B Accessory, Rotating Cross Over Short Accessory, Strap Handle Flat ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series)ACCESSORIES OTHER Surface Treatment - ZW • Q'ty/BOX : 96pcs PS-C • Weight : 0.104kg • Q'ty/BOX : 70pcs Accessory, Mount Clamp Rotating Cross OverPS-C
  50. 50. www.FlowTube.com G-4 ACCESSORIES OTHER Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW Accessory, Band Hook Long Accessory, Tube Hanger Accessory, Hanging Mount Foot, Outer Rubber Grooved, Grey Foot, Outer Rubber Black Accessory, Band Hook Short
  51. 51. www.FlowTube.com G-5 ACCESSORIES OTHER Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW GS-1024B Accessory, Sleeve Hanger 2-Hook B Accessory, Sleeve Hanger Hook A GS-1044B Accessory, Sleeve Hanger 4-Hook B Accessory, Sleeve Hanger Hook B • Weight : 0.100kg • Q'ty/BOX : 56pcs • Weight : 0.155kg • Q'ty/BOX : 33pcs GS-1024B GS-1044B Use with S2812 - PF Tube Use with S2812 - PF Tube Accessory, Tube Plug Stop (STS) Accessory, Square Hole Cup Accessory, Slide Tube Plug (STS) Accessory, Foot Anchor Plate Accessory, Sleeve Hanger Eyelet Accessory, End Snap Rest
  52. 52. www.FlowTube.com G-6 ACCESSORIES OTHER Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW RD 28.5 G GP-SB Accessory, Buffer Wheel 28.5mm Grey Accessory, Gas Spring Mounting Bracket SWPL-105X80 FG-01 Accessory, Swivel Plate 105x80mm Accessory, Fork Guide • Weight : 0.310kg • Weight : 0.107kg • Q'ty/BOX : 70pcs • Weight : 0.260kg • Weight : 2.44kg • Q'ty/BOX : 2pcs DEST-215X24.7 Accessory,Tube Swaged Double 215mm FOAM SLEEVE Accessory, Sleeve Foam Rubber Black • Weight : 1.130kg • Weight : 0.310kg GP-SB FG-01 www.FlowTube.com
  53. 53. www.FlowTube.com G-7 ACCESSORIES OTHER Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW Tube STS/Eco Tube Coated Tube TubeTube STS/Eco Tube Coated Tube Tube Cap Steel, STS 0.7mm Brake Strip Accessory,Wire Hook, 200mm, 300mm and 400mm Brake Strip, GP4036A/B Brake Strip, GP4050C Brake Strip, GP8550B Brake Strip, GP4050D Brake Strip, GP3533B Brake Strip, GP6033B Brake Strip, GP7040B/8540L Brake Strip, GP6016S
  54. 54. www.FlowTube.com G-8 ACCESSORIES LEVELLING FEET Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW Small-Type Levelling Foot Levelling Foot
  55. 55. www.FlowTube.com G-9 ACCESSORIES THREADED INSERTS AND INNER CAPS Unit : mm Threaded Inserts Coated Tube Coated Tube Coated Tube Coated Tube STS Tube All Tube STS Tube ECO Tube STS Tube ECO Tube Surface Treatment - ZW Coated Tube GAP-4C IV GAP-4C BK GAP-4C G GAP-4S IV GAP-4S BK GAP-4S G GAP-4310 IV GAP-4310 BK GAP-4310 G Coated Tube Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Ø28 x T 0.9 Ø28 x T 1.0 Ø28 x T 0.9 Ø28 x T 1.0 Inner Cap ColoursApplicationClassificationPart No Threaded Spec Material A Dimension Classification Part No Marking Material DimensionColours
  56. 56. www.FlowTube.com G-10 ACCESSORIES NAME PLATES / LABEL HOLDERS G-21S G-21S LH50 DG LH10411B LH10410C Slide Tube Mount Guide Bracket 50mm Label Holder - Grey 39mm Label Holder - Blue 39mm Label Holder - Clear Slide Tube Mount Guide Bracket Unit : mMaterial - ABS G-21S Slide Tube Mount Guide Bracket G-21S Slide Tube Mount Guide BracketNP NP-BName Plate, Snap On Name Plate, T-Slot Please note all items stated above can be cut down from stock to various lengths. Please contact Flowstore with your requirements. • Weight : 0.079kg/m • Stock Length : 4m • Weight : 0.120kg/m • Stock Length : 3m • Weight : 0.070kg/m • Stock Length : 2.7m • Weight : 0.070kg/m • Stock Length : 2.7m • Weight : 0.012kg/m • Stock Length : 4m
  57. 57. www.FlowTube.com G-11 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) Unit : mm ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) Material - PAT LA-C LA-DLabel Case, 300x120mm Label Case, 150x60mm LA LCLabel Case, 300x100mm Label Case, 250x80mm G-21S Slide Tube Mount Guide BracketLA-E Label Case, 210x100mm G-21S Slide Tube Mount Guide BracketNP-D Name Case, Lower, 60mm G-21S Slide Tube Mount Guide BracketNP-E Name Case, Centre, 31mm G-21S Slide Tube Mount Guide BracketNP-C Name Case, Centre, 55mm ROLLER TRACKSROLLER TRACKSROLLER TRACKS AAADDDAPTAPTAPTERERER BBBRRRAAACCCKKKEEETTTSSS (GP-40(GP-40(GP-40 SSSeries)eries)eries)ACCESSORIES NAME PLATES / LABEL HOLDER
  58. 58. www.FlowTube.com G-12 ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) G-21S G-21S TH40PA TH50PA TH50YA Slide Tube Mount Guide Bracket Accessory, Tool Holder 40, Plastic Accessory, Tool Holder 50, Plastic Accessory, Tool Holder 50, Metal Slide Tube Mount Guide Bracket ROLLER TRACKS ADAPTER BRACKETS (GP-40 Series) UNI P1000/P1000T UNI P2750/1Accessory, Channel Slotted 41x41mm Accessory, Nylon Carrier ROLLER TRACKSROLLER TRACKSROLLER TRACKS AAADDDAPTAPTAPTERERER BBBRRRAAACCCKKKEEETTTSSS (GP-40(GP-40(GP-40 SSSeries)eries)eries)ACCESSORIES TOOL HOLDER Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW • Weight : 2.73kg/m • Weight : 0.070kg G-21S G-21SSlide Tube Mount Guide Bracket Slide Tube Mount Guide BracketM6 EYEBOLT M6 SNAP HOOKAccessory, M6 Eyebolt Stainless Accessory, M6 Snap Hook Stainless • Weight : 0.025kg • Weight : 0.025kg TH40PA Accessory, Tool Holder 65, Metal
  59. 59. www.FlowTube.com G-13 ACCESSORIES TOWING BASE Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW Accessory, Tow Front Spring Bar Accessory, Tow Front Lock Bar Accessory, Tow Base Corner Accessory, Tow Base Centre, Tube Accessory, Tow Rear Spring Coupling Accessory, Tow Rear Lock Coupling Accessory, Tow Base Centre www.FlowTube.com
  60. 60. www.FlowTube.com G-14 ACCESSORIES UNISTRUT TOWING BASE MBA-TWB-SP MB-TWC-BKT MB-CMP MB-FKA UNI P1000 / P1000 T MB-TWB-LP Modular Base, Tow Bar Spring Assembly Modular Base, Castor Mount Plate Modular Base, Fork Adaptor Bracket Accessory, Channel Slotted 41x41mm Modular Base, Linking Plate Modular Base, Tow Pin Bracket Unit : mmSurface Treatment - Powder Finish • Weight : 0.907kg • Weight : 0.741kg • Weight : 3.492kg • Weight : 1.882kg • Weight : 2.73kg/m • Weight : 0.365kg MBA-T Surface Treatment - Powder Finish MB-CMP U MB-T MB-FKA MB-T
  61. 61. www.FlowTube.com THREADED STEM PLATED CASTOR MOUNTS CASTORS
  62. 62. www.FlowTube.com H-2 CASTORS THREADED STEM Wheel Colours: Non Marking Rubber ESD Polyurethane SWIVEL SWIVEL BRAKE S3STM12 T363S-1B S4STM12 SB3STM12 SB4STM12 S3M12ES T363S-IB ESD S4M12ES SB3M12ES SB4M12ES NORMAL NORMAL Part No. Part No. ESD ESD 75 75 x x 100 75 x x 100 x Rubber Soft Rubber Rubber Rubber Rubber 30 25 30 30 30 Ball Plain Ball Ball Ball 75 45 180 75 180 104 95 M12 1/2”x12N-16 120 104 Light Light M12 M12 120 M12 Wheel Dia. (mm) Wheel Dia. (mm) ESD ESD Section Section Threaded Specification Threaded Specification Wheel Material Wheel Material mm mm kg kg mm mm
  63. 63. www.FlowTube.com H-3 CASTORS PLATED Wheel Colours: Non Marking Rubber ESD Polyurethane SWIVEL SWIVEL BRAKE FIXED S4180 SB4180 F4180 CAST- SW-RO CAST- SW-B-RO CAST-F-RO S5200NM SB5200NM F5200NM S6350 SB6350 F6350 S4150ESD SB4150ES F4150ESD S5160ESD SB5160ES F5160ESD S6350ESD SB6350ES F6350ESD NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL Part No. Part No. Part No. ESD ESD ESD 100 100 100 100 100 100 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 150 150 150 Polyurethane Polyurethane Polyurethane Rubber Rubber Rubber Polyurethane Polyurethane Polyurethane Rubber Rubber Rubber Non Marking Polyurethane Non Marking Polyurethane Non Marking Polyurethane Non Marking Polyurethane Non Marking Polyurethane Polyurethane 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 Ball Ball Ball Roller Roller Roller Ball Ball Ball Roller Roller Roller Roller Roller Roller Ball Ball Ball 150 150 150 180 180 180 160 160 160 200 200 200 200 200 200 350 350 350 125 125 125 125 125 125 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 195 195 195 105 x 80 105 x 80 105 x 80 135 x 115 135 x 115 135 x 115 80 x 60 80 x 60 80 x 60 105 x 80 105 x 80 105 x 80 Wheel Dia. (mm) Wheel Dia. (mm) Wheel Dia. (mm) Plate Dimension (mm) Plate Dimension (mm) Plate Dimension (mm) Overall <D x E> Overall <D x E> Overall <D x E> Hole <B x C> Hole <B x C> Hole <B x C> Wheel Material Wheel Material Wheel Material mm mm mm kg kg kg mm mm mm Dimension SWIVEL SWIVEL BRAKE FIXED
  64. 64. www.FlowTube.com H-4 CASTORS MOUNTING Unit : mmSurface Treatment - ZW • Weight : 0.102kg • Q'ty/BOX : 150pcs CM-100 Castor Mount Strap, Single Hole • Weight : 0.107kg • Q'ty/BOX : 120pcs CM-200 Castor Mount Strap, Multi Hole • Weight : 0.111kg • Q'ty/BOX : 100pcs • Weight : 0.078kg • Q'ty/BOX : 300pcs CM-230 Castor Mount Strap, Multi Hole Over Joint CM-300 Castor Mount Strap, Single Hole Over Joint 35 82 • Weight : 1.274kg • Q'ty/BOX : 10pcs • Weight : 1.28kg • Q'ty/BOX : 12pcs MCP-B-L Mount Corner Plate-Left MCP-C Mount Centre Plate 401 167156 100 • Weight : 1.274kg • Q'ty/BOX : 10pcs MCP-B-R Mount Corner Plate-Right 401 167156 100 CM-300CM-230
  65. 65. www.FlowTube.com FIXINGS
  66. 66. www.FlowTube.com I-2 FIXINGS
  67. 67. www.FlowTube.com TOOLS & ANCILLARIES TOOLS CONTAINERS & BINS TOOL PANELS & ACCESSORIES DRAWER SLIDES WORKTOPS INFORMATION BOARDS CUSTOMISED STORAGE
  68. 68. www.FlowTube.com J-2 TOOLS Spanner Thin profile, drop forged, hardened and tempered chrome vanadium. The head is made from forged, heat- treated steel. Vinyl grips are impervious to heat, oil and most solvents. For use with both coated and stainless steel tube, constructed with a polished cutting bit made of hardened special steel. 3-rivet end hook - for long life. Mylar coated blade is up to 10 times more resistant to abrasion than normal lacquered blades. Belt clip for ease of storage. Made from fully hardened chrome vanadium steel. Keys have chamfered edges to prevent damage to fittings. Head is chrome plated. Replaceable screw-in 38 mm- diameter faces of soft plastic and nylon. For simple deburring of plastic coated tubing. Made from fully hardened chrome vanadium steel. Designed for high torques via the internal lateral drive. Designed for use with the Soft Faced Hammer. For work on materials where no surface marking is desired. Pocket deburring tool for fast deburring of edges, tubes and sheets. Please note that the images used in this section are for display purposes only, and hence any items ordered may vary from those displayed in the catalogue section. Spanners & Allen Keys Hammers & Spare Heads Deburring Measuring Allen Key 5mm Power Allen Key 5mm Claw Hammer Soft Faced Hammer Hammerend Deburr Small Deburr Pocket Deburr Tape
  69. 69. www.FlowTube.com J-3 CONTAINERS & BINS Robust quality rigid bins with reinforced sides. Resistant to most alkalis, greases and oils. Resistant to temperatures from -35°C to +80°C. Boxes are fully compatible with the louvered panels LP...). Each box is stackable and suitable for roller conveyors. Manufactured from high-density polyethylene. Please note custom sizes are available upon request. Please contact Flowstore Systems on +44 (0)845 270 3633 (charged at local rate) or 020 8581 5555 for further information on all your storage requirements. Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 Size 6 Size 7 Size 8 Length 500 500 350 350 290 230 160 85 Width 300 300 200 200 140 140 105 105 Height 250 200 300 150 130 130 75 45 Available in: •Blue •Red •Yellow •Green •Grey •ESD (ESD Only available in Sizes 2, 4, 6, 7, 8) Plastic Containers
  70. 70. www.FlowTube.com J-4 TOOL PANELS & ACCESSORIES Width Height 495 mm 457 mm 990 mm 457 mm 1486 mm 457 mm 1981 mm 457 mm The Perfo system is a simple, adaptable space-saving storage system for tools, small parts and consumables. Ideal for creating an efficient working environment, the Perfo range is often chosen to integrate lean and 5S storage systems within the working environment. These panels are fully flanged, and reinforced to aid rigidity. Perfo panels have been developed to enable users to mount panels end to end without disturbing hole pitch - this gives an expandable system that can create long runs and maximise your use of space. Each panel is epoxy powder coated and is available in a choice of five standard colours. Width Height 495 mm 457 mm 990 mm 457 mm 1486 mm 457 mm 1981 mm 457 mm Width Height 495 mm 457 mm 990 mm 457 mm 1486 mm 457 mm 1981 mm 457 mm Louvre panels work with hook-on plastic bins, and are perfect for high-capacity component storage. Each panel is fully flanged and reinforced to aid rigidity. and is epoxy powder coated and are available in a choice of five standard colours. Bins are available in six sizes and four colours in various pack quantities (please the Containers & Bins Section) To aid versatility the louvered panels can be supplied in both horizontal and Vertical configurations, please see below for available sizing. Horizontal Louvred Panel Vertical Louvred Panel Perfo Panels (PP..) Louvred Panels (LP..)
  71. 71. www.FlowTube.com J-5 TOOL PANELS & ACCESSORIES Description Maintenance Tools (Fig 1) Maintenance Tools (Fig 2) Electricians Tools (Fig 3) Woodworking Tools (Fig 4) Engineers Tools (Fig 5) Plain Vinyl* Self-adhesive overlay silhouettes provide a rapid visual tool check and encourage tool return and correct storage. Overlays are available in the following options FlowTube offers a variety of accessories for the perfo panels From Tool holders to hooks, drill / spanner holders to spring clips, there is a holder available for every type of tool Each accessory is constructed from durable zinc plated steel, and incorporates a quick fix perfolock tab to secure in place on the board. Please contact Flowstore for further details Self Adhesive Overlays Perforated Panel Accessories * There is a plain white vinyl overlay for custom tool outlines Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5
  72. 72. www.FlowTube.com J-6 DRAWER SLIDES FlowTube offers a variety of drawer slides to suit every application. The ball bearing drawer slides can be easily be incorporated into the flowtube design via a GA-15 joint assembly to support your drawers or work top surfaces. The incorporation of ball bearings provide a smooth and long lasting slide action that minimises operator reach, keeping the ergonomics constant and within safe limits. Each drawer slide is categorized into the load rating it can take, and care must be taken to ensure the right drawer slide is chosen for the application in question The three loading bands can be found below: • Light duty slides, load rating up to 50kg • Medium duty slides, load rating from 51kg to 99kg • Heavy duty slides, load rating from +100Kg Within each band is a variety of drawer slide options that will cater for every need. Below is an example of just a few options availble in the Flowstore range • All steel construction, zinc plated to ensure longer life • 75% to 100% extension ability (Depending upon Slide Type chosen) • Clip-on bracket for bottom & platform mounting • Front disconnect feature • Hold-in feature Please contact Flowstore Systems for more details and advice Drawer Slide Clip On Bracket Accessory Drawer Slides A B C D E 346.7 mm 236.5 mm 300.0 mm 150.0 mm 114.4 mm 396.7 mm 286.6 mm 350.0 mm 175.0 mm 139.4 mm 446.8 mm 336.6 mm 400.0 mm 200.0 mm 164.4 mm 496.8 mm 386.6 mm 450.0 mm 225.0 mm 189.4 mm 546.8 mm 436.6 mm 500.0 mm 250.0 mm 214.4 mm Bottom and platform mounting options
  73. 73. www.FlowTube.com J-7 WORKTOPS Flowstore offers an array of multi-thickness boards that can be cut to your individual specifications. Please see below for the different boards available Steel Clad (STC) MDF board, clad in 2mm steel Thickness: 20mm Melamine F&E (MFE) MDF board with a single bonded Melamine coating on face and PVC edges. Thickness : 12 & 18mm Colours available: •Black •White •Grey •Beech Plain MDF (MDF) Thickness: 12 & 18mm Multi-Ply (PLY) Multi-layered bonded plywood Worktop Assessories GA-15S GA-104 AD-5M GA-165 PC-B CM-A PC-C Mount Clamp RtAng Over Jt Stanchion Mount Single MultiP Clamp Tube Clamp Corner Metal Tube Clamp Joint for panel attachment Connector to flat surfaces Floor attachment Joint for panel attachment Pipe clamp, single fixing Panel holder, corner Pipe clamp, double fixing
  74. 74. www.FlowTube.com J-8 ESD WORKTOPS Electrostatic Discharge can permanently damage or degrade sensitive electronic components that may lead to catastrophic failures of substantial pieces of equipment or devices. The products and services offered by Flowstore comply with the Industry Standard, BS EN 61340-5-1:2007 and are designed to minimise the risk of damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge and ensure electronic components function as intended. ESD surfaced worktop, supplied with an ESD ground fixing. Thickness: 20mm Colours available: •Light Grey •Dark Grey Connecting Lead Stud Wrist Strap Spiral Cable 3m connecting lead, DK 10 snap terminated on both sides. Resistance: 1 MΩ Single snap for riveting or screwing Made of special elastic, anti-allergic fabric, adjustable, DK 4 snap terminal 1.80 m long spiral cable, with DK 10 snap terminal at one end and DK 4 for wrist strap at the other. Resistance: 1 MΩ
  75. 75. www.FlowTube.com J-9 CUSTOMISED WORKTOPS Flowstore can provide a variety of worktop customization options. Please see below for an example of solutions available. Rubber Mat Fine-grooved rubber mat, 25mm thick, standard dimensions: 1m wide, special lengths on request. Please state length required.
  76. 76. www.FlowTube.com J-10 INFORMATION BOARDS Width Height 600 mm 600 mm 600 mm 900 mm 900 mm 600 mm 1200 mm 600 mm 1200 mm 900 mm 1200 mm 1200 mm 1500 mm 1200 mm 1800 mm 1200 mm 2400 mm 1200 mm Width Height 600 mm 600 mm 600 mm 900 mm 900 mm 600 mm 1200 mm 600 mm 1200 mm 900 mm 1200 mm 1200 mm 1500 mm 1200 mm 1800 mm 1200 mm 2400 mm 1200 mm All felt fabrics have been tested to BS1006 for colourfastness and light fastness and to BS476 part 7 for flame retardancy. The notice boards are available in 15 different colour options (subject to qty), with the standard popular colour choices seen below. Available in: •Red •Green •Blue Sizes Available The dry wipe whiteboards are made with 0.4mm high quality coated steel offering an excellent dry-wipe writing surface. The board is framed with a smudge free anodised aluminium framing. All writing boards are supplied with a free clip on pen tray and full fixings and instructions sets. The coated steel dry wipe whiteboards accept all magnetic accessories. The lightweight inner core is made from recycled materials Available in: •White Sizes Available Please note custom sizes are available upon request. Please contact Flowstore Systems for further information Please note custom sizes are available upon request. Please contact Flowstore Systems for further information Felt Boards (FB..) White Boards (WB..)
  77. 77. www.FlowTube.com J-11 CUSTOMISED STORAGE The FlowTube dunnage bag system is constructed from reinforced nylon sheet, which has been double hemmed to ensure durability. The dunnage bags are secured to the tube framework via built in loops. These loops ensure even tension is applied across the dunnage bag. This system allows for a fully customizable compartment sizing, ensuring that each part is correctly separated, and protected from shock and damage. The lightweight system allows each part to be supported, and presented to the operator ergonomically. These systems are particularly suited environments where components maybe prone to damage caused by operator loading and unloading operations, or where large multiple quantities of storage are required without affecting the overall rack loading capability. Some advantages of this system can be seen below: • Shock protection and cushioning support • Class A surface protection • Safe and ergonomic part presentation • Improved rack load distribution • Efficient & convenient inventory management • Reduced packaging cost • Reduced waste • Improve warehouse utilisation Dunnage Bags
  78. 78. www.FlowTube.com J-12 CUSTOMISED STORAGE This storage option can be supplied in various materials, each suited for different applications. Perspex available in a full range of colours and tints. Perspex can be ordered in a wide range of thicknesses from 2mm up to 30mm, including a silicate green edge to give a plate glass effect. Polycarbonate 200 times stronger than glass, used for machine guards, safety enclosures and IP65 rated fireproof components PVC Flexible material and very cost effective, used for ticketing and card channels PETG Good for machine guarding and fabrications requiring strength characteristics The main advantages of a clear vision system include: • Half the weight of glass • Impact resistant • Unaffected by sun or salt spray • Good outdoor weathering • Clear sheet optical clarity better than that of glass • Fully recyclable • Excellent surface hardness and durability • Food grade • Easy to clean and maintain Please contact Flowstore Systems for further information..... Clear Vision Storage
  79. 79. www.FlowTube.com LEAN MANUFACTURING
  80. 80. www.FlowTube.com K-2 LEAN MANUFACTURING THE CAUSES OF WASTE THE 5S's In the TPS there are 3 high level causes of waste: Mura – Unevenness Unevenness in production results in alternating over-utilisation and under-utilisation, not only is this inefficient, it also frequently causes Muda and Muri. Muda – Non-Value Adding Work Non-Value Adding work is any work which the end customer would not be prepared to pay for and is therefore wasteful. Muri – Overburden Overburden occurs when people, machines or processes are asked to do more than they reasonably can. Overburden leads to poor quality and breakdowns, which are wasteful. One of the foundations of any Lean Manufacturing environment is 5S. While it is often over- simplified to 'workplace organisation', 5S should be a deep cultural change and result in improved quality, safety and employee engagement. 5S is short for the processes of: Seri (Sort), Seiso (Shine), Seiton (Set In Order), Seiketsu (Standardise) and Shitsuke (Sustain). This process should be repeated on a regular basis for optimum results. Competition in manufacturing is constantly increasing, so it is important to make products as efficiently as possible. One methodology for achieving this goal is known as Lean Manufacturing. Lean is based on the Toyota Production System (TPS) and was introduced to Western manufacturers in the early 90's. Lean is focused on creating value for the end customer, anything that does not create value for the end customer is wasteful and should be minimised or eliminated. Continual improvement requires continuous change, however most manufacturing equipment is decidedly static. FlowTube is ideally suited to making rapid changes as it is fast to assemble and quick to change. Lean manufacturing also emphasises the participation of every employee in making changes, with FlowTube this is possible as it requires no specialist tools or training. FlowTube is also ideal for Lean manufacturing as it is reusable, which minimises waste. Plan Do Act Check Control Measure Define Analyse Improve Repeattheprocessif theconstrainthasmoved Exploitthe constraint Subordinate other processesto theconstraint Identify the constraint Elevate the constraint
  81. 81. www.FlowTube.com K-3 LEAN MANUFACTURING VISUAL MANAGEMENT KAIZEN SMED [SINGLE MINUTE EXCHANGE OF DIES] VALUE ADDING / NON-VALUE ADDING A key way of reducing waste on the shop floor is providing the right information as simply and quickly as possible. Rather than requiring an employee – any employee from janitor to CEO – to go to a computer or look up a book to find out information, it should be readily available at the Gemba – Japanese for 'the actual place'. Visual Management should be as simple and obvious as possible, ideally someone unfamiliar with the system should be able to understand it easily. Using Visual Management should make it possible to manage production and spot any problems without having to leave the shop-floor saving time and money. (See FlowTubes Lean Display Boards) Another key foundation of Lean Manufacturing is Kaizen. Literally translated from Japanese. it means “change for the better”. However, it is more commonly translated to “continuous improvement”. While other continuous improvement methodologies focus on breakthrough projects lead by specialists, Kaizen emphasises smaller more frequent improvements made by every employee. This approach empowers employees to make improvements and reduce waste, rather than having to rely on intermittent external intervention. As maximising machine utilisation by producing large batches is a false economy – it causes substantial waste in the rest of the process – it is important for a Lean manufacturer to reduce batch sizes. Reducing batch sizes normally necessitates more frequent changes in machine setups resulting in un-productive time. It is therefore critical to minimise changeover time, so that overall production capacity is maintained. A common approach for reducing changeover time is know by the acronym SMED [Single Minute Exchange of Dies], which originates from the goal of changing dies in a press in one minute. One of the key distinctions in Lean is between Value Adding work [VA] – anything the end customer is prepared to pay for and Non-Value Adding work [NVA] – anything the end customer is not prepared to pay for. For example: the end customer would be prepared to pay for the actual assembly of the product because that is useful to them, however they would not be prepared to pay for scrap, paperwork or warehousing of the product because that is not useful to them. A surprisingly high percentage of work in traditional manufacturing falls into the Non-Value Adding category and one of the main focuses in Lean is minimising or eliminating Non-Value Adding work. THE 7WASTES The easiest Non-Value Adding work to identify is pure waste, which can be summarised by the 7 Wastes: Defects, Over-production, Transport, Waiting, Inventory, Motion and Over-processing. By minimising or eliminating waste, significant bottom line savings can be achieved.
  82. 82. www.FlowTube.com K-4 LEAN MANUFACTURING BENEFITS OF FLOWTUBE KAIZEN 5S Kaizen should be an ongoing process of incremental improvements and one of the key principles of Kaizen is rapid change. FlowTube facilitates this in a variety of ways: Fast FlowTube equipment is quick and easy to assemble. It requires no special tools and minimal training, this makes it ideal for management / Kaizen teams. Flexible FlowTube equipment can be rapidly modified to improve ergonomics, add or remove features or change for different products. Unlike fabricated structures, which can be difficult or impossible to change without significant cost, FlowTube structures can be altered in minutes at minimal cost. Movable All FlowTube equipment can be mounted on castors so that manufacturing cells can be quickly rearranged for optimal productivity. Even equipment not mounted on castors is relatively light compared to fabricated structures and should be movable without heavy equipment. Reusable In the event that equipment must be completely redesigned, FlowTube structures can be easily disassembled and the components reused to create new equipment. 5S is the basis for many other Lean changes. Maintaining a clean, organised work area improves quality, safety and provides a solid base for improvement. FlowTube is beneficial to 5S efforts at all stages: Sort As FlowTube structures are open and bespoke, this prevents the accumulation of unnecessary tools and consumables. Shine FlowTube can be ordered in a variety of colours and finishes suitable for cleaning. It is also easy to partially disassemble structures if thorough cleaning is required. Set In Order As FlowTube is custom built and easy to reconfigure, it can be designed to present the right tools and consumables, in the right place at the right time. Standardise It is easy to standardise FlowTube equipment - even when improvements are made - as the structures are quick and easy to reconfigure. Sustain Due to the open nature of FlowTube structures, it is very easy to conduct 5S audits to ensure that discipline is being sustained. FlowTube to Lean Principles in Manufacturing FlowTube can be used in a beneficial way in any Lean Manufacturing setting, from an assembly line to a medical environment. Due to its versatility FlowTube can be used to create equipment that is ideal for many Lean Manufacturing techniques and tools.
  83. 83. www.FlowTube.com K-5 LEAN MANUFACTURING BENEFITS OF FLOWTUBE FLOWRACKS VISUAL MANAGEMENT SMED [SINGLE MINUTE EXCHANGE OF DIES] As part of efforts to implement ‘pull’ systems and improve flow, one of the first steps is to implement Flow Racks (Supermarkets) to draw parts from. These Flow Racks (which can be known as Supermarkets) are normally FIFO [First In First Out] and allow easy picking of parts for replenishing production cells. FlowTube is particularly suitable for creating Flow Racks / Supermarkets: Visual Management As FlowTube structures are very open, it is easy to see inventory levels at a glance. Easy To Reconfigure Once your FlowTube Flow Rack or Supermarket has been constructed, it can easily be reconfigured in a variety of ways. The angle of each shelf can be changed quickly to control the speed of material and can be customised with roller tracks. If batch sizes are reduced, the number of shelves and height between shelves can be changed. If the rack is no longer required, the components can be reused to create other FlowTube structures. The ultimate goal of Visual Management is to be able to manage production from the Gemba (the actual place) by sight. As has been noted above, FlowTube enables the visual management of 5S efforts and Supermarkets, however FlowTube can be used for Visual Management in a variety of other ways: Display Boards FlowTube can be used to create cheap and flexible display boards. These can be used to display live production information, announcements and other bulletins. Colour-Coding As FlowTube is available in a number of colours, equipment can be colour-coded both for it’s standard location within the production environment and to highlight non-standard conditions. Design For Visual Management FlowTube structures can be specifically designed to enable visual management of inventory, production rate and highlight abnormal conditions. Reducing changeover time is critical to allow the reduction of batch sizes and maintain efficiency whilst accommodating greater product variety. FlowTube can be used to create custom carts and other structures that can be used to prepare tools and consumables in advance. As FlowTube structures are easy to modify, they can be updated as SMED activities progress.
  84. 84. www.FlowTube.com DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE
  85. 85. www.FlowTube.com L-2 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE TERMINOLOGY It is quick to become familiar with terminology:‘G’joint components are joined together to form a number of‘GA’assemblies, for example a GA-1 is made from 2x G-1’s. To ensure a FlowTube solution is successful it is advisable that sensible planning is implemented before any building or assembly commences. The most important stage of planning is the design phase as this takes into consideration both the application and function of the solution and any safety implications. But, before design begins, some basics must be understood, such as the component names, their respective functions and dimensions. G-1 G-1 [GA-1] Some versatile joint components e.g. G-2 can be used as part of a number of joint assemblies e.g. GA-2, GA-3, and GA-5. But this means the assembled number doesn’t always correspond to the component number; for example GA-3 is made from 2x G-2’s and 1x G-4. The metal joint assemblies section of the catalogue show the correct metal joint components to order, as well as the correct fixing bolts and “T” nuts. All items are ordered and supplied as components, not as assemblies. [GA-2] [GA-3] [GA-5] GP’adaptors are associated with track and‘GS’adaptors with tube. GP-B GS-A
  86. 86. www.FlowTube.com L-3 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE COMPONENT APPLICATION DIMENSIONS Planning ahead will ensure a successful solution is produced with minimal effort and waste. FlowTube has the capabilities of producing various solutions to a brief, but design factors such as ease of adjustability can be built in using design for assembly techniques, or the ability to add to the design post-build for continuous improvement. These factors may be a simple case of asking which orientation is the joint going to be used to gain the maximum benefit. For example a three-way tube assembly may be achieved using the GA-2 joint assembly in different orientations to give different application benefits. Tubes are nominally 28mm in outer diameter, joints 28mm in inner and 33mm in outer diameter. Rotating the joint 90 degrees, the adjustability is in a different axis Max joint strength – tube terminates into the joint, vertical dimension is fixed Adjustability Tube terminates Front Side FlowTube solutions are dimensioned to tube centres, as if wireframe assemblies.
  87. 87. www.FlowTube.com L-4 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE DIMENSIONS Most tube lengths are terminated within a joint ‘Head / Tail’, and so their lengths are calculated as joint centres minus 70mm (2x35mm). Joint Tail Joint Head Tube Length (l) = L2 – 100 mm Tube Length (l) = external dimensions (L2) – 100mm Or Tube Length (l) = L1 – 40 mm Tube Length (l) = internal dimensions (L1) – 40 mm Or Tube Length (l) = L – 70 mm Tube Length (l) = Rack Centre dimensions (L) – 70 mm The dimensions given are“practitioner’s dimensions” I.e. they are rounded with practical considerations in mind L1 L2
  88. 88. www.FlowTube.com L-5 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE ROLLERTRACKS GRADIENTS DESIGN OPTIONS Gradient (%) Degrees (%) 1% 0.6 2% 1.2 3% 1.7 4% 2.3 5% 2.9 6% 3.4 7% 4.0 8% 4.6 9% 5.1 10% 5.7 15% 8.5 20% 11.3 25% 14.0 30% 16.7 40% 21.8 50% 26.6 100% 45.0 Example : Height = Track Length Used x Gradient Required Where Height = X Track Length = 1200mm Gradient = 6% X = 1200mm x 0.06 (6%) = 72mm The depth of the racking (front to back distances), is determined by the wheel pitch (distance between wheel centres) of the track i.e. every 36mm for the GP4036A track. nom Track Length X APPLICATION: Rack, bench trolley, display stand etc… MOBILE FIXED LIGHT DUTY: Insert castors (e.g. 3”or 4”) HEAVY DUTY: Use plated castors (4”, 5”or 6”wheel) PERMANENT: Floor fix to ground with stanchion mounts THREADED INSERT ADJUSTABLE FOOT: • Height of thread? • Metric or Imperial? SPECIFICATION: • Type – Fixed, Swivel, Swivel Braked • Load rating • Wheel material e.g. Non marking / Nylon / Rubber • Wheel size (3”,4”,5”) • Thread spec metric/imperial • Speed • Travel per day N.b. Mobile units requiring to be towed by mechanical means need additional re-enforcement. For further details contact Flowstore Systems. Typically roller track is installed at 6% (~3.5°) gradient. This should be adjusted to suit application, e.g. box type, weight and track length. Select components from the FlowTube product range to best suit the application. Below for example is a guide for selecting the best castor / feet options.
  89. 89. www.FlowTube.com L-6 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE ERGONOMICS DESIGN CONCEPT AND PLANNING The ergonomics of the system need careful planning to ensure safe use and efficient operation are achieved. Working heights, picking heights, bending & reaching limits etc. for the most part are the responsibility of the company using FlowTube; some cover this in their own Health and Safety policies. Refer to the Manual Handling Regulations for guidance The HSE web site can provide resources http://www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm Process The simplest method to assess suitability for the product and subsequent design is based around a set of questions and instructions. This process is iterative and will ensure highest quality in the finished product. An initial sketch is useful at this point, concentrating on the horizontal spans and vertical lengths within standard guidelines for tubes & roller tracks. It is worth noting that good design practice avoids cantilevered loads where practical, as this may unbalance or topple the rack.
  90. 90. www.FlowTube.com L-7 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE DESIGN CONCEPT AND PLANNING Define Unit Loads/Weights Required The second step is to look at how much load is to be applied. Firstly define a weight per level, combine this for multiple levels to give a complete unit loading. As a rule of thumb the framework self-weight will be 20% of the complete unit loading. Adding the complete unit load to the framework self-weight will produce a total load to be supported. Heavily loaded racks require maximum specification of tube and castors. If this load exceeds 1000Kg, the unit is most likely too large and alternative applications may be more suitable. For a simple initial estimate, allow 80KG per joint used, ensuring enough joints have been allowed for to carry the maximum load e.g. 4 joints used per shelf therefore the maximum loading is: 4 x 80KG = 320KG. Round the figure up to the next whole number to determine minimum number of support joints per level. Then review the load distribution. It is usual that with more than two upright supports, that the inner ones will need to carry twice as much as the outer supports. See examples in fig A to C below. Fig (C) Fig (A) Fig (B) 1/2 1/2 1/4 1/2 1/4 1/6 1/3 1/3 1/6
  91. 91. www.FlowTube.com L-8 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE DESIGN CONCEPT AND PLANNING Mobile or Static? When static, the feet are unlikely to be a limiting factor in design. For mobile racks, castors are provided with a load rating. Calculate the load per castor based on the rules as stated in the load on castors & wheels section that can be found later on in this section. If the castor load values exceeds the stated capacity of the chosen castor, either upgrade the castor choice, or redesign the rack to reduce capacity. Adjust the Design Accordingly / Iterative Design This can involve the addition of extra joints and support points as required (see above iteration step that includes additional diagonal bracing to strengthen the side frames) where appropriate. It is imperative for optimal use that diagonal braces transfer loads to load bearing points, e.g. a vertical tube in contact with the floor. Horizontal bracing can be used but only where diagonals are impractical, as triangulation is much more effective. Review Height to Base Width Ratio Keep to guidelines. Note castors can reduce effective base width. As outlined in a later section of this document.
  92. 92. www.FlowTube.com L-9 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE DESIGN CONCEPT AND PLANNING Test Load Finished Unit This is arguably the most important stage. The rack must be loaded to the potential maximum, planned loads. This maintains safe working practice, and ensures that even under max load case the rack will be stable. At this stage any excessive deflection bending in horizontal members should be corrected by additional supports. To define ‘excessive’ please see the load tables found in the tube deflection heading later on in this report. If the deflection measured falls within these guidelines, then the deflection is safe. Redesign & re-check as appropriate This is where the iterative process really begins. If an issue has been discovered then it is back to adjusting the design, the initial sketch or even the weight loadings stages. Once happy the rack can now be put to use. Keep a record of original design load criteria One of the great benefits of FlowTube is its ability to adapt. It is important to review the design by discussion with the end users. Checking and improving the design is simple but bear in mind user alterations may affect loading. All alterations should be documented. Regularly inspect when unit is in use Since the Kaizen approach may lead to design modifications in use, the units should be checked periodically to ensure they conform to the design load limitations Refer to Flowstore in case of doubt Flowstore values its customers and is always ready to offer advice. Training sessions for assembly can be provided where required.
  93. 93. www.FlowTube.com L-10 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE TERMS Lane Load The term “lane load” is understood to mean the load acting on a pair of roller tracks that carry a single item, sometimes more tracks are required for larger items), container support tubes or mounting brackets. The lane load results from the total weight of the individual containers. Shelf Load / Level The term “shelf load” is understood to mean the load acting on a horizontal surface between two vertical rows of upright tubes (corresponding to the load acting on all supporting joints). The shelf load is the sum of the total lane loads. A shelf may have one or more lanes. If no lanes are used, shelf load is the total load on other decking materials used, i.e. timber or steel panels. Bay Load The term bay load is understood to mean the total of the individual shelf loads acting between two vertical tubular support frames. Several shelves may be arranged one above the other. Run Load “Run load” is the total of the individual bay loads making a run of bays. The run load is important for the design of the adjustable feet (or castors). Bays joined together to form a run can increase the loads on common shelf level support joints. If so, recalculate the joint loads generated by adjacent bays. Electrical Conductivity (ESD) For ESD applications all essential parts of a Flowtube construction have ESD variants, including the tubes, joints, roller tracks, feet and wheels in order to be electrically dissipative. EN 61340-5-1:2007 is the applicable standard for the construction of a system that guarantees an electrical resistance of R < 1 x 109 Ohm Whilst individual components may be ESD rated, the customer should check that dissipation overall meets satisfactory requirements. Track load, shelf load & bay load Lane Shelf Bay Run
  94. 94. www.FlowTube.com L-11 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Tube Deflection The following tables set out benchmarks for the construction of static shelving. The values given relate to practical deflection tests. The average measurement is the distance between two adjacent supports. Values for Uniformly Distributed Load on the tube (Fig D) Values for Point Load in the middle of the tube (Fig E) Using double tube arrangement (joints GA-8, 2 x GA-1S or CM-100) the load can be more than doubled, depending on the construction and use of the joints employed (see below) Deflection with Uniformly Distributed Load (UDL) Deflection with point load Average measurement M Average measurement M Uniformly Distributed load F Point load F Fig D Fig E Distance (mm) 500mm 750 mm 1000 mm 1250 mm 1500 mm Deflection (mm) 2.5* 5 5* 10 5* 10 15 5* 10 20 5* 10 20 Page DP2807 Load (kg) 150 270 105 210 57 105 140 30 55 95 20 45 65 DP2810 195 345 135 255 60 120 165 35 70 135 22 45 80 DP2814 225 450 180 300 75 170 230 40 85 165 27 50 95 DP2820 260 480 195 320 90 180 255 45 95 185 30 55 110 S2807 165 275 120 215 60 110 150 35 65 120 18 39 - S2812 245 450 180 330 80 165 240 50 95 180 30 55 95 *Recommended values (the relevent regulations are to be observed) Distance (mm) 500mm 750 mm 1000 mm 1250 mm 1500 mm Deflection (mm) 2.5* 5 5* 10 5* 10 15 5* 10 20 5* 10 20 Page DP2807 Load (kg) 105 180 70 140 38 70 95 20 28 65 13 25 45 DP2810 130 230 90 170 42 80 110 24 47 90 15 30 55 DP2814 150 300 120 200 53 115 155 28 57 110 18 35 65 DP2820 175 320 130 215 60 120 170 30 64 125 20 37 75 S2807 110 190 80 145 40 75 100 25 45 80 12 26 - S2812 165 300 120 220 53 110 160 35 65 120 20 37 65 *Recommended values (the relevent regulations are to be observed) GA-8S 2x GA-1s CM-100
  95. 95. www.FlowTube.com L-12 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Gripping Joint Strength With a bolt tightening torque of 10 Nm in both the X and Y axes the joint grip strength is greater than 80 kg by at least a safety factor of 2 minimum. Load on Roller Tracks The load on the individual roller tracks can be seen in the following table: Withdrawal or slip forces on joints Series 35 GP3533B 28 mm 33.3 mm 3 mm 60 Kg 100 Kg Series 40 CR-40A 34 mm 76 mm 4 mm 60 Kg GP4025M 34 mm 25 mm 3.3 mm 90 Kg GP4036A 34 mm 36 mm 4 mm 150 Kg GP4036B 150 Kg GP4040A 34 mm 40 mm 150 Kg GP4040B 150 Kg GP4050C 49 mm 50 mm 150 Kg UR4050 43 mm 50 mm 4 mm 48 Kg Series 60 GP6016S 15 mm 16.6 mm 4 mm 60 Kg 200 Kg GP6033B 30 mm 33.3 mm 90 Kg 200 Kg Series 70 GP7050BF 34 mm 50 mm 5 mm 120 Kg Series 85 GP8525M 34 mm 25 mm 3.3 mm 180 Kg 450 Kg Roller Distance Load Per 900 Load Track 0 Rollers Between Rollers 0 Axle mm Roller Track Per Wheel X Y Y Y X X X X
  96. 96. www.FlowTube.com L-13 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE CASTOR &WHEEL LOADING & CONFIGURATIONS Several considerations are needed when selecting the correct castor type for your application, some of which can be found below: • Gross Load - What is the total weight that the rack will be carrying? • Powered towed or Manual - Do I need this rack to be towable, or will an operator manoeuvre the rack? • Wheel MaterialType - What material provides the best solution in terms of noise, load, grip etc? • Usage - Will the rack be in regular use, or occasional? Gross Load Working conditions for castors can vary enormously both with regard to the type of floor and also the severity of the actual application. Average working conditions are typified by many factories where one or more of the following hazards may be present to a limited degree. Overloading, shock loading, uneven floor surfaces - cracks, gullies, door guide rails etc. and the floor surface maybe of an abrasive nature. It must be appreciated, however, that load capacity is not the only factor to be considered in choosing castors for a specific job. It may often be necessary to choose a castor having given a load capacity several times greater than the conditions appear to warrant ensuring that the castors are capable of giving the desired performance. Powered or Manual An important factor when choosing a type of castor is the requirement for power towing. When requiring a powered towing solution, fabricated castors should always be chosen. Fabricated castors consist of heavy steel components that are precision machined. Tapered roller bearings or ball races are also used in the construction giving an extremely strong construction suitable for extra heavy loads. Wheel Material Type For manual applications the choice of correct castor wheel is very closely related to the effort which a man can exert. 18kgf (1) is the generally accepted figure for moving from a standing start, but his must be reduced to 6-12kgf (2) once the unit is on the move. A man is able to maintain this effort for reasonably short distances, but for longer distances of travel he cannot be expected to maintain a force of more than 6kgf. See table below for material characteristics. (1) ~100N (2) ~120N Polyurethane Polyamide Semi-Elastic (Cast Iron / Alloy) (Nylon) Rubber Floor Protection Good Good Good Shock Absorption Good Average Average Wear Resistance Good Good Average Rough Handling Good Average Average Hygienic *NR Average Average Wet Environment *NR Average Average Sound Dampening Good Good Good Rolling Resistance Medium Medium High Non-Marking Yes Yes Yes Castor Wheel Material
  97. 97. www.FlowTube.com L-14 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE CASTOR &WHEEL LOADING & CONFIGURATIONS Wheels can be divided into two main types: • Resilient Tread Wheels (Soft Tread) • Hard Tread Wheels Resilient / Soft Tread Wheels Resilient or soft tread wheels, such as rubber or polyurethane, give the ultimate in quietness and floor protection but introduce a penalty from the point of view of ease of movement, as the tractive resistance or effort required to move them is generally up to 3 times greater than that of an equivalent size hard tread wheel. Polyurethane, however, has the remarkable property of being able to carry loads approaching that of cast iron. Polyurethane and Elastic Rubber have a great resistance to tearing and to abrasive wear. For many high-load manual applications soft tread wheels must be ruled out as although they may be capable of carrying the very high load the force required to move the equipment would require the effort of several men. The quiet running and floor protecting properties of the resilient tread wheels make them particularly suitable for power towing applications Hard Tread Wheels In the range of hard tread wheels it is usual to consider castors with cast iron wheels as a basic standard, as these are generally the strongest and have the longest life. They are also certainly the easiest to push and in many cases will, therefore, be the first choice for maximum mobility. They have a disadvantage, however, of being rather noisy, will not suit uneven or debris flooring and can sometime cause excessive floor wear. As an alternative to cast iron, injection Moulded Solid Nylon wheels have been developed. Nylon is unaffected by water and its use in the wet further enhances its self-lubricating properties. The load capacity of nylon approaches that of cast iron and these wheels also have the additional advantages of being quiet running, light in weight and also incapable of damaging floors. They can also be used in the temperature range -40 °C to +80 °C, although at extremes of range it may be necessary to de-rate the load capacity of the wheels by up to 25% for very arduous conditions. For higher temperature applications reinforced phenolic or reinforced polyamide wheels should be used. Usage Occasional Use Castors fitted to a machine or other device to enable it to be delivered to the place where it is to be used or to enable it to be moved occasionally for very short distances. For this type of application wheels of a smaller diameter may well be acceptable and are often used at their full rated capacity. Regular Use Castors for use on trucks, trolleys, trailers etc., which are used as a means of transportation (i.e. they are loaded with goods of some description and then regularly moved from one place to another). For these applications it is essential that castors should have the lowest tractive resistance and should also be able to swivel freely so that the trolley can be manoeuvred without too much effort. To achieve this, wheels should be at least 100mm diameter and preferably 160mm or more, regardless of the rated load capacity and choose castors with swivel heads designed to give maximum mobility. This will normally eliminate single ball race swivel heads for this type of application.
  98. 98. www.FlowTube.com L-15 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE CASTOR &WHEEL LOADING & CONFIGURATIONS WHEEL CONFIGURATION Castor / Wheel Configurations The type, size and castor quantity per rack will all have an effect on the maximum load rating that a rack will carry and ease of movement. Terminology Swivel Castor An assembly in which a housing containing a wheel is free to swivel without restriction about the vertical axis of the swivel bearing with the castor wheel axle offset. Fixed Castor An assembly containing a wheel which cannot swivel about its vertical axis. Tractive Resistance The effort required moving a piece of FlowTube equipment fitted with castors, this is usually expressed as a percentage of the total load carried. 2x Swivel Castors and 2x Fixed Castors The most practical configuration for industrial use. This solution provides good load capacity with good manoeuvrability and ensures accurate steering, even on long straight runs. The trolley should normally be pushed with the fixed castors leading. Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 3 4x Swivel Castors This arrangement provides good load capacity with excellent manoeuvrability, suitable for winding runs and where side motion is frequently required. However, trolleys with this configuration may be difficult to guide on straight runs, particularly with heavy loads and uneven ground. Not recommended for ramps. If castors are equipped with directional locks, this arrangement is then suitable for long straight runs, a very versatile arrangement. Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 3 1x Swivel and 2x Fixed Castors An economical solution for lightly loaded trolleys requiring good manoeuvrability. The trolley must be fairly small in size and it is essential that the load is evenly distributed to ensure stability of the unit. Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 3
  99. 99. www.FlowTube.com L-16 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE WHEEL CONFIGURATION 3x Swivel Castors The arrangement provides good load capacity with excellent manoeuvrability. However, equipment with this arrangement will be difficult to guide on straight runs particularly on uneven ground. This configuration is ideal for barrel dollies and small portable machines. Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 3 4x Swivel and 2x Fixed Castors Centrally Pivoting Besides providing a very high load capacity, this arrangement also assures greater manoeuvrability and stability with respect to the following configuration. It is best used with very long trolleys designed to carry heavy loads. The fixed castors can be replaced by wheels mounted onto a central axle. The base of the unit must be of robust construction. The swivel castors are mounted in such a way as to pivot the trolley on the central wheels, it is usual to put approximately 25mm of packaging above the two fixed castors (wheels) and thus provide alternating load support, depending on which pair of wheels are in contact with the floor. However, the swivel castors are subjected to shock loads if the trolley is tipped or the load is not evenly distributed, the entire load thus rests on the 2 central fixed castors/wheels. Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 2 2x Swivel and 2x Fixed Castors Centrally Pivoting This solution provides good load capacity and excellent manoeuvrability, in confined areas. The fixed castors can be replaced by wheel mounted on a central axle. The two swivel castors are mounted in such a way as to pivot the trolley centrally, it is usual to put approx. 25mm of packing above the two fixed castors and thus provide alternating load support. However, the swivel castors are subjected to shock loads if the trolley is tipped or the load is not evenly distributed. The entire load rests on 2 central fixed castors/wheels Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 2 4 Fixed Castors Centrally Pivoting An economical solution for moderate loads suitable for long, straight runs with occasional changes in direction. The fixed castors can be replaced by wheels mounted onto a central axle. The two end castors are mounted in such a way as to pivot the trolley on the central wheels, it is usual to put approximately 25mm of packing above the two fixed castors (wheels) and thus provide alternating support. However, the end castors are subjected to shock loads it the trolley is tipped or the load is not evenly distributed. The entire load rests on the 2 central fixed castors/wheels. Maximum capacity for each wheel = Load 2
  100. 100. www.FlowTube.com L-17 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE SECURING SHELVING &TROLLEYS AGAINST OVERTURNING To ensure a FlowTube assembly is stable, the height to width ratio of static units should not exceed the ratios as stated below, unless permanently floor fixed. Units with castors should in certain cases use a lower ratio, since if they hit an obstruction on the floor, they can topple... The arrangement of the castors or feet determines the effective base dimensions, so this is crucial for determining the maximum safe structure height. Each application needs individual consideration Shelving: Flowstore recommend a max 1:5 ratio between the feet of the shortest base dimension (A) and the height of the topmost shelf (B) (see FIG H below) Example: shelving depth: 400 mm ➞ maximum shelf height = 2,000 mm Trolleys: Flowstore recommend a range of between 1:3 to a max of 1:5 ratio between the wheel axle distance (A) and the height of the topmost shelf (B) (see FIG I below) In the summary table below, for example, it can be seen that insert castors provide the greatest stability as they have the greatest base width. Also, simply repositioning the plated castors moves the point of floor contact, changing the base width and in turn affecting the safe working height. (FIG H) Ratio of shelving depth to shelving height (FIG I) Ratio of wheel axle distance to height of topmost shelf in the case of movable shelving Rack Width Castor Base Base To Max (centres in mm) Size (mm) Width (mm) Height Ratio Height (mm) 1) Insert Castors 500 125 380 1:5 1900 2) Plated Castors (Crossways Mounted) 500 125 165 1:5 825 3) Plated Castors (Lengthways Mounted) 500 125 290 1:5 1450 A A B B
  101. 101. www.FlowTube.com L-18 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE SECURING SHELVING &TROLLEYS AGAINST OVERTURNING ASSEMBLY Common Sense When designing a FlowTube solution, common sense safety considerations must also be a factor of the design process. For example, consider where the centre of gravity will be on both a fully loaded and partially loaded rack. Also, as a rule of thumb, if a FlowTube solution is to be loaded and picked from by hand, then generally it is the right system. If loading and unloading require mechanical assistance, then an alternative solution should be used. E.g. Worst Case Scenario for 500mm rack widths – all castors facing inwards: Getting Started Assembly of a FlowTube solution can be done from either a pre-designed solution, where the tube lengths, joint and component quantities are fully specified from a drawing materials list and the outcome is known prior to assembly; or by developing the design as the solution is being built, adjusting and modifying until the desired solution is reached. Either way, certain assembly guidelines need to be adhered to. Tubes Tubes are very basic and therefore simple to prepare. Cut the tubes to length, with hacksaw, chop saw or band saw and de-burr cut ends; a sharp cutting blade will minimise burring. Tube & Joint Interfaces It is important that tubes are correctly inserted into the joints. This ensures that tubes are being correctly clamped and maximises the stability and safety of the system. 1) Insert Castors 2) Plated Castors (crossways mounted) 3) Plated Castors (lengthways mounted) 380mm 165mm 290mm (Perpendicular cross bracing with GA6s) Ensure the tubes are fully inserted into the joint before tightening. For joints in which a tube terminates, there should be 30mm of joint sleeving the tube. Do not splice, or join two tube ends inside a joint head. This is not considered a safe practice. ✘ ✔ ✘
  102. 102. www.FlowTube.com L-19 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE ASSEMBLY Joint Assembly Placed the tube against the joint arrester (possible to check this from the insertion markings) Position the joint components in place over a tube. Insert the T-nut(s) into the recess(es) on the least accessible side of the joint assembly, with the shoulder of the nut sticking through the hole and the flat edges captivated by the recess sides. The shoulder of the nut will improve the interface between the nut and bolt, allowing the threads to engage inside of the joint assembly. The bolt may then be inserted into the joint assembly from a more accessible side of the joint, typically on the outside of the rack, there the bolt head may be tightened by hand at first, then by 5mm Allen key or power tool with suitable adapter. WRONG Tube incorrectly inserted, and out of the insertion marks CORRECT tube correctly inserted against arrester, with tube against insertion mark ✔ Insertion marks (shown by the two red lines), are positioned on the side of the joint and are used as a quick reference to ensure the tube is correctly inserted WRONG Nut placed incorrectly, with collar facing away from the joint assembly CORRECT Nut correctly inserted so collar is inserted into the joint assembly ✔
  103. 103. www.FlowTube.com L-20 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE ASSEMBLY Check that the joints are connected neatly so that the joint sleeves are parallel, and correctly dove-tailed: An approximate torque of 10Nm is recommended for optimum clamping strength; too much under this torque and the joints may slip; too much over this torque and the joint components may deform under the excessive clamping force. Joints can be removed and re-assembled. Optional self-locking nuts and bolts are available for a more permanent solution. Dimensional Tolerance FlowTube is designed with +/-1mm tolerance. This ensures that tube lengths are fully inserted into joints, which maximises the effectiveness of the clamping friction. Similarly rack depths for roller tracks are set around a full pitch length of the roller track, to ensure roller tracks sit fully in the adapter brackets (see below for example using flat tube). WRONG Joints mounted incorrectly (dovetails are not in alignment) WRONG Joint strength reduced as a result of incorrect alignment CORRECT Dovetail alignment correct . ✔ ✔ Inserts & End Caps Threaded inserts and inner end caps are push fit and hammered into the open tube ends. Please ensure that flat of the insert is aligned with the tube weld seam (See castor section for further details)
  104. 104. www.FlowTube.com L-21 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE Adapters, Accessories & Components All other components are quick and easy to use; their application implicit, so require little or no training for assembly and use. ASSEMBLY This section follows the suggested assembly route for an example of a FIFO - 4 level feed/1 return flow rack showing examples of different variations at each stage on the left hand side: 1: Build side frames with feet 2: Add structural bracing
  105. 105. www.FlowTube.com L-22 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE ASSEMBLY 3: Add cross-tubes 4: Attach castors 5: Fit track and guide at set height • Track slots into track adaptors that is then a push fit onto the cross tube. • Guide simply slides onto the track before attaching track adaptors. • Track generally supported underneath with at least 1x cross tube.
  106. 106. www.FlowTube.com L-23 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE ASSEMBLY BASIC GUIDANCE 6: Fit remaining levels Maximum width/length 7: Add & secure accessories • Set levels at required pitch with track at 6% nom. Gradient Maximum width/length (without support) with Single Tube: Maximum width (without support) with Double Tube: • Attach any Melamine faced worktops/Steel panels/Tool rails etc. • Add inner caps • Check dimensions against drawing, ensure joints fully inserted and appropriate joints are perpendicular Thickness Of Max Width Max Length Tube Wall 0.7 – 1.0 mm 1,000 mm 1,000 mm 1.2 – 1.4 mm 1,300 mm 1,300 mm * Dependant on loading Thickness Of Max Width Tube Wall 0.7 – 1.0 mm 1,200 mm 1.2 – 1.4 mm 1,600 mm * Dependant on loading Length Width
  107. 107. www.FlowTube.com L-24 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE BASIC GUIDANCE Use of Crossbars Crossbars are recommended for spans in excess of 1,000 mm WRONG No crossbars, roller tracks bend CORRECT Support provided by crossbars ✔ ✔ ✔
  108. 108. www.FlowTube.com L-25 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE BASIC GUIDANCE Use of Diagonals • There is a risk of twisting and instability if no diagonals are used • Always to be used with dynamic loads as a matter of course WRONG No diagonals CORRECT With diagonals ✔ • Diagonals always orientated in direction of flow (roller track) • Mounting styles: Single diagonal Divided diagonal Double diagonal Assembly of basic frame Construction Height Up To 1800mm Construction Height Over 1800mm Larger Construction Lengths Recommendations for Assembly • All upper tubes to be always unbroken in length • All lower tubes to be separate at feet • All load-bearing tubes to be carried through right down to the floor (wheel/foot)
  109. 109. www.FlowTube.com L-26 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE BASIC GUIDANCE Roller Tracks Calculating the length of the roller tracks (roller track cut size) A = 1000 (External Dimensions) S = 930 (Cut Size of Roller Track) S = A – 70 mm Roller track cut size (S) = external dimensions (A) – 70 mm or S = I – 14 mm Roller track cut size (S) = internal dimensions (I) – 14 mm • If a roller is close to a saw cut it needs to be removed before cutting and (if possible) be reinserted. • Important: The roller must not protrude over the edge! • All load-bearing tubes to be carried through right down to the floor (wheel/foot) • Roller tracks must be trimmed at right angles • Length of roller tracks without vertical support: max. 1000 mm • Clearance width between lateral guides = size of container + 10 mm (5 mm each side) • The rollers should run on the edge of the container • Where containers or components with a sensitive surface are employed a rubber roller should be used (e.g. GP7050BF) • Gradient: approx. 6% (60 mm over 1000 mm length) as reference value (trials recommended); the slope depends on: - The weight of the containers - The condition of the container base - The type of rollers - In the case of cardboard packaging you may require more - In the case of lighter containers, if those standing on the roller track do not run of their own accord, increase the gradient • Roller track series 40 (GP4036A) can be employed as standard • Where the base of the containers is uneven (e.g. VDA containers), consider use of GP6016S roller tracks
  110. 110. www.FlowTube.com L-27 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE BASIC GUIDANCE Lateral Guides The choice of lateral guide depends on the weight of the load bearers, space requirement and price. We recommend conducting trials with various lateral guides in order to achieve ideal results. Lateral guide with smooth pipe or full slide pipe; the GAP-11 conical ring prevents containers from sticking to the edge of the joint GP4050C roller track with guide rollers RG-40B guide track RG-35B guide track SG-28A guide track RG-40C guide track Stainless Tube guide track RG-40A guide track RG-40D guide track
  111. 111. www.FlowTube.com L-28 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE BASIC GUIDANCE Castors Type of mounting: For loads up to ~80 kg/castor (Depending upon castor wheel size): Threaded Castor + Threaded Insert (BS/AS) For loads up to ~200 kg/castor (Depending upon castor wheel size): Fixing plate (max. 100 x 85 mm) + CM-200 Central Wheel Fixture In a 6 castor arrangement, the fixed castors are often used in the middle of the rack, with a swivel castor at either end. This aids the manoeuvrability of the rack in question. An additional tube is often used to aid stability and alignment of the castor mounting brackets. Some examples of mounting the fixed castor can be found below. Mounting material per castor: 1 x Threaded Insert BS/AS… (Depending on type of pipe) For assembly – use thread lock on castor thread prior to assembly Where applicable, the milled end flank of the threaded insert is to be aligned with the welded seam on the inside of the tube. Mounting material per castor: 4 x Castor Mounts (CM-200) 4 x M8 x 40 Bolts 4 x M8 Half Nyloc Nuts
  112. 112. www.FlowTube.com L-29 DESIGN & ASSEMBLY GUIDE BASIC GUIDANCE Feet Attaching the feet • The selection of the diameter of the foot elements depends on the total load and floor condition. To be able to join racks that are adjacent to each other the 32mm foot has to be used. • Feet may be installed in the tube using a BS/AS threaded insert. The correct insert must be used and is dependent on the tube thickness, as well as the type of thread on the foot (i.e. metric or imperial). Where applicable, the milled end flank of the threaded inserts is to be aligned with the welded seam on the inside of the tube. • We recommend placing the joint for the cross brace directly over the tube area containing the BS/AS insert. • Max. distance of cross brace from floor: 200 mm • To secure against twisting a lock nut may be used Assembly of mounting feet Cross brace fixed to a BS/AS Tube BS / AS Insert Foot

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