New Clipper® Roller Lacer® Gold Class™ By Flexco Speeds, Simplifies wire Hook Fastener Installation

March 22, 2007
Faster, simpler lacer installation of wire hooks has been made possible with the introduction of a new Roller Lacer from Flexible Steel Lacing Company. Designated the Clipper® Roller Lacer® Gold Class™, this versatile portable tool is designed for fast, easy, hook installation and significantly reduces operator fatigue and minimizes downtime without sacrificing precision. The portable easy to use Roller Lacer Gold Class handles wide belts in one simple operation. It can be driven by a cordless drill (18 volt or higher) or operated manually with a handle or ratchet in emergency situations. The new Clipper Roller Lacer Gold Class is approximately 12” (300 mm) longer than the standard roller lacer, which allows for extra stability when placing the lacer up on sidewall pans for on-site installation. Available in widths of 24”, 36”, 48” and 60” (600, 900, 1200 and 1,500 mm) the tool features a special shelf that supports the belt and guides it into the hook points during installation. The belt shelf can be easily moved into a loading position for faster and easier insertion of belt into hook points and an improved belt clamp provides greater holding force for the belt The newly designed Face Strip eliminates the need for a locking lever and back-up extrusions, reducing component wear and enhancing tool durability. Face Strip storage slots enable the user to easily slide the face strip into the tool for storage. Introduction of the Clipper Roller Lacer Gold Class expands Flexco’s line of portable belt maintenance tools for efficient, economical repairs, and productive conveyor belt operation. The line also includes belt cutters, skivers, clamps, and lifts. Flexible Steel Lacing Company (Flexco) maximizes belt conveyor productivity for its customers’ worldwide through innovative, solutions for mechanical splicing, slippage, belt tracking, and cleaning and safer belt conveyor maintenance products. The company is headquartered near Chicago, IL/USA, and operates subsidiaries in California, Michigan, Mexico, England, Germany, Australia and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors, under the brand names which include Alligator®, Clipper®, and Tatch-A-Cleat®. The company will celebrate its Centennial in 2007. • HOOK SIZE - 36, UCM36 • HOOK SIZE - 4-1/2-7, U4-U7