2013-09-23 19:05:32 - Interroll introduces EC310 24V DC RollerDrive and ConveyorControl technology at Pack Expo this week
Las Vegas (Sept. 23, 2013) – Interroll is introducing North American logistics professionals at Pack Expo this week to the company’s breakthrough EC310 24V DC RollerDrive and ConveyorControl technology, which has been lowering operating costs while enabling greater internal logistics flexibility in major distribution centers throughout Europe for nearly three years.
Though a recent entrant into the North American market, Interroll has long dominated the European market for 24V roller drives and currently holds more than 50 percent market share. The EC310 is Interroll’s latest innovation within the company’s vast portfolio of products, and has emerged as Europe’s leading retrofitting unit in replacement of traditional, less advantageous high voltage drive technology.
“Our EC310 product launch gives North American OEMs, system integrators, plant
manufacturers and end users access to a proven alternative to traditional conveyor technologies that is significantly easier to configure, less costly to operate, more flexible in conveyance and easier to maintain,” said Tim McGill, Interroll’s president of North American operations. “It also signifies Interroll’s commitment to North America. Having established five manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada, with another coming online next month, we are ready to begin delivering innovative internal logistics solutions that will greatly benefit our customers.”
Interroll’s EC310 24V solution delivers many operational advantages, including:
• Greatly reduced energy costs. Up to 50 percent of energy consumption in automated logistics goes to conveyance – roughly 50 percent more than is consumed in heating and ventilation. The EC310 reduces this energy consumption by up to 30 percent compared to conventional systems, conserving energy (and reducing noise) by running individual conveyors only when containers are present, with exceptional acceleration and braking. The EC310 feeds back energy during braking, further reducing energy cost.
• Fast and easy configuration. The EC310 integrates seamlessly into new or existing logistics systems, with its compact, integral 24V DC motor, electronics and gears simplifying systems planning and construction. The units eliminate PLC programming and reduce commissioning time. The IP54-protected casing quickly installs in a side-profile position, with bus-connected controls directly mounted along the main power supply’s continuous ribbon cable to eliminate cable-stripping and other tedious assembly tasks.
• Intelligent conveyance flow. Interroll’s ConveyorControl delivers flexibility by dividing conveyor systems into individual zones and segments for controlling speed, rotation direction and logic. An integral controller guarantees a constant conveyor speed in the specific load-bearing area. With nine gear ratios, the drive can be adapted to virtually any applications.
• Reduced maintenance and longer service life. The EC310 is maintenance-free and requires no additional lubrication. In addition to conserving energy and reducing noise, the EC310’s Run on Demand Technology ensures less wear by running only when needed. When a unit does need to be replaced, the internal gear motor simplifies the process.
Interroll will have its EC310 24V DC RollerDrive and ConveyorControl solution on display, along with the company’s Synchronous Drum Motor for the food industry, at the company’s PACK EXPO booth, #S-7829.
The Interroll Group is one of the world’s leading specialists within the field of internal logistics. Headquartered in Switzerland, the exchange-listed company employs approximately 1,600 people in 31 enterprises around the world. Interroll products are deployed at well-known global brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Coop, DHL, FedEx, Peugeot, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, USPS, Walmart and Yamaha. The business focuses on airports, parcel and postal services, distribution centers and food processing facilities. Regional centers of excellence and production sites, global expertise, financial stability and a solid brand reputation make Interroll a strong partner for growth and most sought-after employer.