Pack Expo 2017

Interroll Unveils Next-Gen Belt Drives

The company has a number of offerings on display for Pack Expo attendees.

The Interroll Group is bringing a new generation of belt drives to the North American market, and visitors to Pack Expo 2017 (Booth No. 7356) will be able to get a sneak peek at them. This motor platform is primarily intended for modern conveyor belt systems in manufacturing, food and beverage, distribution centers, and airports. It features a completely modular design and offers both synchronous and asynchronous drive setups. Initially, drum motors with a diameter of 80 mm will be offered; additional sizes will be rolled out in near future.

The new platform makes it easy to combine all of the components and guarantees short and reliable delivery times. Furthermore, all of the options, such as encoders, brakes and return stops, are now available for all of the platform’s motor variants. This makes it significantly easier for system integrators and equipment manufacturers to plan and implement efficient material handling setups. In addition, all of the drum motors in the new design are IP69K rated; this makes them more hygienic as the cleaning process is easier and much less time consuming, especially when compared with gear motors.

The new-generation belt drives have a number of design benefits. Stronger shafts and ball bearings guarantee a long service life, and a robust planetary gear makes it possible to efficiently transfer high torques to the belts while making very little operating noise. Thanks to an expanded number of gear stages, a larger speed range can be covered. So it’s particularly easy for system integrators and equipment manufacturers to implement a conveyor setup in accordance with their individual throughput specifications.

The new platform’s modular design reduces production and delivery times. Furthermore, the new generation of drum motors stands out as a plug-and-play setup thanks to the advantages offered during installation and maintenance. That means the power supply can be established using a simple plug-in connection. This significantly reduces downtime for maintenance and repair work, resulting in considerable cost advantages for the user.

Interroll will also be displaying its Modular Conveyor Platform with RollerDrive and 4-zone certified MultiControl Card. The MCP is a suitable setup for conveying and sorting multiple types of totes, boxes, and items, as well as feeding packaging and labelling machines and several other applications in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Finally, the company will showcase its Magnetic Speed Controller MSC50, a setup for controlling the speed of boxes and plastic trays traveling on gravity roller conveyors and spirals or the end sections of sorters. It is suitable for handling goods weighing up to 77 lb.

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