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Plug-and-play conveyor improves productivity

09 May, 2022

Interroll has launched a platform-based material-flow system that, it says, will boost the productivity of manufacturing processes “significantly”. The modular, plug-and-play LCP (light conveyor platform) system allows integrators to implement scalable belt conveyor sections quickly to satisfy the automated material-flow requirements of individual customers.

Belt conveyors based on the new system can be assembled from pre-assembled modules without needing any engineering. An autonomous machine control system, based on an optional PLC, allows the system to start operating quickly and safely. Connection to an external PLC with user-specific programming is possible.

The system is designed to transport smaller conveyed goods, as well as boxes or polybags weighing up to 50kg. The conveyors, which can handle inclines or declines, are driven by compact drum motors with efficiencies of more than 85%, cutting energy costs. The modular system can be planned and assembled using Interroll's Layouter PC tool, cutting lead times. Predefined module sizes in different lengths and widths reduce production and delivery times.

Interroll says that workplace safety and a pleasant working environment were important considerations during the development of the new platform. The system was subjected to extreme endurance and load tests, and developed in accordance with DMFA (design for manufacture and assembly) standards. It provides emergency shutdowns at the push of a button, and is said to operate quietly.

Interroll says its new conveyor platform will boost productivity

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