What to Look for When Modernizing Your Conveyor System

With 2020 lurking around the corner, businesses are planning how they will invest in their infrastructure going into the new year. With conveyor systems prevalent in retail, automotive, food and beverage, manufacturing, and transportation, many companies could be looking to modernize older conveyor infrastructure to gain efficiencies and lower costs.

What should they be looking for?

Accumulation Conveyor

Accumulation conveyors still using airbags to activate their zones can benefit by switching to a low-voltage motorized roller solution. Using legacy airbag accumulation to activate a zone means more chances of employees being injured and much more wear and tear on parts due to exposure.

Low-voltage motor rollers will exceed your expectations for accumulating and conveying your product with more power, less energy, and less wear and tear.  Selecting PULSEROLLER can eliminate numerous mechanical and electrical components while increasing the reliability and efficiency of the overall conveyor system.

How PULSEROLLER can help

Our controllers and motor-driven rollers are designed for safety and efficiency. The motors reside inside the roller. Employees can grab the roller with no risk of damage to the roller, conveyor or fingers. Our rollers and controllers can conveyor or position an item as light as a t-shirt to an item as heavy as 2,700lbs. All with as few parts as possible.

Energy Savings

Manufacturers consume more than 30 percent of the nation’s energy consumption, consuming 31.5 quadrillions Btu of energy in 2014, or 32 percent of the total. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015) Companies looking to cut energy costs should consider conveyor components that work as hard or harder with fewer amounts of energy.

How PULSEROLLER can help

Depending on the application, PULSEROLLER's Senergy line of motor-driven rollers could potentially use 20 percent, up to 60 percent, less electrical power. It has a significant high starting torque which is very beneficial for conveying products in curves, inclines, or any other critical application requiring such torque. It can also move products up to 1,000 feet per minute. The higher output torque means heavier loads at faster speeds. This results in more product being moved along your assembly line or out the door. Their ranges and performance characteristics are suitable for speeds between 6fpm to 969fpm and starting torque up to an amazing 215 in/lbs.

Less space

The average monthly rent for a square foot of office space is $2.17 in Atlanta and $2.22 in Dallas, according to data from TheSquareFoot. If you turn that into a 100,000 square foot warehouse, it'll cost $217,000 and $222,000 per month, respectively. Maximizing your space could save you on square footage.

How PULSEROLLER can help

PULSEROLLER’s Pulse Geared Drive is designed for extremely compact spaces that still need awesome power, efficiency, and reliability. Place it under the conveyor or use it for a complex conveyor such as a transfer or turntable.

If you need a compact controller, PULSEROLLER's new ConveyLinx Ai control is designed to fit in a very narrow conveyor frame. It debuted in Europe a few years ago, where conveyor systems are built with very shallow side frames from top to bottom. They average around 100mm x30mm. The ConveyLinx Ai is physically small and can be tucked into machinery. This modified design means it can fit in more places.

Modernizing an aging conveyor system can not only improve the speed and efficiency of how products and parts are moved, but it can also have positive long-term effects on your bottom line.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to get a hold of any of the support team at support@pulseroller.com and if you’d like a quote on ConveyLinx or Senergy send us an email at sales@insightautomation.cc.

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