Energy efficiency by Run-On-Demand
Run-On-Demand means that the motor of 24V-motor rollers only runs if an item is being transported. The motor rollers are controlled by photocells. The accumulating conveyor do not require compressed air. Shortly after the conveyed good has left a zone, this switches off, while the motor of 400 V- conveyor technology runs continuously. Due to the reduced switch-on-time both the energy consumption and the wear will be minimized.
Safe / Quiet / Low maintenance
When using 24V-technology there is no danger of sprockets which must be oiled or chains which must be tensioned. This reduces the risk of injury. The encapsulated design makes the engines nearly maintenance-free and quiet. Their shutdown at stationary periods reduces the noise level in a hall. For this purpose the motor rollers have lifetime lubrication. So the power transmissions from roller to roller do not require lubrication. And if necessary, the motor rollers can be, thanks to plug and play, replaced in a few minutes.
Conveying without stagnation pressure
When using motor rollers round belts or poly-V-belts ensure the overdrive from roll to roll and the drive of the stagnation zones. Also belt conveyors with 24 V-drive can be used for stagnation. The advantage of coneying without stagnation pressure: There is no contact between the conveyed goods and thus no product damage.
Space optimization and ergonomics
By further using the frame profiles and pillars made of steel or aluminum several conveyor lines can be located above or next to each other with minimum space requirements because of the small size . This saves material and the throughput per area increases significantly. Ergonomic working heights can be realized easily.
A variety of different conveyor modules, such as transfers, curves, merges and swivelling skate wheel transfers can be driven by motor rollers. The modular concept allows simple conversions and extensions on site.
High flexibility and scalability
The layout of conveyor systems with decentralized motor roller drives in each production zone can be modified easily and scaled almost arbitrarily.
Operating either autonomously or via PLC
The control modules are directly connected to a light barrier, and with each other via a bus system. This allows selectively either an independent operation or control via a PLC. The GEBHARDT MCC (Modular Conveyor Control) or the GEBHARDT ASi module assume the accumulating zone control. They offer variable conveyor speeds.
While the wiring disappears into the side profiles behind faceplates, the control modules are freely accessible. 24 V-technology allows simple, decentralized installation with an intelligent cabling concept that ensures the 230/400 V power supply for any number of power adapters. This decentralized intelligent power adapters are below the carrying rollers.
Convertibility of existing sytems
The intelligent cabling and power supply can be integrated in the side profiles of many different
manufacturers, so that many existing systems are updatable by the GEBHARDT retrofit package.
Saves energy, money and time
Fewer components result in a quicker installation and commissioning, as well as a lower failure rate. So fewer spare parts have to be stored. Often the same motor roller can be reused in multiple conveyors.
Fast return on invest (ROI)
Compared to a new acquisition, the investment costs with an conversion to 24V-technology are significantly lower. In addition, the less maintenance costs and the high availability results in a faster payback on the capital employed upon improved system performance.