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Intelligrated Releases Control Enhancements to Accuglide™ and IntelliQ® Live Roller Conveyors
igus Inc. Posted 09/20/2011Accumulation conveyors receive zone control upgrades to maximize uptime and reduce noise, energy usage and wear
(Cincinnati) Intelligrated®, a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, announces the release of new zone control upgrade features to the Intelligrated Accuglide™ and IntelliQ® powered roller accumulation case conveyors.
The Accuglide chain-driven conveyor and IntelliQ belt-driven conveyor provide quiet, positive transportation and true zero-pressure accumulation for rapid, virtually damage-free handling of a broad range of products. Zone control upgrades include:
- Enhanced sleep mode to reduce noise, energy usage and equipment wear;
- Jam detection logic to identify flow interruptions and command zone shutdowns;
- Photo-eye visibility to eliminate cost of additional system-level eyes;
- Visible status lights, device and system-level diagnostics to streamline maintenance; and
- On-board independent logic controller stores commands to reduce programming requirements and central computer communication.
“Intelligrated case conveyor products continue to stand out from the competition with a proven track record of high performance and efficiency,” said Kevin Klueber, case conveyor product manager, Intelligrated. “The sophisticated zone control features reflect Intelligrated’s commitment to continuous innovation and a focus on ease of maintenance and reliability for today’s manufacturing and distribution operations.”
Accuglide, a chain-driven accumulation conveyor, accumulates product through up to three 90-degree curves with a single drive, increasing layout flexibility and providing additional accumulation capacity. IntelliQ, a belt-driven accumulation conveyor, is designed for simplified maintenance and minimal noise. Both conveyors provide benefit for a wide range of applications and environments, including warehousing, manufacturing and distribution. IntelliQ is also ideally suited for cold room applications, while Accuglide is available in a stainless steel construction for food and beverage applications, as well as in a pallet load version for pallet handling applications.
Intelligrated® is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort® sortation systems, Alvey® palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions® order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls—all supported by 24x7 Customer Service and Support.
Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems.