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Intelligrated Releases ZoneFlex-Flexible Zone Control for Zero-Pressure Accumulation Conveyors
Intelligrated Posted 02/05/2013New control system maximizes throughput while maintaining superior carton control
(CINCINNATI)—Intelligrated®, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the release of ZoneFlex™, a flexible zone control for the company’s Accuglide™ and IntelliQ® zero-pressure accumulation conveyors. The pre-mounted and easy-to-configure system optimizes product flow of varied package sizes and weights for high density accumulation and maximized throughput.
ZoneFlex modules enable easy selection of multiple pre-installed accumulation and release modes to improve material handling efficiency and allow for superior carton control, gentle product handling and increased conveyable cartons. Clip-in mounting, simple switch configuration and LED diagnostics allow operators to quickly replace, modify and monitor zone controllers, simplifying maintenance and increasing system flexibility.
"An increasing number of distribution operations are facing the need to handle a variety of product types," said Jerry Koch, director of corporate marketing and product management, Intelligrated. "ZoneFlex helps operators manage the engineering challenges of multichannel order fulfillment and changing packaging designs."
ZoneFlex creates high-density accumulation, while its multiple release modes enable high-capacity throughput. With built-in logic and selectable release modes, ZoneFlex is designed to move previously accumulated product downstream quickly by monitoring and automatically responding to accumulation conditions. This capability simplifies control logic and increases available product for downstream applications.
To learn more, visit Intelligrated in booth #2903 at ProMat 2013, January 21-24 in Chicago.
Intelligrated is a leading North American-based, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. 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.
Through its New York-based subsidiary company, Knighted® (www.knightedcs.com), Intelligrated offers web-enabled logistics software for today’s supply chain operations including warehouse management software (WMS), warehouse control software (WCS) and labor management software (LMS).
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. For more updates, follow us on Twitter @Intelligrated.