Interroll RollerDrive EC310 - the most energy efficient all-purpose drive
12 December 2012
The new 24 V DC Interroll RollerDrive EC310 offers a complete safe solution to support the design of custom built versatile conveyor and assembly lines and uses up to 30% less energy and recycles brake energy. Its simpl
The new generation of control technology enables all the components to be combined into one functional compact unit. All elements of the system can safely operate in ambient temperatures between 0Â°C to 40Â°C and comply with IP54 up to IP66 protection rating.
This EC310 conveyor drive offers outstanding torque at all speeds with excellent acceleration/ braking performance, optimum energy-savings, low operating temperature and superb startstop performance for all unit load handling applications, including food industry & packaging as well as checkweighers and logistic applications.
A zero pressure accumulation conveyor fitted with RollerDrives is extremely energy-efficient, as individual modules only run when containers are present. Once containers move off, the conveyor modules no longer run but remain ready for transporting product.
Compared with this, a typical zero pressure accumulation conveyor with a flat belt or line shaft has much higher energy consumption and noise emissions.
The EC310 provides an ideal drive for all zero pressure accumulation conveyor applications for use with lightweight to heavyweight containers. The versatility of the electronically commutated drive roller with its compact integral 24 VDC motor, electronics and gears, makes the planning, construction and operation of systems much simpler.
The RollerDrive EC310 has nine gear speeds, enabling the drive to be adapted to all applications. The integral controller guarantees a constant conveyor speed in the specific load-bearing area. When the material being conveyed brakes, the EC310 feeds back energy, not only improving the energy balance of the system and reducing costs, but also ensuring that the motor heats up less in operation. Incorporation of brake choppers in the Interroll Drive and ZoneControls, ensures feedback of voltage is restricted to a non-critical level.
Depending on the design and complexity of a system, the RollerDrive EC310 can be used with modules DRIVECONTROL's 20 & 54 or ZONECONTROL for controlling the speed, direction of rotation and logic. The Interroll BusControl is currently in development, making it possible to influence and correspondingly visualise all parameters of the conveyor system.
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