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Interroll components and modules can help rebuild you

12 December 2012

After seven to ten years most warehouses are considered obsolete: technically outdated, suffering from wear and tear and functionally inefficient. But the Interroll Group suggest that completely replacing old conveyor sy

After seven to ten years most warehouses are considered obsolete: technically outdated, suffering from wear and tear and functionally inefficient. But the Interroll Group suggest that completely replacing old conveyor systems is not always the best option.

They are now emphasising that modernisation or expansion of existing plant by retrofitting can be a more cost-effective alternative.

Within the internal logistics domain, around 50% of the energy cost of systems with a high degree of automation is attributed to conveyor technology, warehousing and commissioning. This means there is huge potential for energy savings in internal logistics, much of which can be effectively addressed through retrofitting measures. The use of efficiency- enhanced, energy-saving drives, plus consistently lightweight components and material combinations with reduced rolling resistance, can generate double digit reductions in energy consumptions.

Interroll's plan is to bring state-of-the-art advances to the most critical interfaces (such as hardware controls, drives and sensors). This is achieved by converting automatic warehouses to Interroll low-consumption 24 volt drives or incorporating intelligent energy recovery technology into the brakes of conveyor systems, RollerDrives and stacker cranes. This strategy is possible because logistics systems are increasingly defined by sequences of complete sub-assembly groups, the key products which can be conveniently replaced or modernised irrespective of the original manufacturer.

Interroll MD Chris Middleton reports, '' The basis for deciding whether to retrofit or rebuild is all about striking a balance between the suitability of the old system and the cost and time involved to complete the project. Interroll can provide everything from project planning, assistance with strategic questions and technical support through to complete design and rapid assembly of entire logistics systems. With our solutions, retrofit projects can thus achieve sustainable, future-proof modernisation of systems at minimal overall cost.'' For further information contact: Interroll Ltd, Brunel Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate GB-Corby, Northants, NN17 4UX Drives & Rollers: Liam Preston Tel: 01536 748531 Fax: +44(0) 1536 748 515 e.mail: gb.sales@interroll.com Website: www.interroll.com
 
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