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Smooth vertical transfer of product

18 December 2018

A Spiral Lift unit has been added to the Interroll Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP). This can be used for efficient and reliable vertical movement of a wide range of goods.

In production, warehouses and distribution centres, where space for material handling systems may be restricted or limited, new advances in spiral conveyor technology offer productivity and operational benefits. Interroll’s Spiral Lift units are designed to support high throughput and continuous, smooth vertical transfer of product in either direction. 

Spiral Lifts boost flexibility in handling a wide range of goods and packages, sizes and weights such as cartons, trays, tote boxes, shrink wrapped product, through to sacks. 

Featuring a space-saving footprint, they provide a cost effective handling alternative to traditional incline conveyors and have low maintenance requirements and long operational life. Sealed and rubber-mounted ball bearings are said to guarantee particularly quiet and energy-saving operation.

"For our customers — system integrators and plant manufacturers — expanding our range translates into making it significantly easier to plan and implement ambitious material flow solutions," says Florian Kley, global product manager at Interroll. "Thanks to our new Spiral Lift, we are able to make our module portfolio complete and therefore allow our customers to construct a conveying line that also works vertically — all from a single source."

The bridgeable height between the inward and outward transfer points, whose position can be selected in 45° increments, is a maximum of 4m if a drive is being used. Depending on the required power, the Spiral Lift can be driven by a gear or drum motor, as an option, whereby transport speeds of 0.1 to 0.5m/s can be achieved. The Spiral Lift from Interroll is initially being introduced with a transport width of 500mm and a maximum load-bearing capacity of 30kg/m; additional sizes and versions will follow.