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Showing solutions to store and convey efficiently

09 January 2019

Interroll will showcase space-saving, energy-efficient solutions for handling pallets and cartons at IntraLogisteX (26th to 27th February 2019, Ricoh Arena, Coventry).

Interroll says its dynamic storage solutions can save up to 50% space and reduce travel distances by up to 80%. For different warehouse sizes and turnover rates, flow storage solutions offer a cost-effective option. Robust and efficient, they ensure long-term availability and provide flexibility for short-term order peaks.

The Interroll Pallet Roller Flow solution optimises on available space and offers a high degree of flexibility to store fast turnover stock, with accurate FIFO (First-In-First-Out) and LIFO (Last-In-Last-Out) flow of products. A quick return on investment is said to result, and the systems can be used in many storage applications and distribution centres, including ambient, chilled and cold store environments down to -28°C.

The Pallet Roller Flow storage will feature a special safety separator with time plus functionality that reduces the risk of damaging goods conveyed on gravity roller conveyor sections. It is maintenance free and easy to install. On lifting the first pallet to remove from the order picking face, there is a 20 second delay before the separation device releases the next pallet in line. This gives the forklift truck driver time to unload the pallet safely before the second pallet is released.

As a result of the pedal-less system, there is no longer pallet lift up height restriction for the truck driver. Safety is said to be greatly enhanced. A further highlight will be a Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) display. The MCP is well suited to demonstrate the ease of use and flexibility of automatic order-picking systems. The versatile Interroll conveyor platform can be adapted to the specific needs of clients and users alike. Furthermore, it is possible to use the platform as a basis for retrofitting systems for the flow of materials in a particularly quick and practical manner.

The modules, most of which come pre-assembled, make the system easy to install. The MCP is controlled by Interroll MultiControl, a new network interface card for PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. With the help of the MultiControl, sensors and RollerDrive are directly integrated in to the field bus level.