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Vertical conveying optimises space

16 July 2018

A new module has been added to the Interroll Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) in the form of the Spiral Lift which can be used for the efficient and reliable vertical movement of goods. 

Flexibility and space savings are often important when it comes to material flow. When goods regularly also have to be moved upward or downward, a conveyor that is as flexible as possible and that works vertically is essential.

The Spiral Lift enables conveying lines to be constructed that also works vertically. The transition points for the material to be transported between the Spiral Lift and other conveying modules are pre-coordinated at the factory. This integrated solution avoids additional design effort and faults in the material flow, and guarantees efficiency and operational reliability.

The Interroll Spiral Lift can be used wherever MCP conveyors are planned or are already being used. However, the spiral conveyor can also be used as a stand-alone solution.

Developed by the Interroll Research Center (IRC) in Germany, the vertical conveyor has been tested in continuous operation under the highest performance demands, with the focus on maximum efficiency and reliability, as well as operational reliability. Slide segments are used to transport the material to be conveyed and these are precisely driven via a chain.

Because the slide sections also overlap in the bends, there is no gap into which smaller objects can slide, for example, or cause injuries to the operator. The underside of the Spiral Lift is completely closed. This means that there are no dangerous contact points and ensures compliance with the highest of work safety standards.

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/sec can be achieved.

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