Interroll is growing the sorting capabilities of its conveyor belt offerings with its new High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter.
The new High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter MX 025H offers an increased conveying speed of up to 2.5 m/s (8.2 ft/s) compared to 1.8 m/s (5.9 ft/s) for the still available Interroll Crossbelt Sorter ST 6160. The new sorter thus enables throughput rates of up to 20,000 conveyed goods per hour. At the same time, the High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter MX 025H is able to transport goods weighing up to 50 kg. In addition, the width of the carriers has been increased by an impressive 50%. This means an enormous gain in flexibility when sorting goods of different dimensions.
Maintenance for the HPCS is extremely easy and inexpensive. This is true for many reasons. First of all, the drive chain has been replaced with a rubber belt. This means there is no need for lubrication. Secondly, it is now much easier and faster to replace the belt.
However, extensive tests indicate this will not need to happen for many years, even in the case of 24/7 operations. The carriers can also be replaced much faster, and wear parts are also less expensive; all this contributes to significantly lower maintenance costs – around 50% less than with a conventional Crossbelt Sorter.
Thanks to the mechanical drive concept, the sorter operates extremely quietly—below 67 dB(A)—even at the highest throughput rates. In addition to extensive load and endurance tests in the in-house test center, the new sorter has already been in use for almost a year at selected customers’ sites. The new product was presented to the public at MODEX 2020, March 9 to 12, in Atlanta, Georgia (United States).
"With our entry into absolute high-performance sorting, system integrators can now offer users an innovative and at the same time proven technology range," explains Jens Strüwing, executive vice president and head of products and technology at Interroll. "Our unique, mechanical drive concept enables us to process an increasing number and variety of goods according to demand—with the highest reliability and economic advantages that are unparalleled in the world market."