A revolutionary plug-and-play conveyor system that can be put into operation by end-users was the focal point of the European Conveyor Systems stand at IMHX 2013.
Developed by Gebhardt Fȍrdertechnik, the System 600 is based on modules with integral mechanical and electrical connectivity, enabling users to respond to changing logistics demands without installing a permanent dedicated conveyor system for every requirement.
The system featured on the ECS stand at IMHX included some of the main elements of the system, including straight sections, curves, merges and transfers along with integral RFID sensors. Energy-efficient 24V DC motors drove the powered rollers, while PLC-based software controlled the system. Maximum weight of individual boxes is 50kg.
The System 600 can be used independently of conventional conveyors or in combination with them, including integration with peripherals such as weighing scales and labelling machines. The layout can be quickly adapted at any time if circumstances change.