ANUGA FoodTec 2018: Interroll’s deep-freeze conveyor solution made its debut
Food processing as well as conveying, sorting and storing packaged food and beverage are crucial processes in the food industry and Interroll offers a wide range of solutions in the field. ANUGA FoodTec 2018 in Cologne, Germany from March 20 to 23, was the stage for Interroll’s premiere in the deep-freeze sector.
Interroll’s new Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) for chilled and deep-freeze environments, with decentrally controlled RollerDrive drive technology, expands the range of applications of the company’s conveyor solutions. Deep-freeze logistics can now benefit from an efficient, zero pressure accumulation (ZPA) material flow down to minus 30 degrees Celsius. This can reduce manual labor in deep-freeze temperatures and leads to a better and safer working environment.
The new deep-freeze MCP offers flexible and scalable configuration with standard plug-and-play components. It accommodates all conveying needs and offers flexibility for future growth. End users benefit from low energy consumption leading to savings in operational cost. The new solution has been tested in several conditions and ambient temperatures and has proven to be a solution perfectly suitable to harsh temperatures.
A further highlight was the new generation of drum motors, which Interroll is now expanding with more diameter options. Interroll showcased the DM0113 and the DM0138 – the latest additions to its range of drum motors – at ANUGA FoodTec. The new generation of drives offers an impressive range of benefits: Stronger shafts and ball bearings ensure particularly long service life and the extremely stable planetary gear design allows high torques to be transferred with low levels of operating noise. All of the new-generation drum motors comply with the requirements of IP69K, the highest degree of hygiene protection; that means they are significantly quicker and easier to clean in comparison to traditional gear motors.