Interroll to manufacture Interroll Portec belt curves in Europe
With the acquisition of the leading US manufacturer of belt curves, Portec, Interroll had already expanded its global portfolio in the area of highly efficient belt curves and other conveyor solutions back in 2013. Now, the company will begin manufacturing and marketing this reliable and robust solution, which has already been installed over 80,000 times, in Europe as well.
The Interroll Portec belt curve is designed to offer high performance and trouble-free operation in various applications and can be used virtually anywhere, for small parcels in the CEP sector to baggage handling at the airport. The belt curve already ensures smooth and efficient operation and secure baggage handling at more than 80 percent of all airports in the United States, but also at international airports, in Beijing or Shanghai Pudong, for example. Interroll Portec solutions are also used in distribution centers and by courier and postal services, not to mention the area of e-commerce. Companies like DHL, FedEx, UPS and S.F. Express, for example, rely on these high-performance belt curves.
The Interroll Portec belt curve is available in various widths, angles and weight classes and can be operated at temperatures ranging from -15°C to +55°C. The positive drive requires only low belt tension and ensures reliability and low total cost of ownership. It also requires less maintenance than other belt curves, clearly a convincing argument for plant designers and operators.
Belts are basically wear parts that must be replaced from time to time. Thanks to the open belt in combination with the positive rive, a belt can now be changed in only 30 minutes.
Belt slippage and consequently overheating of the belt is often a problem in conventional friction riven belt curves. The belts are driven pulleys, which can lead to machine stoppages in case of packet congestion on these curves. In this case, not just the belt, but also the drive pulleys usually need to be replaced. Moreover, friction-driven curves are subjected to a high degree of wear due to the required high belt tension and pulleys have a shorter service life.
The advantages that Interroll Portec belt curves offer are quite obvious. Total costs of ownership (TCO) are low and they are available all over the world in the same high quality. The low belt tension ensures maximum service life and there is no belt slippage, even at overload. These belt curves are extremely reliable and ideally suited for continuous operation. Furthermore, quick and easy maintenance helps to reduce machine stoppages.
Dr. Ralf Garlichs, executive vice president for products and technology at Interroll Group, is convinced: "The Interroll Portec belt conveyor solutions for heavy and medium unit loads are technologically superior. By manufacturing and marketing them in Europe, we will now be able to supply our customers with this proven solution in the region even more quickly in the future."
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