FKI LOGISTEX ADDS NEW FEATURES TO 24-VOLT ACCUZONE MOTORIZED ROLLER ACCUMULATION AND TRANSPORTATION CONVEYOR

Jan 13, 2005 4:08 AM  By

FKI Logistex® ( www.fkilogistex.com ), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the incorporation of several design updates to its industry-leading Accuzone® 24-volt motorized roller accumulation and transportation conveyor. The fully modular, plug-and-play Accuzone offers true zero-pressure, zero-contact accumulation, and is available in straight, curve, merge, divert, belted, and right-angle transfer modules.

Changes to the Accuzone design include the standard control system, now a standalone and programmable DeviceNet™ networked controller. The DeviceNet control system enables completely modular wiring and eliminates more than 20 electrical connections per 10-foot Accuzone section, allowing faster and easier assembly, troubleshooting, and interfacing with other equipment. The preexisting low-cost zone control wiring option will continue to be available for straight and curve modules.

Additional changes to Accuzone include the optimization of merge and divert module sizes for easier handling and configuration, and the addition of a cost-effective, aesthetically designed plastic side frame cover to encase wiring and controls.

FKI Logistex also now offers Accuzone in a variety of belted configurations. These new modules enable improved package handling, particularly on inclines and declines, and provide seamless integration with roller conveyor.

Accuzone’s existing benefits remain, including its modular, 24-volt-based design which reduces installation time and requires no high-voltage motor wiring or compressed air. The Accuzone system is also fully self-manageable and runs only when product is being conveyed, a feature that produces energy savings as high as 50 percent compared to traditional conveyor systems.

For sales and marketing information, please contact John Kuhn, product manager, FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution North America, by phone at (513) 881-5106 or by e-mail at john.kuhn@fkilogistex.com . For media information, please contact Melissa Farmer, account executive, Koroberi, Inc. ( www.koroberi.com ), by phone at (919) 960-9794 ext. 16 or by e-mail at melissa@koroberi.com .

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About FKI Logistex North America FKI Logistex® North America ( www.fkilogistex.com ) is a leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, RFID implementation, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel integrates high-speed sortation and conveying systems to meet the high-throughput needs of postal and parcel customers, and provides advanced baggage handling, security, and RFID track-and-tracing for airports of all sizes. FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems builds automated material handling systems using state-of-the-art technology for storing, picking, ID solutions, palletizing, kitting, packing and shipping that enable manufacturers to process more orders per day at a lower cost. FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution designs high-accuracy, high-speed, high-reliability material handling, sortation, and order fulfillment solutions for warehouses and distribution centers that shrink the supply chain and maximize material handling ROI.

With projects that include many of the world’s most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex is home to the industry’s most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey palletizers, Buschman conveyors, Cleco cranes and AS/RS solutions, Crisplant sorters and baggage handling applications, IoSystems supervisory and automated control systems, Mathews conveyors, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment and picking solutions, and White carousels and automated storage solutions. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at (877) 935-4564 or by e-mail at info@fkilogistex.com .