The many advantages of the E24 technology come as a result of a creative drive system, developed by Hytrol engineers. This drive system utilizes low voltage “pancake” motors distributed to where the power is needed along the conveyor length. The E24 drive system eliminates traditional drive components associated with conveyors, such as: flat belts, chains, sprockets, and gearing. As a result, routine maintenance is essentially eliminated.
Where other low voltage drive systems in the industry utilize motors confined within the roller tubes, Hytrol took the motor out of the roller. The result is a more energy efficient system with over 6 times the design life. Additionally the E24 is much easier and less costly to support while offering greater flexibility of applications. In addition, traditional conveyor systems require many spare parts to prevent costly downtime. These parts not only tie up valuable dollars in inventory—but also require space and labor to maintain. With the E24, most mechanical drive components are no longer needed and one motor fits all sizes and speeds of conveyor. This means you don’t have to stock numerous spare parts to prevent downtime.
A few examples of recent applications include:
- Food packaging and palletizing—positions and accumulates products for feeding robotic palletizing stations
- Beverage industry—minimizes spillage and cleanup when hauling wine and spirits
- Parts distribution—hauls totes through part picking and shipping operations
- Retail distribution—quiet, safe operation for operators doing split-case picking and internet fulfillment operation