With many years of experience and several hundred thousand sold RollerDrive globally, Interroll is the leading manufacturer of 24V motorized driven rollers.
The Interroll RollerDrive is a self-contained 24 VDC brush less motor drive for a wide range of application within conveyor technology. With its controls family of many different specialized interfaces, integration into applications becomes very easy.
The basic idea behind RollerDrive is the de-centralization and modularization of zero-pressure-accumulation conveyors. Conventional conveyors are driven by 400 V gear motors. These motors drive long flat belts which basically run 24/7 no matter how many boxes actually have to be conveyed. The individual conveyor zone is switched on and off by pneumatic or electric actuators.
A system driven by RollerDrive is basically decentralized, there is no central motor station any more. The drives are located in every conveyor zone. This allows the controls to switch them on and off on demand and individually from each other. In the whole conveyor there is only motion if a good needs to be conveyed. With typical throughput rates of 600 to 1400 boxes per hour and even higher there is a huge potential of saving energy, reducing noise emission and reducing wear and tear on the equipment.
In average with a RollerDrive driven conveyor system about 50% of energy can be saved compared to a centralized driven concept.
RollerDrive is the premium solution for retrofitting and updating old centralized driven systems. In many cases the gravity rollers can be used further on. Only one roller needs to be replaced by a RollerDrive in a zone. With Interroll’s easy to install controls system, handshaking to existing controls infrastructure is very fast and simple.