Decline roller conveyors are the cost-effective solution for many areas of intralogistics, in which boxes, containers, and cardboard boxes have to be brought together and accumulated for picking. But an optimum technical implementation has been lacking. The difficulty lies in finding the right slope for a reliable function even for large weight differences with completely different shapes and sizes. Light goods must start moving in a reliable manner, and heavy containers must not experience uncontrolled acceleration so they could actually cause any damage.
A downright brilliantly simple innovation for this currently unsolved problem is Interroll’s purely mechanical speed controller MSC 50 that provides a controlled speed on decline conveyors with material weights from approximately 0.5 kg (1 lbs) to a maximum of 35 kg (77 lbs) . Interroll is now providing the destinations in the sorting peripherals and can also integrate the Magnetic Speed Controller MSC 50 into the new modular conveyor platform program. Existing systems can definitely be retrofit in order to achieve sustainably higher throughput as well as ergonomically optimized workstations.
The MSC 50 works like a gearless eddy current brake, integrated in an Interroll series 1700 roller.
Intensive tests and sample installations with customers and in our own Interroll test facilities have already been successfully conducted. The MSC 50 was also completely convincing in extreme load and very challenging situations.