"ZPC" means "Zone
Powered Conveyor". It is a
modern roller and belt-conveyor
system, which offers fast transporting throughout the whole internal logistics,
to be used before crossings and stops
with the ability of Zero Pressure Accumulation (ZPA). It is developed for smooth and fast transporting but not only for "accumulation". The avancon ZPC-conveyor concept is controlled by
the ZPC-Control Concept. The ASi
field bus works with nominal
30 V and the DC-motors need
48 V by 40 Watt.
ENERGY SAVINGS - up to 84%, (compared to conventional conveyors with 0.5 to 1 KW Motors
during short times)
SIMPLICITY - assembled and installed without tools
SECURITY - drives and controls are hidden inside the frame
MODULARITY - installation at site is easy and fast with "real plug-in"
LONGER LIFETIME - with new conveyor-roller-concept made of abrasion proof and
shock resistance Polyamide or with tires of Polyurethane
EASY MAINTENANCE - besides an exceptional, avant-garde DESIGN!
AUTONOMOUS - no extra cost for programming, no central cabinet or
cable-channels necessary, even for very large systems!
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - fast, secure, simple - but modern and very aesthetical
avancon ZPC powers each zone separately in the moment when something has to be transported on this zone. If the zone in front is occupied, it stops and consumes no energy; if the zone in front is empty, it transports with 0.3 m/sec. to the zone in front; if 5 zones in front are empty, it transports continuously with 5 times the speed to and over.
the zones in front... and so on.
In addition, it always starts and stops smoothly. When running, there is of course a gap between the goods to trans-port of one zone length each.
This means that if in front there is already a good stan-ding, it will accumulate with zero pressure and will not touch the goods in front. Whereas zero-pressure accumulation systems are used
mostly before a working station, a crossing or at the end, because these systems are more expensive than just powered system, avancon uses this principle always and for all conveyors.
This modern avancon conveyor concept has six patents in most industrialized countries.
“Wait a moment, - this energy savings would mean for our customer to save several hundred thousand $ per year!”
Authentic statement of a new customer
“The cheapest energy is the energy you
don't use in the first place.”
Security checkpoint for hand-baggage in Airports before a new CT-scanner. -This conveyor is absolutely safe. You can walk alongside the conveyor profiles where nothing sticks out. They are smooth and feel like silk. Nobody can put his finger between the rollers; they are very tight together. The drive system and all low voltage controls are securely mounted inside the closed frames. It is absolutely safe - even from underneath. - The control system communicates with the control system of the scanner.
This installation is in the JFK-International Airport in New York and in other airports in North America.