Smart Pallet Mover: Interroll’s innovation for factory automation
In a fully automated and connected factory, it is not the performance of modern production machines but their material supply that promises the greatest potential for further productivity increases. Manpower, forklifts, pallets, expensive AGVs are what commonly used to feed production plants.
However, Interroll has created and developed a new high-impact efficiency solution by keeping the operating cost within very reasonable limits and making the solution highly competitive.
With the new Smart Pallet Mover(SPM), Interroll has launched an innovative, flexible and modular pallet handling solution capable of meeting a wide range of application needs in industrial production.
The Smart Pallet Mover is a pallet management solution that automates the transport of pallets near to production machines perfectly fitted for picking and sequencing processes and which can be easily used in Industry 4.0 environments.
The SPM is designed for the transport, sorting and storage of boxes or pallets up to 1,000 kilograms. It represents a mobile and automated material flow system that can be used, for example, to replace, or in some cases as an aid to, forklifts or automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
The Smart Pallet Mover solution consists of various modules.
The core of the solution is a mobile unit (SM1000 Mover) that slides underneath the non-driven conveyor sections and moves the pallets lying on them.
A transfer car (SM2000) moving on a rail can transport pallets between parallel conveyor sections.
“With this platform solution, which is unparalleled on the world market, we are tapping into the great productivity potential offered by production-related pallet management automation for our customers and users. A user-friendly 3D online tool, the SPM Layout Configurator & Pallet Flow Simulator, makes it possible to configure a system quickly and easily as well as simulate planned operation on the computer”.
The flexibility of this innovative solution, the use of proven technologies and a very short payback period ensure that users can significantly strengthen their competitiveness.
As with all Interroll products, the Smart Pallet Mover is extremely easy to install, use and maintain. The modular plug-and-play solution can therefore be put into operation without lengthy interruptions to production, even during modernization projects. Networking capabilities based on global data standards such as REST API and JSON ensure maximum compatibility and ease of use.
The conveyor modules can be reconfigured very easily if required, and height-adjustable supports allow the system to be installed even on uneven floors.
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