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FKI Logistex Introduces New Accupass Transfer Conveyor

April 292004
FKI Logistex Introduces New Accupass Transfer Conveyor
24-volt technology offers quiet, energy-saving pick-and-pass and zone-routing solution

(Cincinnati, OH: April 29, 2004) FKI Logistex® Automation Division (www.fkilogistex.com/automation), a leader in the design and implementation of material handling solutions for distribution center operations, introduces Accupass™, the new pick-and-pass transfer conveyor that provides excellent package control within a fully designed, pre-engineered modular system.

Accupass is developed for the demands of traditional pick-and-pass transfer layouts. Its modular design minimizes field installation time compared to traditional pick-and-pass transfer technologies and enables it to be built in a variety of configurations without requiring additional specialized engineering. Fully-compatible with the entire line of FKI Logistex conveyors, Accupass would most commonly be used with FKI Logistex Accuzone® or Accuglide® conveyor systems in pick-and-pass operations.

Accupass borrows Accuzone's proven 24-volt motorized roller technology, operating at rates of up to 30 packages per minute and weight capacities up to 75 lbs. Like Accuzone, Accupass only runs on demand, producing significant energy savings over traditional conveyor systems. Because Accupass is an entirely 24-volt-built system, it requires no compressed air or high-voltage drops.

In a typical installation, Accupass would sit in a horizontal series at key points of a central infeed conveyor, scanning the open carton's or tote's identifying label and transferring it left or right to conveyors feeding product pick zones. At the pick zones, product is picked into the cartons or totes and then passed along their destination route. Accupass can serve a similar function in zone-routing cartons or totes.

Utilizing a modular wiring and controls scheme that allows the end user to select the type of network used to control it, Accupass easily integrates with the PLCs or high-level control systems normally employed in typical distribution centers. All Accupass transfer modules are tested and calibrated at the FKI Logistex factory in Cincinnati, Ohio before being shipped to the job site.

For sales and marketing information, please contact John Kuhn, manager of product management, FKI Logistex Automation Division, by phone at (513) 881-5106.

About FKI Logistex Automation Division
FKI Logistex® Automation Division is a leading designer and supplier of material handling systems for distribution center operations. From conveying to sortation, cross-docking and order-fulfillment equipment, software and controls, FKI Logistex Automation Division distribution center solutions are designed to reliably perform for decades while optimizing material flow today. With the industry's most diverse base of development and application experience, FKI Logistex Automation Division offers its customers project installation, training, as well as ongoing service and support. FKI Logistex Automation Division is located at 10045 International Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45246. For sales and marketing information, contact John Kuhn, manager of product management, by phone at (513) 881-5106. Visit FKI Logistex Automation Division on the web at www.fkilogistex.com/automation.

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com) is a leading supplier of integrated material handling solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight, parcel, and manufacturing applications. FKI Logistex supplies its customers with an integrated set of leading edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

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