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Interroll Introduces New NarrowDrive for Small-sized Belt Conveyors

February 222005
Interroll Introduces New NarrowDrive for Small-sized Belt Conveyors
Copenhagen, Denmark, January 10, 2005. Committed to making cutting-edge conveyor technology even more efficient for its customers, Interroll is developing a new Belt Drive designed for small-sized belt conveyors.

Integrated brushless DC motor
The Interroll NarrowDrive, designed for small-sized belt conveyors, is a compact, environment-friendly component. The new concept is unique because it is a unit consisting of a crowned two-section roller and an integrated motor drive which is easily installed within a conveyor frame. The Interroll NarrowDrive is driven by a brushless DC motor with control card. This self-contained driving component will increase the operating security of conveyors as there is no risk of damage through protruding gearboxes.

"With the Interroll NarrowDrive we enter a very important market segment which needs belts as narrow as 1.97 in. / 70 mm,” explains Anders Staf Hansen, Global Product Manager for Interroll Belt Drives. "We have packed the many belt drive advantages into a small, compact unit to replace gear motors. Our new component will upgrade numerous narrow belt applications in the packaging and automation industries."

Launch in spring 2005
For quick and easy installation, the Interroll NarrowDrive will be available as a complete solution, consisting of the DC drive unit, a 1.97 inch (50 mm) idler roller and the mounting brackets. It will be available by spring 2005.

The Interroll NarrowDrive has been developed by Interroll's Competence Centre for Belt Drives in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Interroll Competence Centre provides research and development, manufacturing, technical support of local assembly and production units, worldwide product management, and purchasing as well as logistics services for a specific product group. Local production facilities are located in the United States, Canada, Germany, South Africa, China and Thailand.

Portrait of Interroll
Interroll is one of the world's leading suppliers of components as well as subsystems and modules for unit load handling, conveyor technology, and automation. Three global business units manage the Group's international activities, based on an incisive strategy in terms of market and product positioning. Within the Components segment, Interroll Drives and Rollers focuses on assisting regional engineering companies and original equipment manufacturers. Interroll Dynamic Storage and Interroll Automation, which operate in the Subsystems segment, are responsible for multinational system integrators and corporations as well as end-users. Listed on Switzerland's SWX stock exchange, Interroll employs roughly 1100 people in 25 countries worldwide.

Interroll key markets
Interroll supplies the following key markets with premium products and services: food processing, airport technology, postal and parcel distribution, third-party logistics providers, automotive, and the pharmaceutical industry. Products include stainless steel/food-grade belt drives, DC roller drives and conveyor rollers; modules for dynamic pallet flow and carton flow storage; sorters, belt curves, spiral curves, belt conveyors, and roller conveyors.

For more information visit www.interroll.us
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