New ZoneFlex control system maximizes throughput while maintaining superior carton control.
January 21, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Cincinnati—Intelligrated, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, has released ZoneFlex, a flexible zone control for the company’s Accuglide and IntelliQ zero-pressure accumulation conveyors.
The pre-mounted and easy-to-configure system optimizes product flow of varied package sizes and weights for high density accumulation and maximized throughput.
ZoneFlex modules enable easy selection of multiple pre-installed accumulation and release modes to improve material handling efficiency and allow for superior carton control, gentle product handling and increased conveyable cartons. Clip-in mounting, simple switch configuration and LED diagnostics allow operators to quickly replace, modify and monitor zone controllers, simplifying maintenance and increasing system flexibility.
“An increasing number of distribution operations are facing the need to handle a variety of product types,” says Intelligrated director of corporate marketing and product management Jerry Koch. “ZoneFlex helps operators manage the engineering challenges of multichannel order fulfillment and changing packaging designs.”
ZoneFlex creates high-density accumulation, while its multiple release modes enable high-capacity throughput. With built-in logic and selectable release modes, ZoneFlex is designed to move previously accumulated product downstream quickly by monitoring and automatically responding to accumulation conditions. This capability simplifies control logic and increases available product for downstream applications.
To learn more, visit Intelligrated in Booth #2903 at ProMat 2013, January 21-24 in Chicago.
Intelligrated is a single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort sortation systems, Alvey palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls—all supported by 24/7 customer service and support.
Through its New York-based subsidiary company, Knighted, Intelligrated offers web-enabled logistics software for today’s supply chain operations including warehouse management software (WMS), warehouse control software (WCS) and labor management software (LMS).
Serving the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets, Intelligrated collaborates closely with its clients to develop productivity solutions and support their needs throughout the life of their material handling systems. For more information, visit www.intelligrated.com.