Being showcased at Holjeron’s booth (6065) is the ZoneLink3 Green Tire Controller, which controls internally powered, motor-driven conveyor rollers, including Holjeron’s own Microroller brand and those made by other suppliers. It can be implemented in new installations or retrofits of existing systems.
To prevent the tires from adhering to the rollers and deforming should conveyor movement stop for any reason, the controller offers a configurable rocking mode that keeps the tires in motion even while being accumulated within a zone.
Ideal for use in ‘no touch’ or zero pressure accumulation conveyor flow applications, the controller features forward and reverse run modes that can override accumulation as needed. It also offers a hold function that interrupts conveyor flow for tire unloading, to accommodate production rate changes, or for maintenance within the system without risking damage to green tires.
“Zone-based motorized roller conveyors are ideal for tire manufacturing because only the zones with tires are activated. This saves energy and reduces operating expenses,” explains John Mosher, the company’s manager of OEM business development. “When powered by this new controller, the system is more cost-effective than alternatives such as robotic overhead crane handling systems.”