25 Jun 2024

Shockless transfer for small items

FNR transfers loads via an innovative patented bed comprising plastic wheels

Itoh Denki, a leading international specialist in motorised drive roller (MDR) based material handling technologies reports a highly innovative new conveyor module powered by motorised drive roller (MDR) technology, which will set new standards in performance when handling small to medium items, will be unveiled simultaneously at two major international logistics sector shows during March. The company says it will showcase a prototype of FNR, on its stands at both SITL in Paris (stand J086) and LogiMAT in Stuttgart (stand 1K25) from 19 to 21 March.

The company says unlike other systems. FNR transfers loads via an innovative patented bed comprising plastic wheels. This allows it to perform in any application where belt conveyors may be used, but with the advantages of optimised safety, near-silent operation and minimal configuration and maintenance. And as a truly modular system it can be easily integrated into any design and layouts, allowing future modification to suit evolving operational requirements.

The prototype on display at Logimat will see an FNR-based conveyor loop undertaking singulation processes, conveying and separating small individual packets of sweets. Its versatility, the use of economical materials in its manufacture and its low power consumption means that FNR offers a cost-effective, practical and flexible solution for a very broad spectrum of applications across logistics and e-commerce, with an enviably low total cost of ownership.

Etienne Vuillard, Marketing Manager at Itoh Denki Europe, commented: “FNR offers huge options for system designers and specifiers seeking a safe, flexible and quiet solution for applications involving smaller items.

“This makes it especially well-suited to e-commerce facilities facing the challenge of handling SKUs of varied sizes without compromising on performance or efficiency.”

Company info: Itoh Denki