Press Release Summary:
Equipped with linear induction drive system, Variosort EXB120 is capable of sorting goods ranging from 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 m to 1 x 0.6 x 0.6 m. It can be configured with inclines and declines as well as curves with diameters of 3.5 m and more. Sorter makes it possible to individually control each belt conveyor on carrier, and with Industrial Wireless LAN product, communication between stationary control system and carriers requires no contact and takes place in real-time.
Original Press Release:
Flexible Sortation with Variosort EXB120, the Electrical Crossbelt Sorter from Siemens
Siemens Mobility introduced its new Variosort EXB120 crossbelt sorter at the ProMat show in Chicago in January 2009. The new electrical crossbelt sorter makes it possible to individually control each belt conveyor on a carrier. Thanks to the Industrial Wireless LAN (I-WLAN) product from Siemens, communication between the stationary control system and the carriers requires no contact and takes place in real time. All active signals for controlling the crossbelt conveyor on the carrier are sent by these means as are the relevant data for the diagnostic system as well.
The linear induction drive system has been optimized for the new Variosort in order to increase efficiency and therewith minimize energy requirements. Designed for flexibility, the sorter can operate at speeds of up to 2.5 m/s and can be configured with inclines and declines and curves with diameters of 3.5 m and more. The carriers are equipped with crossbelts measuring 0.6 x 1.2 m (length, width) but their size can also be easily adapted to user-specific product dimensions.
The Variosort EXB120 electrical crossbelt sorter is capable of sorting goods measuring from 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 m to 1 x 0.6 x 0.6 m (length, width, height). The individual weight of the items to be sorted can be up to 35 kg for each carrier.
The sorter is characterized by a low number of components and its simple but rugged type of construction.
The new electrical crossbelt sorter Variosort EXB120 from Siemens Mobility making it possible to individually control each belt conveyor on a trolley.
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six Divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 222,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry posted a profit of EUR3.86 billion with revenues totalling EUR38 billion. http://www.siemens.com/industry
The Mobility Division (Erlangen, Germany) is the internationally leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions. With its "Complete mobility" approach, the Division is focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to ensure the efficient transport of people and goods. "Complete mobility" combines the company's competence in operations control systems for railways and traffic control systems for roadways together with solutions for airport logistics, postal automation, traction power supplies and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, as well as forward-looking service concepts. http://www.siemens.com/mobility