Interface Card facilitates network control for conveying.

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Interfacing to RollerDrive products, Z Card provides self-contained intelligence to control accumulation in 4 conveyor application zones, including any combination of straights, merge, divert, or transfer. Card offers optional control functionality via CANbus network interface and is also available in IP54 enclosure for industrial applications. Standard package includes cable assembly kit to support interconnect between RollerDrive, photo eyes, and Z card.



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Interroll Enhances Network Control for ZPA Conveying



Wilmington, N.C. (March 27, 2006) - Interroll's new 'Z' card provides self-contained intelligence to control accumulation in four conveyor application zones, including any combination of straights, merge, divert or transfer. The Z card interfaces to all Interroll RollerDrive products - both brushed and brushless solutions - significantly enhancing the control capabilities of virtually any conveyor application.

"The self-contained intelligence of the Z card provides a very cost-effective solution for large accumulation applications," said Ken Bobick, Global Product Manager for Interroll RollerDrives. "As conveying systems and material handling, in general, continue to evolve, the ability to provide network control is also becoming increasingly important for managing both efficiency and safety. The Z card demonstrates Interroll's leadership in advancing the intelligence of material handling."

The Z card offers optional control functionality via a CANBUS network interface for high-end integration. It is also available in an IP54 enclosure for relevant industrial applications. A standard package includes a cable assembly kit to support the interconnect between the RollerDrive, photo eyes and the Z card for ease of installation.

The Z card provides local speed control for all four zones and supports either NPN or PNP style sensors. It also interfaces to Interroll's new RollerDrive HTBL (High Torque Brushless) ZPA (Zero Pressure Accumulation) system via a proprietary peer-to-peer network for ease in integrating multiple zone accumulation applications.
For more information about Interroll's innovative RollerDrives and other conveyor components, call 1-800-830-9680, or fax 800-830-9679 or visit www.interroll.us.

About Interroll
Products developed by Interroll are deployed on a global scale - wherever goods have to be conveyed, stored or distributed. Committed to excellence, Interroll offers cutting-edge solutions spanning the entire value chain, for a diverse range of industries.

Interroll endeavors to establish a leading position in selected product segments for internal unit load handling - worldwide. Established in 1959 and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX, the Interroll Group currently employs 1100 people at around 25 enterprises worldwide. Directed by a strategic holding company located in Sant'Antonino, Switzerland, the Group operates with three global business units. Within the components segment, "Interroll Drives & Rollers" focuses on supplying regional engineering companies and original equipment manufacturers. Within the area of modules and subsystems, "Interroll Dynamic Storage" and "Interroll Automation" have tailored their product portfolios to meet the requirements of global systems integrators , multinational corporations and end-users. Interroll develops all-embracing solutions in the field of food processing and distribution, airport technology, mail and parcel distribution, third-party logistics, automotive suppliers and pharmaceuticals.

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