Rollerdrives offer operating life up to 6,000 hr.

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With nominal current of 0.83 A, Series BT100 Brush Type RollerDrives offer efficient power management and include noise emissions below 60 dBA while achieving application speeds up to 315 fpm. Integral thermal protection eliminates need for any external control. Suited for light or intermittent duty postal, warehouse, or manufacturing material handling applications, RollerDrives interface with Z-card for any type of zero pressure accumulation solution.

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Extended RollerDrive Operating Life

Wilmington, N.C., January 8, 2007 - Interroll Corporation has developed a High Performance Brush Type RollerDrive (HPBT), designed to provide a cost-effective motorized driven roller solution for light or intermittent duty postal, warehouse or manufacturing material handling applications. Designated the BT100 Series, this Rollerdrive has an extended operating life of up to 6000 hours due to improvements in the efficiency of the gearing and the quality of the overall brush construction.

"The extended operating life of the BT100 Series RollerDrive provides our customers who require a motorized driven roller for light or infrequently-used applications a dependable product," said Ken Bobick, Global Product Manager for Interroll RollerDrives. "The improved overall costs of our BT100 Series RollerDrive and the increased operating life equates to a decrease in installed and maintenance costs for our customers."

The BT100 Series RollerDrive also offers more efficient power management with a reduced nominal current of 0.83A. It includes reduced noise emissions to below 60dBA while achieving application speeds of up to 315 feet per minute. Integral thermal protection eliminates the need for any external control and the BT100 Series interfaces readily with Interroll's Z-card for any type of zero pressure accumulation solution.

Interroll's RollerDrive solutions are available with numerous options, including: material (stainless, plated steel, galvanized and aluminium); grooved tubes for use with O-rings for driving slave rollers; tapered for curved conveyor sections; and polyurethane or PVC sleeves for increased friction.

For more information about Interroll's BT100 RollerDrive innovative conveyor components, call 1-800-830-9680, fax 800-830-9679 or visit

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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