"ZPC" means "Zone Powered Conveyor". It is a modern roller and belt-conveyor system, which offers fast transporting throughout the whole internal logistics, to be used before crossings and stops with the ability of Zero Pressure Accumulation (ZPA). It is developed for smooth and fast transporting but not only for "accumulation" as APC or ZPA or other names. The avancon ZPC-conveyor concept is controlled through the field bus AS-interface, it runs on nominal 30 V and the new version of DC-motors, which works with 48 V by 40 Watt.
avancon ZPC powers each zone separately in the moment when something has to be transported on this zone. If the zone in front is occupied, it stops and consumes no energy; if the zone in front is empty, it transports with 0.3 m/sec. to the zone in front; if 5 zones in front are empty, it transports continuously with 5 times the speed to and over the zones in front... and so on. In addition, it always starts and stops smoothly. When running, there is of course a gap between the goods to transport of one zone length each.
This means that if in front there is already a good standing, it will accumulate with zero pressure and will not touch the goods in front.. Wheras zero-pressure accumulstion systems are used mostly before a working station, a crossing or at the end, because these systems are more expe^nsive than just powered system, avancon uses this principle always and for all conveyors.
This modern avancon conveyor concept has seven patents in most industrisalized countries.
The main advantages of the avancon ZPC-System are:
ENERGY SAVINGS - up to 84%, (compared to long belt-driven roller conveyors with 0.5 to 1 KW Motors during short times)
SIMPLICITY - assembled and installed without tools
SECURITY - drives and controls are hidden inside the frame
MODULARITY - installation at site is easy with "real plug-in"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - fast, secure, simple - but modern and very aesthetical
AUTONOMOUS CONTROLLED - no extra cost for programming, no central cabinet or cable-channels necessary
LONGER LIFETIME - with new conveyor-roller-concept made of abrasive and shock resitance Polyamid or with
tires of Polyurethane
EASY MAINTENANCE - besides an exceptional, avant-garde DESIGN!
Authentic statement of a new customer
“Wait a moment, - this energy savings would mean for our customer to save several hundred thousend $ per year!”
“The cheapest energy is the energy you
don't use in the first place.”