As brisk and busy as bees: HEUFT SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH are showcasing the HEUFT beetec, a servo direct drive for conveyors in the intensive control and aseptic areas, at the drinktec 2009 exhibition as an absolute world first.
(PM) Burgbrohl / Munich, 10.09.2009 - The particularly hygiene-friendly construction uses up to 30 percent less energy than conventional drive systems. Therefore it shows the way to an energy-efficient container transport of the future.
The new development is a busy bee in its own rights. The integrated servo control accelerates the conveyors within fractions of a second and if required decelerates them just as quickly again. However the HEUFT beetec works even more efficiently when networked: organised and in tune with each other in the same way as a bee colony the linked direct drives achieve a particularly dynamic characteristic of a control system with maximum speed precision and minimum energy consumption by means of the daisy chain system.
The in-house developed servomotors in the HEUFT beetec manage completely without gears: frictional losses are eliminated and the energy used is converted into movement directly and highly efficiently. Its energy demand is less anyway compared with conventional three-phase asynchronous motors because it is permanently magnetised. The braking energy is not wasted either. It is recovered and fed in again in the same way as in KERS in Formula One. The conveyors which are networked among each other are adjusted extremely promptly, precisely, harmoniously and efficiently in an interaction of servo technology, on-board conveyor control, Ethernet based control signal transmission and the coupling of local triggers and signals.
A fan can be searched for in the HEUFT beetec direct drive in vain. A germ environment has no change of forming. The new development, which is completely encapsulated, without cooling fins, without an opening towards the outside and with a casing with a smooth surface, fulfils all the requirements for an optimal hygienic design and can therefore also be used along aseptic filling lines. Encoders for external devices are just as integrated as is a closed lifetime lubrication system. Therefore oil changes are a thing of the past and the amount of maintenance required approaches the zero level. Whether power supply, encoder or Ethernet for a full online communication including remote service right up to the motor: a single cable transfers the energy as well as all the types of information. This makes it particularly easy and straightforward to install and commission the servo-controlled direct drive.
The HEUFT beetec with integrated energy-saving servomotors without gears and the most up-to-date communication technology has what it takes to revolutionise the drive system of container transport systems in intensive control and aseptic areas. A fast response time, its hygiene and last but not least its forward-looking energy balance make it a worthwhile investment with impressive favourable life cycle costs - as brisk and busy as a bee and efficient as a complete bee colony.
drinktec 2009, Hall A5, Stand 524www.heuft.com