New generation of conveyor belts enables energie savings up to 50 percent

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Amp MiserTM 2.0 – new generation of conveyor belts enables energy savings of up to 50 per cent

Hanover, February 2015. Amp MiserTM 2.0 is the second generation of energy-saving conveyor belts from Forbo Movement Systems. The new belts have drastically lower friction coefficients. Therefore, they are safe to use – even on galvanised slider beds – and generate energy efficiencies of up to 50 per cent.

The Amp MiserTM 2.0 belts feature cutting-edge tension members made of polyester and enhanced Texglide technology. As a result, the friction between the underside of the belt and the slider bed (therefore the energy consumption) are much lower. “Compared with conveyor belts that have standard underside fabrics, up to 50 per cent of the energy required for power transmission can be saved in applications with long conveyors and heavy loads”, explains Bernd Langreder, Segment Manager of Logistics Europe at Forbo Siegling GmbH, Hanover, Germany.

Ideal for galvanised slider beds

The Texglide finish on the underside fabric is an integral component of the Amp MiserTM belts and doesn’t rub off. The low friction coefficient is permanent. Second generation Amp MiserTM types are therefore ideal for use on galvanised slider beds. Until now this was a problem because during operation zinc abrasion occurred. This sometimes built up or left deposits which made the drums dirty and therefore risked the whole conveyor malfunctioning. Due to the enhanced Texglide technology in Amp Miser 2.0, the friction coefficient was halved compared with the previous types. In the case of galvanised slider beds it’s a consistent 0.15 and on non-galvanised steel approx. 0.1.

The name Amp™ is a made-up word and a combination of “ampere” and “miser”. And these conveyor belts really are misers, at least when it comes to power consumption. Of course, the amount saved is logically highest when a lot of conveyor belts are used, so as well as airports, in logistics or distribution centres in particular. These are areas where the benefits of Amp MiserTM conveyor belts really come to the fore. And what’s more, due to lower electricity consumption they are more eco-friendly too.

Forbo Movement Systems employs more than 2,000 people globally in nine production sites and 25 international companies. Forbo Siegling belts, made of synthetic materials, are used in nearly all industries, but also in the retail and services industries. Key competencies are the food and packaging industries, logistics and airports, as well as paper, print and raw materials industries. Forbo Movement Systems (formerly Siegling) was founded in 1919 in Hanover, Germany.

 

For further information contact:

Forbo Siegling GmbH

Lilienthalstr. 6/8, D-30179 Hanover

Matthias Eilert

Marketing Communications

Phone +49 511 67 04 232, Fax +49 511 67 04 233

matthias.eilert@forbo.com