~ HabasitLINK® M2483 sphere top plastic modular belt facilitates improved multi-directional movement of goods ~
Conveyor belt specialist Habasit has launched the HabasitLINK® M2483 Sphere Top 1” plastic modular belt to provide the global courier express and parcel (CEP) market with increased possibilities for the multi-directional movement of goods on conveyors. It facilitates the controlled movement of goods across conveyor belts in all directions, including differently to a belt’s conveying path. The launch aims to support the global CEP market at a time when volumes in logistics, parcel- and unit-handling facilities continue to grow.
The Courier Express and Parcel (CEP) market is growing rapidly, thanks in part to the convenience of online shopping, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the ease of making purchases remotely and having them delivered to our doorstep continues to drive this demand. As a result, distribution and fulfillment centres must turn to new solutions to cope with the demand without sacrificing services.
Habasit’s new HabasitLINK® M2483 Sphere Top 1” plastic modular belt is a compelling solution for the controlled, multi-directional movement of goods on conveyor belts, including in different direction to the belt’s conveying direction. It also facilities the rotary movement of goods, further increasing directional movement possibilities. The belt is particularly suitable for logistics and parcel handling applications where goods are accelerated, sorted, diverted, merged, turned, accumulated, or re-spaced – whether small or large, packed or unpacked.
“The new sphere top belt provides facility managers with increased flexibility at a time where the CEP industry is under increased pressure to process more parcels than ever,” explained Anders Nilsson, portfolio manager at Habasit. “By using different combinations of fabric belts, speeds, and directions, the load can be held in place, moved forwards, backwards, sideways, or diagonally, or even rotated as needed.
“Furthermore, the rotating sphere balls can target almost any angle allowed by the conveying system, making it easier to handle packed goods during automated add-on applications like printing, scanning, or rejection after inspection,” concluded Nilsson.
The HabasitLINK® M2483 Sphere Top 1” plastic modular belt’s design has been optimized to have a long service lifetime, reducing total cost of ownership. For example, it has steel rod floaters that stop dust and grease build up around the spheres, so their pivoting action is unhindered and their functionality is secured.
Habasit offers expert R&D engineering support to its customers, including in-system designs, and provides detailed engineering guidelines with solutions for common applications. For full consultancy on your application, or to find out more about Habasit’s latest products, visit www.habasit.com.