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Amp Miser™ 2.0

The new generation of energy saving conveyor belts

50 % energy savings at no extra cost

Amp Miser™ 2.0 – the new generation

Amp Miser 2.0 Teaser

Environmental friendliness

One of Forbo’s key corporate objectives is to maximise environmental friendliness and to enhance product value at the same time. On this basis, we successfully conduct research and development by closely liaising with OEMs and end users. The new generation of energy-saving conveyor belts is another prime example of our approach. The Amp Miser™ 2.0 belts now allow you to save up to 50 % of the energy required for power transmission. And they don’t cost any more than conventional belts.

  • Lower power consumption
  • Substantially reduced energy costs
  • Fewer CO2 emissions

Amp Miser 2.0 Lower power consumption

Further Information

  • 238 Energy Saving EN

    Amp Miser™ 2.0
    The new generation of energy saving conveyor belts

Function

How Amp Miser™ 2.0 conveyor belts work

Due to a significantly reduced coefficient of friction, Amp Miser™ 2.0 belts make an impact where energy losses in a conveyor are usually the greatest: in the friction between the bottom of the belt and slider bed. By adding patented Texglide™ to the underside fabric, a smooth layer is created that permanently acts like a dry lubricant and therefore minimises energy consumption.

Amp Miser™ 2.0 conveyor belts excel in areas where items are constantly conveyed and where many belts are in use, for example at airports and in logistics or distribution centres. Total energy savings of up to 50 % have been measured In these types of applications.

Amp Miser 2.0 Funktion EN

Except where unpackaged food is concerned, the Amp Miser™ 2.0 series is ideal for virtually any unit goods applications.

Further advantages are the resistance to chemical influences like kerosene vapours and the reduction of CO2 emissions due to lower energy consumption.

The propertiesThe advantages
ideal coefficient of friction for steel and zinc slider bedsenergy efficient, eco-friendly, lower operating costs
lower coefficient of friction on the undersideless power required, longer conveyors possible with one drive
underside protectedcleanliness, long service life

Benefits

Amp Miser™ 2.0 sets new standards

Our energy-saving Amp Miser™ belts have an excellent track record under the tough conditions in logistics centres and on baggage conveyors*. The new Amp Miser™ 2.0 generation with enhanced tension members and new Texglide™ technology now produces even lower coefficients of friction between the underside of the belt and slider bed – even when slider beds are galvanised. No other changes to the conveyor are required.

*For more than 5 years Amp Miser™ conveyor belts have had a good track record in the following companies:

  • Sydney Airport
  • Hong Kong Airport
  • DHL, various sites
  • Hermes Fulfilment, various sites
  • Kastrup Airport
  • Tokyo Airport
  • Macao Airport
  • Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
  • Fort Worth Airport, Dallas
  • Atlanta Airport
  • San Francisco Airport
  • UPS, various sites

Best choice on galavanised slider beds

The second generation of Amp Miser™ types are also perfect on otherwise tricky galvanised slider beds. Compared with the previous belts, the coefficient of friction of this generation has been halved to
μ < 0.17. And it’s just μ < 0.13 on nongalvanised steel.

Amp MIser 2.0 Zinktauglich EN

Extremely economical consumption

Compared with standard types, in typical applications with long conveyors and heavy loads, up to 50 % energy savings are possible, now.

Amp MIser 2.0 Energieeinsparung EN

Savings potentials

The key savings potentials in the energy requirement overall

The quality, design and condition of all other mechanical and electrical components also play a major role in energy consumption as a whole. Small drives for example are usually not very efficient because a lot of the energy is required to drive the conveyor's moveable parts alone.

Even with a low coefficient of friction, by using Amp Miser™ 2.0 conveyor belts you can save up to 50 % of the conveyor's energy costs.

Amp Miser 2.0 Einsparpotenziale EN

Significant savings can be made where:

  • conveyors are long
  • loads are heavy (see graphic below)
  • slider beds are made of steel, galvanised steel or wood
  • speeds are high and constant
  • horizontal conveying is carried out

Amp Miser 2.0 Beladung EN

Product range & Type key

Product range AmpMiser™ 2.0

ColourArticle numberTotal thickness approx. [mm]Weight approx. [kg/m2]Effective pull at 1% elongation (k1% relaxed) [N/mm width] *dmin approx. [mm] *2Permissible operating temperature [°C]Horizontal conveyingInclined conveyingSE finish *3
E 10/2 TX0/V5H MT-AMPblack9068071,92,19,540–10/+50x
E 10/2 TX0/V15 LG-AMPblack9068082,72,99,540–10/+50x
E 10/2 TX0/V5H MT-SE-AMPblack9068092,22,49,540–10/+50xx
E 10/2 TX0/V15 LG-SE-AMPblack9068102,72,99,540–10/+50xx

Supplied as

  • endless
  • prepared for endless splicing on site
  • with mechanical fasteners

Splice types

Z-splice
Fulfils top demands on equal thickness. Very flexible splice. Standard splice for double-layer belt types.

Mechanical fasteners
For quick fitting and removal of the belt without dismantling parts of the conveyor.

Legend – Type key

AMP = Amp Miser™
E = Polyester
H = Hard
LG = Longitudinal groove
MT = Matt surface
SE = Flame retardant (accorfing to EN 340)
TX = Texglide™
V = PVC

*Established in line with
ISO 21181:2005

*2 Minimum drum diameter was determined at room temperature and does not apply to conveyor belts with mechanical fasteners. Lower temperatures require larger drum diameters.

*3 SE = Flame retardant

Type key Transilon Neu EN

FAQs

FAQs

What does Amp Miser™ means?

Amp Miser™ is an abbreviation of "Ampere Miser". The name emphasises that installing an Amp Miser™ belt saves energy and improves your eco footprint as a whole. Our Amp Miser™ products are painted in Europe and the US. Patents have been submitted in many other countries too.

What does Texglide™ (TXGD) mean?

Texglide™ (TXGD) is a compound embedded in the underside of the fabric. Texglide™ isn't just an add-on, or a coating, but a permanent feature of the bottom of the fabric throughout the belt's life cycle. Texglide™ guarantees low friction between the belt and the slider bed.

What material is recommended for slider beds?

Amp Miser™ belts can be used on slider beds of all types (such as wood, steel or galvanised steel). In the case of galvanized steel, the new Amp Miser™ 2.0 types cut the coefficient of friction to under 0.17, as regards steel to 0.13 and to less than 0.06 in plywood.

What problems arise on galvanised slider beds?

There are zinc coatings on the market that exhibit the same behaviour as normal steel. Others are soft and produce zinc dust when abrasion occurs. This leads to black deposits on the bottom of the belt and a steep rise in coefficients of friction in standard belts.

Can Amp Miser™ belts be used on any type of conveyor?

Yes, but they're not appropriate on every conveyor.

  • On short conveyors (< 2 metres) the effect is negligible. The motor requires more energy for itself and the drive than for the load.
  • If the belt has rolling support and doesn't opperate over a slider bed, the coefficient of friction is low anyway. Amp Miser™ has no impact.
  • In the case of inclined conveying, Amp Miser™ only achieves energy savings when the type of conveying is horizontal. Vertically there's no impact on the coefficient friction.
  • The same goes for acceleration. Acceleration and coefficients of friction don't depend on one another.

The following parameters are ideal for Amp Miser™ belts:


  • Length > 2 metres
  • speed > 0.3 m/s
  • Load ≥ 5 kg/metres
  • slider bed material: any

Amp Miser™ doesn't require you to adapt the conveyor. Just fit the belt and you can start saving immediately.

What are the best arguments in favour of fitting amp Miser™?

End users reap the biggest benefits from installing Amp Miser™ belts. They operate their conveyors for many years and directly and sustainably save energy and running costs.
The benefit to OEMs lies in lower system costs due to design changes. Amp Miser™ belts that require 50 % less energy entail the following benefits:

  • small motors are possible if the conveyor's length is the same;
  • longer conveyors can be built and the drive power is identical;
  • by using one long instead of two short conveyors, the number of motors in the system can be reduced;
  • total energy consumption is decreased, cutting complexity and costs;
  • high-quality belts with significant added value are used for the same price as standard belt.

Low coefficients of friction against slider beds are good. But what happens in the drive drum?

Drive power always depends on the effective pull that the motor has to transmit.
Fu = m x g x μ (mass x acceleration of gravity x coefficient of friction). We can’t influence mass and acceleration of gravity Reducing the coefficient of friction by 60 % on a steel slider bed also decreases the effective pull Fu by 60 %. When elongation at fitting is the same, the grip on the drive drum is sufficient to ensure the belt is driven without creep. No changes are required on the conveyor.

How do I measure energy savings?

A proper comperative measurement can only be made by looking as consumption with a traditional electricity meter (effective efficiency in the three phases). All Forbo Siegling measurement results are based on this method.

Do Amp Miser™ 2.0 belts costs more than conventional ones?

There are no extra costs compared with conventional belts. In typical applications the energy savings mean that the belt has paid for itself after less than three years already.