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New Conveyor Belt Cuts Energy Costs up to 37 Percent

Hanover, April 2008. Forbo Siegling GmbH, Hanover will be showing new, more energy-efficient and economical solutions at the CeMAT trade fair (Hanover, 27 - 31 May, hall 27/stand F 55). The highlight will be the new Amp Miser conveyor belts that in trials have already demonstrated energy savings of up to 37 percent.

The conveyor belts from the Amp Miser series are particularly energy efficient and have innovative smooth layers on the underside. This reduces friction when the belts run over conveying tables, used for example in baggage conveyor systems at airports, or in logistics centres. Because there is less friction, energy consumption is cut drastically. As a result, smaller drive motors can be used. The conveyor belts (patent pending) are currently being used in long-term trials on the baggage conveying systems of several airlines at American airports. Independent institutes and companies have examined the belts' efficiency. They concluded that by using the new Amp Miser belts, energy costs can be reduced by up to 37 percent compared with conventional belts, depending on capacity and load. The Amp Miser belts are also around 3 decibels quieter than traditional belt types.

Forbo Siegling will be presenting a further innovation, a belt from the Siegling Transilon conveyor and processing belts series. Due to a new combination of materials, the conveyor belt with longitudinal grooves offers a very high level of drag and makes inclined conveying at an angle of up to 30° possible. Compared with conventional belts, that can often only manage these types of inclines if additional profiles have been applied, the new conveyor belt makes the conveyor more economical. The belt is perfect for conveying unit goods in package sorting centres, in warehouses and mail order companies. The belt is easy to clean, durable and runs quietly, even when counter bending occurs.

At the CeMAT, Forbo Siegling will also be reporting on its plastic modular belts Siegling Prolink. The robust belts are used everywhere where standard conveyor belts are unsuitable for a variety of reasons. For example, when a lot of water is used, or conditions the belts are used in are very tough. Forbo Siegling will also be showing the tried and trusted live roller power transmission belt range, as well as the tools and equipment required to fit belts easily, reliably and quickly. Economical intralogistics solutions – from Forbo Siegling at CeMAT (hall 27/stand F 55).

Forbo Siegling employs more than 2,000 people globally in eight 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. Siegling was founded in 1919 in Hanover, Germany. Since 1994 Siegling has belonged to the Swiss company Forbo International. The products have been marketed since 2007 under the master brand "Forbo Movement Systems".

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