Industrial Conveying has increased its level of turnkey capability in design, manufacture and supply of materials handling equipment and systems.
The company is doing so to meet a growing call for supply of equipment with a full electrical package and control technologies.
This allows it to work even more closely to the objectives of the mining and quarrying industry, engineering companies, construction contractors, food processors, warehouse and logistics organisations, transport companies and ports and wharf operators.
Using up to date electrical and control systems opens avenues for the company to perform more in-house commissioning and testing for greater user-specific development.
This is delivering lower installation costs, reduced installation time and better outcomes for its customer base.
Managing Director of Industrial Conveying Australia, Don Erskine, says that one of the significant changes in the industry has been that more and more customers expect turnkey projects.
“It was imperative we meet industry demands for turnkey projects and with every job look to complete the task with even greater speed and accuracy,” said Erskine.
With the cost of electrical automation ever increasing, Industrial Conveying (Australia) is perpetually identifying and integrating new technologies to reduce the manufacture and installation time, while still providing reliable system to the end-customer.
Some examples of these technologies used are:
- Modbus, devicenet and profibus communication networks to control the operation of motors, scanners and pneumatic valve banks located in the field
- Modular and programmable safety relays, all devices are connected via a safety bus cable and the logic for the safety system is programmed via the control units
- Smart variable speed drives with integrated software to provide high speed, accurate positioning of conveyors, instead of using high cost servo drives
- Modular busbar mounted motor control starters
- Wireless communications to control equipment over long distances