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FKI Logistex[R], the integrated material handling solutions firm' has launched the LS4000E tilt-tray and LS-4000CB cross-belt sortation systems designed to deliver next-generation efficiencies in space and energy usage. The new systems share an ultra-compact footprint and a common platform as well as introducing new high-speed energy-efficient drives.

FKI Logistex delivers real environmental benefits with its technology that cuts sorter power consumption and reduces energy costs, minimising carbon dioxide emissions.

Rather than just aiming for incremental improvements, its unique Linear Synchronous Drive technology developed for the LS-4000E tilt-tray sorter addresses the biggest cause of sorter power consumption, dramatically reducing running costs. The power consumption of a typical system is only 7.5 kW, approximately one quarter of the consumption of the industry norm.

Other sorters make use of conventional linear induction motors (LIM) whilst FKI Logistex is the only company to offer a linear synchronous motor (LSM) based drive.

Jerry Woodhouse, managing director of the company's European Operations, said: "The new LS-4000 sorters increase handling and distribution efficiencies while decreasing product life-cycle costs (PLCC) without the need for investment in expanding existing warehouse and distribution space."

Improved levels of energy efficiency and PLCC are achieved with a new high-speed linear synchronous motor based drive which eliminates contact between moving parts and provides ultra-low levels of wear and tear as well as very low levels of noise.

The LS-4000E and LS-4000CB systems enhance space efficiency with a modular design which features low section heights and up to six metres between supports. This frees valuable space above the system and at floor level, which can be used for sprinkler systems, personnel and vehicle access or additional conveyors, sorting and storage systems, as well as improving access for maintenance. The use of a common platform for both sortation systems simplifies installation and increases overall system availability.

The LS-4000E is designed to sort single-tray items measuring up to one metre in length, although longer items weighing up to 50kg can be handled by two or more trays, whilst the LS-4000CB cross-belt sorter provides precise positioning and gentle handling for high-friction and fragile items in applications such as overnight delivery and fulfilment.

Contact FKI Logistex on tel 01536 480611 or visit www.fkilogistex.com
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Title Annotation:PACKAGING
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Date:Jul 1, 2008
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