Jervis B. Webb Company — a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company — launched a new energy-efficient baggage handling conveyor that features Permanent Magnet Motors (PMMs). The new green conveyor reduces energy usage by as much as 40% compared to traditional motor conveyors.
Another advantage of the energy-efficient conveyors is the mechanical components in the PMM gearmotor, which include a reduced number of variants and feature a compact, lightweight design. The system-wide model variance reduces the number of spare parts required and the lightweight design requires less power due to the Permanent Magnet technology. No mechanical brakes or fans are needed, which also reduces maintenance costs. In addition, WebbView® Baggage Handling Control System can monitor the motor power consumption and temperature to highlight potential motor or conveyor problems before any costly downtime occurs.
“The impact of this type of drive is considerable. It’s not only the 40% energy savings, but also the additional benefits of predictive downtime, reduced spare part inventory, and decreased total cost of ownership by more than 50% compared to conventional solutions,” said Rob Schmit, President of Jervis B. Webb Company. “Our dedicated engineers continue to deliver innovative systems that help our clients meet their goals throughout their operations.”
Webb installed its first energy-efficient conveyor system at Los Angeles International Airport, featuring 480 PMMs. Daifuku Airport Technologies provides baggage handling systems and service at hundreds of global installations, including 1,500 energy-efficient PMM drives installed in European airports. Daifuku Airport Technologies consists of Jervis B. Webb Company, BCS Group, Daifuku Logan, Logan Teleflex and Elite Line Services (ELS).
About Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, which is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America consists of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Logan Teleflex, Inc., and Wynright Corporation. Daifuku North America specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku North America is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.
WebbView is a registered trademark of the Jervis B. Webb Company.