UniDrive® Motors and ZPA controllers for Large-Scale Conveyor systems at MODEX 2020

News Release - 25 Feb 2020

Milwaukee Electronics and subsidiary Automation Controls Group will reveal its line of UniDrive® ZoneLogixTM controllers at MODEX 2020 ZoneLogixTM and ZoneLogix PROTM zero pressure accumulation (ZPA)/ZLP) controllers provide end-users, systems integrators and conveyor OEMs with the advantages of ZPA/ZLP with or

Designed to operate seamlessly with the UniDrive flagship line of Brushless DC conveyor motors, the ZoneLogix controller line provides a new level of product and zoned-system control, without the need to directly wire PLCs to each zone. 

The first North American showing of ZoneLogix under the UniDrive brand, will be at MODEX 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 9-12, 2020, at Booth #6094 at the Georgia World Congress Center. 

The UniDrive line of motors has been in use in the material handling industry for over a decade. Select conveyor OEMs have selected UniDrive motors because they offer the best in reliability and design freedom, providing unprecedented flexibility in system application and manufacturing lead time. The UniDrive motor has just one moving part, operates almost silently and achieves a superb torque-to-speed performance curve. With no maintenance required, low energy usage and more than 250,000 hours of drive bearing life expectancy, UniDrive is the motor of choice for visionary conveyor owners that value long-term reliability. 

For integrators building large-scale conveyor systems, UniDrive motors and ZoneLogix controls offer plug-and-play simplicity.” said Paul Bazzetta, VP-Automation Controls Group. “With simplified in-rail mounting and a motor containing just one moving part for all conveyor widths, UniDrive is designed to take up less space, is easy to install and requires no motor upkeep. Use it with any conveyor system and benefit from zero maintenance, extreme long life and the highest design flexibility in its category.” 

UniDrive motors provide more than ten times the design life of ordinary motor driven rollers (MDRs), making UniDrive ideal for quality-conscious and cost-conscious conveyor designers and OEM manufacturers. The patented UniDrive Brushless DC motors, motor drives, logic controls, P3 PowerCubesTM and/or application-specific solutions are expertly integrated to address customer challenges in unit handling. When UniDrive motors are paired with the industry-leading ZoneLogix ZPA/ZLP controllers, the combination provides superior performance and a very low total cost of ownership (TCO).  Run Longer with UniDrive. 

Register for MODEX 2020 to learn more about UniDrive motors in Atlanta, Georgia: https://www.modexshow.com/register.aspx?ref=attendees. MODEX 2020 expects over 30,000 professionals from every corner of the manufacturing and supply chain world, including high-level executives from multinational consumer goods companies, top 100 retailers, and the Fortune® 1000. 

About Automation Controls Group

Founded in 1995, Automation Controls Group (ACG) provides custom process control and automation solutions to system integrators and original equipment (OEMs) with volume requirements. ACG specializes in combining its patented line of DC motors, motor drives, controls and application-specific solutions to address customer challenges in the areas of parcel, case handling, system control, speed, usage requirements and more. ACG is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. Automation Controls Group is a division of Milwaukee Electronics

About Milwaukee Electronics

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1954, Milwaukee Electronics engineers, designs and manufactures electronics for the aerospace, medical, defense, manufacturing, mining and material handling market. The company operates over 135,000 square feet of manufacturing in Portland, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Tecate, Mexico. In addition to EMS and product design and engineering services, Milwaukee Electronics offers quick-turn prototyping through its Screaming Circuits business unit.


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