Machine controls for material-handling applications

Controls for material-handling and logistics systems in factories and distribution centres must offer high levels of availability and unmatched flexibility. With solutions that are modular in design and can be installed quickly, you can be sure that your products will reliably move through your process.

Modular material-handling systems

Regardless of whether material-handling or conveyor systems are used in airports, warehouses, production lines or gravel plants, they are often the lifeline of your daily operations. Material-handling systems are increasingly complex and subject to frequent changes. We can help you design and build intelligent, modular systems that are easy to operate and service, so that you can keep your promises on product lead times.

Modularity in production logistics and small warehouses

Modular material-handling systems with distributed controllers also offer unmatched advantages in smaller installations. The easyE4 controller is ideally suited for this task. In combination with the smart PKE motor starter and a PowerXL DG1 drive, it allows for efficient motor control and the processing of data to reduce system downtime. With the support of our application engineers and global channel network, the creation of customised systems for your application is an easy task.

Modular systems for baggage handling and high profile warehouses

A modular design of the mechanical elements of the conveyor – the motor, gearbox and motor starter or drive – has become standard in material-handling systems. Working with leading baggage handling and warehouse companies, our distributed drive and protection technologies deliver luggage and material on time all over the world. Fast and easy implementation, smart communication and easy serviceability help operators around the world keep their systems available.

ErP guidelines update 01/07/2021

With the latest update to EU Regulation 640/2009 on the eco-design of electric motors, IE3 and IE4 motors will become mandatory for certain applications in two stages – by July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2023, respectively. In addition, the scope of the regulation has also been expanded. Our new white paper explains how these requirements can be easily met while increasing the energy efficiency of the drive system in the process.
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Delivering baggage on time at Warsaw Chopin Airport

In Terminal 1 of the Warsaw airport, Eaton’s Rapid Link modular starter system delivers up to 1,800 bags per hour, just in time for your next flight.
Material handling applications

Flexible solutions for material-handling applications

Controls for material-handling and logistics systems in factories and distribution centres must offer high levels of availability and unmatched flexibility. With solutions that are modular in design and can be installed quickly, you can be sure that your products will reliably move through your process. Our brochure gives an overview about next-generation components as well as automation and data visualisation solutions for material-handling applications.

Collecting eggs made easy

The German company Hellbernd specialises in designing and building switchgear, control systems and electrical installations. With the support of Eaton, it built a control system for an egg collection and conveyor system for a poultry farm in Spain.

Load-optimised bulk handling system

When a gravel plant in Germany decided to update its installations, it gave the job to Eaton’s Solution Partner Weingärtner, which delivered a load-optimised system that performs even under harsh weather conditions.

Upgrading a log handling facility

With the help of Eaton, the Austrian company Wertholz has modernised the automation system of its log handling facility to prevent motor drive overload, simplify maintenance and increase the ease of operation.

Developing a drive-in concrete mixing plant

Getec Servicegesellschaft, normally a manufacturer of large concrete mixing plants, had long harboured the idea of a small, modular and expandable “concrete filling station” for self-pick-up. Thanks to Eaton's comprehensive range of automation products and services, the company was able to turn this idea into reality.
Whether it’s an airport, an industrial manufacturing plant or logistics or agriculture application: We offer a broad range of products for automation and drive technology, enabling you to build flexible solutions that can communicate with different fieldbuses. For decentralised or centralised applications. Find more details in our animated solution map.
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