New Line of Interroll Conveyors from Ultimation Industries Helps Courier, Express and Parcel Companies Increase Distribution Capacity

Flexible modular systems adapt to a variety of needs and applications

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Mar. 29, 2024) – Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) companies that need to increase their distribution network capacity can now access a full line of Interroll® modular, sorting and pallet conveyor systems from Ultimation Industries, an MCE company. Ultimation is one of the leading distributors for Interroll USA and meets the strict requirements for technical and commercial capability for the Rolling on Interroll® (ROI) distributor program.

The new line includes a High Performance Conveyor Platform (HPP) for high throughput applications; a versatile Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP) solution for handling pallets; and a Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) that offers mix-and-match solutions across several different conveyor types.

“Ultimation’s new line of Interroll platforms for the CEP industry is infinitely customizable and scalable for each client’s specific needs,” said Kali Wahrman, general manager of E-commerce for Ultimation. “Their modular configuration, variety of options and standard sizing makes the installation process quick and easy.”

MPP Modular Pallet Conveyor Interroll System

The new systems include:

  • High Performance Conveyor Platform (HPP) This platform is the solution to situations where high throughput and reliability is required from a sorting conveyor, as well as applications where decline and incline conveyors are needed. The HPP enables a huge range of configurations, including the MultiBelt Switch, 2-in-1 Merge and many others. It also includes an intelligent diverter module that can be used as an autonomous mini sorter or intelligent diverter module for sorting when used in conjunction with other sorter systems.
  • Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) – Interroll’s Modular Conveyor Platform offers mix-and-match solutions across several different conveyor types: 24V roller conveyors, 400V roller conveyors, belted conveyors, and key sorting elements. Each pre-assembled module in the MCP series comes in three standard widths to create the most efficient solution for the conveying task. Distributors can use DC RollerDrives in these systems to implement Zero Pressure Accumulation (ZPA) conveying or use the DC drives in conjunction with roller conveyors with 400V flat belt drives for higher performance. The modular concept of the MCP systems makes planning simple if changes or expansions to the system are required.
  • Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP) – Interroll’s MPP includes several different modules that are all specifically engineered for handling pallets. From infeed conveyors and turntables to transfers and stacker cranes, the MPP series has many different options designed to increase efficiency. It includes several different modular section options to minimize transportation times between production and picking areas, or goods receipt and goods issue or storage, such as infeed conveyors, roller conveyors, chain conveyors, transfers, turntables, and more. There is also a wide range of accessories available for the MPP series including end stops, feeding chutes, side guides, sensor holders and supports.

Interroll High Performance Conveyor Platform HPP System Sorting Conveyors

Ultimation also designs, builds and integrates customized solutions from Interroll and Portec into a customer’s existing system. For more information, visit the Ultimation website at https://www.ultimationinc.com/.

Ultimation Products Now Available on Zoro

Ultimation is partnering with Zoro, a leader in the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) industry, to bring its quick-ship line of material handling solutions to even more potential customers. Zoro specializes in providing businesses of all sizes with premium products from thousands of trusted brands, including tools, office supplies, industrial equipment, safety products and more.

Zoro Logo

“Partnering with Zoro expands Ultimation’s distribution network to an entirely new customer base,” said Kali Wahrman, general manager of E-commerce for Ultimation. “Zoro customers benefit through an even greater selection of quality material handling solutions from a trusted and convenient online source.”

 

Ultimation products available through Zoro include expandable, gravity and 24V powered motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyors, as well as replacement parts such as rollers, brackets and skate wheels.

 

“We share Zoro’s passion for making the searching, ordering, and shipping process as fast and seamless as possible for businesses,” Wahrman said.

 

Ultimation launched its own Online Store in 2016 with a line of quick-ship material handling solutions. The company recently expanded the portfolio to include vision, laser marking and electrical solutions for industrial applications and currently offers more than 500 SKUs. Ultimation products are also available through a number of trusted online retailers, including Zoro, several private-label partnerships, and an Amazon storefront.

Ultimation Industries Adds New Vision, Laser Marking and Electrical Solutions to Quick-Ship Online Store

New offerings can help companies across many industries improve productivity, quality control and throughput

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Feb. 23, 2024) – Ultimation Industries has expanded its quick-ship online store to include dozens of vision, laser marking and electrical solutions for industrial applications. This new range of products includes scanners, light curtains, sensors and more that can improve quality control for manufacturers, warehouses, distribution centers and others.

Ultimation is the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer, specializing in solving productivity challenges with fast-to-deploy solutions for a broad range of end-markets.

“Since joining the Motion & Control Enterprises family of companies in 2023, we’re able to offer customers new automation and material handling solutions to improve productivity, quality and throughput,” said Kali Wahrman, general manager of E-commerce for Ultimation. “Our on-line store makes it easy for customers to find these new products and get them shipped quickly to their locations.”

Among the new products available are:

  • Photoelectric sensors. Also known as photo-eyes, these through-beam sensors are commonly used for applications such as counting, sorting, inspection, material handling and more. They are an important component in any automated or motorized system. Ultimation also offers stand-alone, retroreflective photo-eye sensors that can be customized with a number of different light sources and optical blocks, and paired with various reflectors depending on the application’s need.

EZ-PRO Photo-eye Tri-Tronics Electrical Solution

  • Inductive proximity sensors. These sensors detect the presence (or absence) of metallic objects without the need for physical contact. Unlike photoelectric sensors or through-beam sensors, which use light to detect objects, inductive proximity sensors operate based on electromagnetic induction.

AE6-AN-2F Inductive Proximity Sensor Electrical Solution

  • Laser marking. Laser marking systems create high-contrast marks through oxidation without disrupting the actual material surface. This allows marking of the surface area while leaving it intact. Laser marking is commonly used on titanium and stainless steel parts and is excellent for QR codes, logos, bar codes, and other various types of identification.

AREX400 Laser System Controller and Marking Head Electrical Solution

  • Cable, fiber optics and accessories. A wide selection of electrical accessories—from cables to reflectors and mounting brackets—are available for vision systems, laser marking systems, barcode scanning systems, and more.

BF-A-36T Fiber Optic Light Guide Electrical Solution

The new product line includes trusted industry brands such as Datalogic, Matrix, DataSensing, Tri-Tronics, and more.

“These versatile solutions are ideal for a huge range of industries and applications, from automotive and aerospace to food and beverage,” said Wahrman.

For more information, visit the Ultimation website at https://www.ultimationinc.com/.

About Ultimation, an MCE company

Ultimation Industries, LLC is the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer serving the automotive, food processing, vertical farming, heavy equipment, warehousing, fulfillment and delivery industries. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also the largest integrator of Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems. Ultimation’s e-commerce channel sells Ultimation, Interroll, Itoh Denki, Jervis Webb, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment.

Ultimation became part of the Motion & Control Enterprises (MCE) family of companies in 2023. Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.

How We Helped: Customers “Beam” Over Trolley Options

Customers are beaming over the many ways Ultimation products provide creative solutions to storage and other household problems. This latest edition of our “How We Helped” series features customer stories using Beam Trolleys with five-foot Unibilt Enclosed Conveyor Tracks.

Seasonal Solution

Once the snow melts, it’s time to stash winter equipment where it won’t get in the way. One customer used our beam and trolley combo to lift heavy gear into overhead storage.

“Needed a place to store a snowblower and winter tires; this with a hand pulley worked perfectly,” the customer writes.

The cast iron trolley can handle loads up to 250 pounds. The set also includes a five-foot enclosed track for smooth movement of objects.

Beam Trolley Storage Application

Workout Wonder

The Ultimation beam trolley and track aren’t the only ones getting a workout in this customer’s home. By mounting the track to the garage ceiling, this punching bag can be moved into position for practice or stowed out of the way when not in use. “Well made,” writes the customer. “I modified it for punching bag. Works great! Super solid!” Six-foot track sections are also available for applications that require longer lengths.

Beam Trolley Gym Application

Heavy-duty Hauling

We’re not exactly sure what this customer is moving with an electric hoist winch, but we do know that sturdiness and heavy-duty capacity played a factor in the beam and trolley purchase decision.

“Used this with two trolleys (for additional load capacity), made some brackets and bolted it onto a garage hoist; drilled and put a bolt at each end to retain the trolley in the track,” writes the customer. “Works flawlessly. I’m going to be adding additional track with turn pieces.”

Beam Trolley Hoist Application

Overall, the Ultimation beam trolley combo gets high ratings from Amazon customers for sturdiness (5.0), value for money (4.8) and ease of installment (4.7). This customer sums it up best:

“Unit is very well made and will last a long time. Very heavy duty and made to take heavy loads. Easy to move hoist with beam and trolleys. Glides to smoothly on track, with heavy load attached.”

These are just a few examples of the many products available as part of Ultimation’s Quick-Ship product line! Visit our online store for more information.

Ultimation Industries Offers Heavy Duty Gravity Roller Conveyors in Two New Lengths

Introductory pricing announced for five- and ten-foot long systems

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Jan. 29, 2024) – Ultimation Industries is introducing two new lengths for its heavy duty (HD) gravity roller conveyors, giving warehouses, shipping departments, and manufacturers new material handling options for wide, heavy loads. Ultimation, an MCE company, is the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer, specializing in solving productivity challenges with fast-to-deploy solutions for a broad range of end-markets, including energy, automotive, logistics and vertical farming.

“Gravity roller conveyors are cost effective and versatile,” said Kali Wahrman, general manager of E-commerce for Ultimation. “Customers who have been looking for heavy duty options in a variety of lengths can now find two new options in our extensive quick-ship online store, and at very affordable rates.”

The conveyors work by using the force of gravity and a series of rollers to move products along.

The HD Gravity Conveyors are available in new five- and 10-foot lengths with a width of 48 inches between the frame, which can accommodate a standard sized pallet. Load capacity varies based on the spacing of the rollers (“centers”), roller load capacity, use of appropriate floor supports, and frame and leg load capacity. The five-foot HD gravity conveyor with 2.5-inch rollers on 6-inch centers, for example, can handle 3,730 pounds when using the included frame and heavy-duty welded construction leg supports with a powder coat paint finish. The same system with 3-inch centers can handle 5,000 pounds. The 10-foot length gravity conveyor can handle up to 7,460 pounds on 3-inch centers with its three included floor supports.

Ultimation is offering introductory pricing for a limited time, with savings of nearly 30 percent off regular rates. Five-foot lengths are $390, while the 10-foot length is $790. The company also offers light- and medium-duty gravity conveyors for a variety of applications. Gravity conveyors can easily be converted to a motorized roller system for faster, smoother package movement.

Heavy Duty Gravity Conveyor 10 feet Long

Wahrman offers the following advice for choosing and configuring the right gravity conveyor for the task:

  • Choose the width of the conveyor needed based on product dimensions. Allow at least 1 inch on each side for clearance. Consider wider widths or side guides if there’s a chance the product could slide sideways.
  • Decide on the length you need. Straight lengths and curves can easily be joined together to achieve the desired layout.
  • Identify support centers. Support must be provided at 5-, 8- or 10-foot intervals for all loads.
  • Check the load capacity of each roller. Use light duty 1.5-inch rollers for product loads under 100 pounds. Use medium duty 1.9-inch rollers and frames for loads over 100 pounds. Additional roller sizes are available for extreme heavy duty loads.
  • Choose the correct roller center distance to keep the product from getting stuck between rollers. The proper roller center distance is important because it ensures the product is always gliding on at least three rollers at the same time (more if the product is uneven on the contact surface).

As an MCE company, Ultimation now offers one-stop shopping for a range of conveyors, controls, sensors and other automation solutions. For more information, visit the Ultimation website at https://www.ultimationinc.com/.