• ARB Technology Enables Smarter Layouts, Increased Throughput, Greater Product Handling Flexibility

    Intralox’s Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB™) technology is a patented conveyance solution that brings the benefits of modular plastic belting to complex product-handling processes like sorting, merging, and aligning in order to increase functionality and reduce costs. ARB technology is proven in over 5,000 installations worldwide.

    Intralox ARB technology enables…

    • Efficient handling of most items:
    • - Boxes, cases, cartons, totes, or trays with dimensions as small as 2 in. x 2 in. (51 mm x 51 mm) or as large as needed, weighing 1 oz.–200 lb. (28.35 g–90.7 kg)
      - Difficult-to-convey packages such as tray packs, 2-liter shells, litho-packs, bundles, polybags, and shrink-wrapped packages of all sizes
      - Oddly shaped items such as boxes with rounded bottoms and objects that are not perfectly round or square
    • Increased throughput
    • Flexibility to handle changing products, throughput rates, and other requirements
    • Lower system ownership costs
    • Less floor space consumption
    • Increased system reliability
    • Reduced system controls
    • Safer working environments due to encased moving parts
    • Reduced maintenance

    Contact Intralox when planning your next project to see if ARB technology can be used to optimize your layout.

    How ARB Technology Works
    On an ARB conveyor, products rest on free-spinning angled rollers rather than on the belt surface. These rollers extend above and below the belt surface and are positioned at an angle in relation to the direction of belt travel. Rollers that are activated by the carryway surface below move products across the belt in the direction of roller orientation rather than the direction of belt travel. Because it is possible to move conveyed products selectively, ARB-equipped conveyors can change the direction, alignment, location, and speed of an item independently, without using rails or complicated mechanical controls.