What is a PRM (Powered Roller Medium Duty) Conveyor?

What is a PRM conveyor?

PRM stands for Powered Roller Medium Duty Conveyor.

At Zeta Group Engineering, our PRM conveyors are part of our Arion Conveyor Series.

It is a rugged, heavy-duty solution designed for the efficient accumulation of industrial parts.

If you are seeking a conveyor system that offers flexibility, durability, and innovative control features, the PRM is your ideal choice.

Rendering of a PRM conveyor

PRM Features

Let’s dive into the remarkable features that set the PRM conveyor apart:

Continuously Running Motor

The motor on the PRM is continuously running.

This significantly increases the lifespan of the essential components in the conveyor.

Because of the continuously running motor, the motor does not index, ensuring the motor/gearbox and the sprockets/chains last longer.

This is an important features, especially in the demanding industrial settings.

Rugged Steel Frame

Our PRM has a steel frame with a proven track record of over 45 years in industries like rotor and caliper manufacturing.

The frame’s exceptional durability and reliability make it a top choice for heavy-duty applications.

Flexible Layout Designs

One of the PRM conveyor’s standout qualities is its adaptable design. It can be customized to meet your specific needs and floorplan.

The following design options are avaiable:

  • Single or multi-lane configurations
  • Custom widths and lengths
  • Right-angle transfers
  • Curved roller sections
PRM conveyor

Roller Variations

This conveyor offers various roller surface choices to best suit your product requirements. These options include:

  • Urethane rollers
  • Steel rollers
  • Plastic rollers
  • Right angle transfer rollers
  • UHMW rollers
  • Tapered rollers
  • Hardened steel rollers

Control Features

To enhance efficiency, the PRM conveyor utilizes a FESTO I/O system. This system seamlessly integrates sensors and pneumatics on the same network, reducing the need for multiple connections.

It also simplifies the PLC programming by auto-detecting connected devices and building I/O maps.

Other PRM Features: Escapements and Overhead Lifts

For additional functionality, the PRM conveyor offers escapements when part singulation is required.

Additionally, overhead lifts are perfect for creating walk-through aisleways under the conveyor and for overhead accumulation of products.

These are just a few key features the Arion Conveyor Series of PRM conveyors brings to an automated system.

At Zeta Group Engineering, we are committed to working closely with our customers to create system tailored to their unique automation needs.

If you are ready to take your industrial automation to the next level, contact us today: Call us or request a quote for more information.

Zeta Group Engineering is a robotic integrator and conveyor manufacturer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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