SSI SCHÄFER is one of the world’s largest suppliers of warehousing and logistics systems. Their services include strategic planning, equipping warehouses with manufactured products, and implementing complex logistics project in the role of general contractor. Located in Giebelstadt Germany, SSI Schaefer Noell GmbH also acts as a specialist for complex logistics systems.
Ideally, the installation that supplies power to drives along a conveyor stretch should be quick, simple and fail-safe. It should also be able to use cables with specific properties that depend on the region or application. The function of the motor should already be checked at the testing facility. It should be easy to measure the impedance of the 400 V cable at the construction site itself.
FieldPower® is a modular power distribution system that is particularly well adapted for use in pallet conveyor facilities. A reliable connection can be established to the individual wires in the power bus using IDC. The cross-sections can range from 2.5 to 6 mm², in accordance with customer requirements. The drive strands are fitted with FieldPower® plug cables and non-interchangeable plugs and then attached to the unit.
The customer benefit
“Because of the high degree of protection provided by the housing along with the wide temperature range, we can use FieldPower® in all of our logistics applications around the world. It also offers installation advantages, so we are now using the FieldPower® system as the standard connection platform for our SEW drives. We rely on FieldPower® as a future-oriented platform for other interesting applications, such as for decentralised 24 V DC power supply units, for project-specific models, or as an extension with decentralised motor starters.”
(Günter Glos, SSI Schäfer Noell)