(Erlanger, Kentucky) - Automated material handling company Insight Automation has signed an exclusive contract to sell and support a new line of Kyowa motor roller products in North America. The new product line, known as PulseRoller, will be manufactured by Kyowa USA in a new plant adjacent to Insight Automation.
"PulseRoller is better because it has an innovative new gear box design and a motor that's much more efficient when compared to available legacy products," said Randy Combs, President of Insight Automation. The new plant is slated to open in August.
The partnership agreement between Kyowa and Insight Automation will allow customers to get product within days instead of weeks. "We don't have the burden of freight and import duty and we can domestically source many of the assembly items, which may be bearings, tubes, shafts and those kinds of things," Combs said. "By manufacturing in the USA customers get a cost and delivery benefit."
Insight Automation, which opened in 2000, develops, installs and supports configurable control systems for motorized roller conveyors. Their flagship product, ConveyTrax, has given clients the ability to adopt a conveyor control strategy and choose whatever roller best fits the application. "In the past, whoever made a motorized drive roller ... made their own control box for that and you had to buy the motor and the control box as a pair," Combs said. "Through our R&D we developed a control solution that would work with any manufacturers' roller. Kyowa saw that as an advantage and that's how our partnership was introduced."
Japan-based Kyowa is known worldwide for its gears, gearing and gear boxes as well as its 24-volt motor-driven rollers which are used by a variety of industries.
Experts say having state-of-the-art material handling system is a critical part of efficiency for manufacturing and distribution companies. "Motorized drive roller technology saves the end-user energy," Combs said. For more information on the new PulseRoller product call Steve Inabnit of Insight Automation at 800-764-6356 or visit http://www.pulseroller.com/