The i-Drive transport is a combination of modular conveyor belts with Intralox i-Drive modules that creates a seamless and endless loop for straight-line, curved and vertical transport. It is suitable for unpacked and packed products.
The i-Drive transport has a number of advantages over conventional systems with metal roller bars:
- Ultra-low belt tension
- No belt lubrication required, which increases food safety
- No belt transition points
The i-Drive technology was developed in collaboration with Intralox. Each i-Drive module has teeth, which grip the links in the modular conveyor belt. As a result, the belt tension is extremely low, which means breakdowns and maintenance are kept to a minimum. The quantity and location of the i-Drive modules is project-dependent. Their operation is synchronised via electronic connections.
The i-Drive transport is completely custom-built for turn-key projects and can be fully integrated in an existing transport system (retrofit). This makes it possible to expand a project with more conveyors at the start or at the end of an endless loop transport system.
This transport systems can be used in every sector of the food processing industry, but are particularly suitable for bread and pastries. Marvu has already installed i-Drive transport at La Lorraine, Kohberg, Millenaar Bakery and Bakkersland.