Vanderlande exhibits Blueveyor

Vanderlande Industries showed its new, environmentally-friendly Blueveyor conveyor system for the first time at the Airport Show 2011, held from 31 May to 2 June at the Airport Expo in Dubai.
The company says Blueveyor minimises energy consumption, use of natural resources and environmental impact.  Total cost of ownership for a Blueveyor-based system is influenced positively by energy savings, lower maintenance requirements and high rest value.  As well as offering direct savings in operating costs, Blueveyor also helps airports to meet their own sustainability targets, adds Vanderlande.
“Blueveyor reduces the weight of the total conveyor system by about 50%, and is made almost completely of non-toxic, recyclable materials that can easily be separated.  It is 100% PVC‑free, thereby eliminating one of the main environmental threats posed by conventional systems of this kind,” says the firm.
Energy savings of up to 80% are claimed using the Blueveyor, including a new ‘lean’ design that reduces both mass and the number of moving parts.
Blueveyor is the second Vanderlande Industries product to be inspired by ‘cradle-to-cradle principles’, and is a significant step in the company’s rethinking of design, assembly, installation and maintenance across its full range of baggage handling and other material handling systems.