• Bonfiglioli’s conveyor drive solutions include the A Series, C Series and VF-W Series gearmotors.
    Bonfiglioli’s conveyor drive solutions include the A Series, C Series and VF-W Series gearmotors.

Australia’s logistics market is estimated at over US$89 billion and is expected to reach US$114 billion in the next few years, and Bonfiglioli’s solutions for material handling and warehousing applications have positioned it to support the market’s changing needs.

According to Martin Broglia, managing director of Bonfiglioli Australia and New Zealand, much of this growth stems from the rise of ecommerce – with International Trade Administration ranking Australia as the 11th biggest market for ecommerce. 

“With the heightened demand and projected growth, Bonfiglioli is well-positioned to support the ever-changing needs of the logistics sector,” he said. 

Martin Broglia, managing director of Bonfiglioli ANZ.
Martin Broglia, managing director of Bonfiglioli ANZ.

“Our team has decades of combined experience in the development of specialised and complete conveyor systems for material handling and warehousing applications.”

The local logistics and warehousing sector is facing significant challenges. Among these are the growing demand for rapid fulfilment, labour shortages, as well as climbing costs and the scarcity of warehousing space. 

“Customers are looking to reliable, compact conveyor solutions that offer variable speed control, and synchronisation with other equipment. Energy efficiency, scalability, safety and material flow control are essential in these applications,” Broglia added.

“The goal for every business owner in the sector is to manage costs, while ensuring optimal throughput and efficiency.” 

To meet customer demand, Bonfiglioli provides a complete drive transmission package, from the gearbox to the decentralised inverter. 

“In applications where high efficiency is required, we can offer our synchronous reluctance motor with IE4 efficiency,” said Broglia. 

Gearmotors that set the standard

Bonfiglioli’s conveyor drive solutions include the A Series, C Series and VF-W Series gearmotors. 

The A Series bevel-helical gearmotors, with a compact, modular design and universal mounting features, deliver high efficiency. 

Offering high efficiency and reliability, low maintenance costs, and a wide torque range of between 100 and 14,000Nm, the A Series delivers exceptional performance, even in harsh conditions, according to Bonfiglioli. 

The C Series Inline helical gearmotors offer torque density and a wide speed choice, in a highly compact design. 

With special seals and surface protection, these motors are ideal for use in harsh environments. Offering energy saving operation and a wide output speed selection range, these are a solid choice for a range of industrial applications, the company says.

The VF-W Series worm gearmotors are specially designed for the food and beverage industries, delivering efficient performance in a cost-effective package. Bonfiglioli says this is a reliable and robust range of gearmotors, delivering a long operating life.

“The logistics and warehousing sector is integral to the health of our economy, particularly in the context of a global marketplace. Ensuring the smooth and efficient flow of materials and, in turn, the optimal performance of businesses in the sector, is critical,” Broglia concluded.

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