Next generation industrial transport technology
Real added value for your machines
Next generation industrial transport technology delivers key advantages for advanced manufacturing solutions. The flexible, operator-friendly conveyors make production more efficient while simultaneously improving product quality. Make your line more economic and effective at any volume – from mass production down to batch size one.
This new technology from B&R features independent shuttles moved by permanent magnets along a long-stator linear motor track. Product movements can be configured individually, including variable speed and acceleration as well as batch grouping and ungrouping. The dramatic increase in processing speed makes your line more productive.
Fully flexible product transport
Each shuttle is controlled independently. Starting and ending positions, speed and acceleration curves can all be tailored conveniently via software to the needs of a particular product. B&R's next generation transport technology also enables automated, software-driven changeovers without any operator interaction – perfect for batch-size-one production.
Speed and spacing can be varied on-the-fly to link machines that require different product positioning.
More integration, smaller footprint
The linear motor design and the integration of motor and motion control in one device drastically reduce your equipment's footprint and save valuable space on the production floor.
Independent product transport enables seamless transitions between batch and continuous-flow processes without costly buffers and staging zones.
Higher production speed, more productivity
Linear motor conveyor technology enables fast, dynamic positioning. Products arrive at each station in a precisely defined position and don't need to be adjusted – shaving valuable time off of every production cycle. Output can typically be increased by as much as 50%.
Greater precision, less waste
Workpiece positioning repeatability of +/-10 µm allows for extremely tight synchronization with CNC axes and robots for increased production quality and significantly reduced waste.
At a 3-axis processing station, the axis parallel to the track can be replaced by the movement of the shuttle itself.
Clean room production technology
The linear motor construction reduces moving parts to an absolute minimum and significantly reduces dirt from mechanical friction compared to the belts and chains of conventional conveyors. This prevents soiling and contamination of sensitive products and reduces cleaning costs. The technology is particularly well suited for use in clean rooms.
- Improved fault tolerance
- Faulty redundant stations can be disabled via the HMI
- Reduced energy consumption
- Regeneration of braking energy
- Elimination of energy-intensive pneumatic stoppers
- Reduced noise levels
- Fewer moving parts
- Dramatically reduced maintenance
- Minimal moving parts
- Minimal wear on wheels, guides and bearings through frictionless electromagnetic actuation
- Ergonomic design for easy access and quick maintenance
- High availability
- No torn belts or broken chains
- High reliability for maximum uptime