Hybrid transport makes personalised mass production profitable
At the Hannover Messe, B&R showed for the first time how ACOPOStrak can be combined with convention-al conveyor belts. This brings the flexibility of the intelligent ACOPOStrak track system together with the low cost of a conveyor system – the perfect recipe for more cost-effective mass customisation.
Seamless shuttle hand-off
One intelligent station on the path through the production line is all it takes to create a mass customised product. Product transport is handled almost entirely by low-cost conveyor belts – except for the one station where the products are personalised. That’s where the intelligent ACOPOStrak comes into play. Since both systems use the same guide rails, the transitions between them are seamless.
Mass customisation for brownfield plants
ACOPOStrak combines the motor and electronics into a single unit with the power electronics and a powerful processor integrated right in the motor housing. No additional inverters or motion control units are required, making the intelligent transport system extremely compact. Thanks to the modular design, it is easy to integrate ACOPOStrak segments of various lengths into an existing plant.
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