Increased payload – Based on the existing GFX, the curved segments have been removed, enabling wider bearing spacing for transporting increased payloads of up to 40kg. XTS 7 & 10 pole magnet arrays provide the enhanced drive capacity.
Integration of expertise – GFX-r integrates Beckhoff and Hepco’s expertise, featuring larger movers and collaborative Transport Modules to complete the rectangular path, transitioning the movers between tracks whilst retaining positional accuracy.
Demanding applications – GFX-r excels in handling substantial moment loads and heightened in-process stresses, making it an ideal choice for machine cells incorporating robots, power tools, and sensors, as well as automated assembly and inspection systems.
Movement in rectangular paths – Not only does a rectangular path facilitate a higher payload, it also makes GFX-r ideally suited to applications requiring a constant product orientation.
HepcoMotion and Beckhoff – For the last ten years, Hepco and Beckhoff have collaborated on the GFX system, a high-end track system that provides the support and rigidity required for precise XTS applications.
Flexible – Beckhoff’s XTS Transport System uses linear motor technology to independently drive movers around a track, allowing work processes of different duration to be combined, on the fly product changes, and the addition or removal of workstations as needed.
Precise and reliable – GFX serves as the transport path, mechanically guiding the movers along the motor modules at defined speed, with great precision, ensuring accurate alignment and resistance to deflection.
Low maintenance – Thanks to HepcoMotion’s V guide technology, the system requires very little maintenance to achieve consistently high performance.