Multiple tracks – With the Track Management System (TMS), movers can transition between GFX systems, connecting two systems seamlessly and enabling a variety of connected travel paths to be defined.
Maximum flexibility – Movers can be inserted and removed during continuous operation enabling on the fly maintenance, system re-configuration, and extra processes to be added, without interrupting operation.
High throughput, low footprint – Track systems can be stacked, one above the other, increasing production without using valuable floor space.
High speed operation – The ability to switch during high speed operation enables throughput to be maximised. The precision ballscrew driven transfer slide section can achieve cycle times as quick as 0.4 seconds to sub-micron repeatability.
HepcoMotion and Beckhoff – HepcoMotion works in partnership with Beckhoff to create the GFX system, a high-end track system that provides the support and rigidity required for precise XTS applications.
Flexible – The Beckhoff XTS Transport System uses linear motor technology to independently drive movers around a track. This allows work processes of different duration to be combined, on the fly product changes, and the addition or removal of work stations as needed.
Precise and reliable – GFX provides the transport path and mechanically guides the movers along the motor modules at the defined speed, with great precision, ensuring accurate alignment and resistance to deflection.
Increased productivity – Together, GFX and XTS offer incredible flexibility in terms of motion profile and application design, facilitating increased productivity.