montratec- MONTRATEC - INDUSTRY 4.0 NEEDS INTRALOGISTICS 4.0
Constantly changing market requirements, customised products with a vast range of variants, increasingly shorter production cycles and the fully interlinked and automated production of Industry 4.0 present a set of completely new challenges for your intralogistics. Conventional transport systems such as conveyor belts will quickly reach their limits. Only integrated transport and process solutions with intelligent controls, maximum flexibility and optimum availability will enable your company to sustainably advance its competitive position and make it fit for the future.
Core components of the montrac® system, montrac® shuttles are intelligent single or twin-axle conveyors equipped with an on-board power supply. Moving self-centered on the monorail, the shuttles are equipped with state-of-the-art sensors that prevent potential collisions with obstacles or other shuttles.
Each shuttle is powered by a maintenance-free, low-voltage motor located in the axle. Cams on the T-grooves along the track specify shuttle speed and stopping positions. Speed parameters can be pre-configured to optimally meet your individual requirements.
The TC1-IRM (Intelligent Routing Module) is an optoelectronic communication module for exchanging data to enable interaction between the shuttle, rail system and SPS master control.
The shuttle and TC1-IRM communicate with each other via infra-red signals. The TC1-IRM can serve as a communication interface between the rail system and master controller or as an autonomously functioning control component.
montrac® Configurator is a convenient software solution for designing customised transport system layouts with just a few clicks of the mouse.
All standard montrac® transport system components are stored on the configurator. The required components are positioned in the configuration window via drag & drop. All commensurate connection points are automatically recognised by the software.
Operation is extremely simple and intuitive. For clarification, the integrated user manual provides extensive information on creating layouts and many other options provided by the software. These include, for example, the generation of stock lists, import of drawings, 3D export of the layout and a variety of tips on how to use the configurator more easily.