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Beckhoff will showcase its PC and EtherCat-based automation solutions for assembly and handling technology. In addition to new products, such as multi-touch panel or the servo motor generation AM8000 stands Drive System XTS (Extended Transport System) in the focus of the trade fair appearance. XTS integrates feeding, handling and assembly in one system and enables new and flexible machine concepts.

XTS combines the advantages of two proven drive principles: rotary and linear systems. The motor is fully integrated with power electronics and position sensing. One or more "movers" - wireless, mobile carrier modules - can be moved highly dynamically up to 4 m / s on a nearly arbitrary and flexible route configuration.

XTS is versatile in various industries. It is suitable for high-speed material transport: push the product, adjust the product distance, reduce or increase the product speed, clamp and move the product, transport and eject the product or even manipulate the product. An irregular product stream is separated and discharged to the next processing station at a constant distance and speed.

With XTS, machines can be made more compact and efficient in handling, feeding and assembly. In applications such as a classic rotary transfer machine, all processing stations are subject to the basic cycle. So the whole system has to adjust to the beat of the slowest station. With XTS, the processing steps can be controlled individually and independently of each other. For example, the slowest process can be duplicated by a second station. XTS takes over the optimal feed. Thus, the limitation of the total output of the machine is no longer limited by the slowest power stroke. XTS can also be called

Alternative to a delta robot can be used to synchronize an irregular product flow and to subsequently push the product into a package or to the next processing step.

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