Carrier system for customized batch sizes

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics.
By Festo March 21, 2017

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics. Courtesy: FestoFesto’s Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable the customization of batch sizes as small as one. By employing RFID technology and task-specific automation stations, products and product variations can be produced on a single manufacturing line quickly and efficiently. The Multi-Carrier System features zero changeover time and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics. Each transport carrier moves freely and independently from all other carriers. Positioning accuracy for carriers is rated at 50 microns. The carriers in this product transport system move collision-free at constant velocity from station to station.

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