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Transport system boosts productivity

Transport system boosts productivity

Rockwell Automation's iTRAK is a modular, scalable motion control system that provides independent control of multiple magnetically propelled movers on a track. The simple configuration and patented pitch-less technology solves different motion and speed needs. It enables production/handling systems and assembly lines to be readily designed with the aid of a number of accurately positioned carriages.

Several carriages, consisting of a frame and a linear permanent magnet motor, can move individually along straight or curved rails. The iTRAK can be used, for example, on packaging lines, in the medical industry (filling lines for IV bags), but also on assembly lines for machine construction. The combination of iTRAK technology with the Rockwell Automation integrated Architecture (programmable with Studio 5000 Logix Designer) lays the foundation for a new standard in dynamic linear transport solutions.

In contrast to 'rigid' solutions using chains, V-belts and spindle drives, iTRAK provides a universal platform that is able to carry out any pattern of movement within wide margins. The movement of each carriage can be programmed individually, bringing great flexibility.

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