More than an intelligent transport system
Extend the economies of mass production down to batches of one
B&R unveiled its new intelligent transport system: AcopoStrak. AcopoStrak is the first system in the world to extend the economies of mass production down to batches of one. The system divides and merges product flows at full production speed. Among their many advantages is the ability to include a pit lane in the track layout. New shuttles are mounted on the pit lane and then channeled onto the track’s actual production lines via a diverter. In the same way, any shuttles that are no longer needed can simply be rerouted to the pit lane. All of this takes place at full production speed. “It becomes possible to perform product changeover with zero downtime,” explained B&R’s mechatronics manager Robert Kickinger at the spectacular unveiling event that kicked off the exhibition.
Highly dynamic and flexible
AcopoStrak’s absolute design flexibility allows it to morph into all types of open and closed layouts by arranging different combinations of track segments.