Shuttles instead of conveyors

The SCHMID Group's montrac transport system connects processing stations with mono rails on which shuttles bring the solar modules from one processing station to the next. The configuration of the module line is very flexible, as the mono rail made of aluminum requires little space and the shuttles also drive curves with very small radii. The shuttles are quiet in operation and provide vibration-free transport of the solar modules with their special frame made of carbon. In addition, the sensor-controlled safety technology with its auto-stop function detects possible obstacles on the monorail, thus preventing collisions. A shuttle can be removed with one hand grip from the production process without stopping the line. So montrac runs at anytime with no single point of failure. Should one processing station be blocked, the shuttle automatically backs out via bypasses. This possibility leads particularly in the cluster layout to an optimal utilization of the machines. The modular design of the system can be adapted to changing processes and can be extended at will.

The SCHMID Group |

Volume: 2016 September/October