Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

March 16, 2020

B&R offers new vertical-mount variant of SuperTrak

B&R's intelligent track system SuperTrak is now available in a vertical-mount variant. This helps to optimize the output per square meter of floor space. If products are only transported on the upper side of the SuperTrak, the weight is not supported magnetically. Instead the load is transferred directly to the rollers. The shuttles have a much higher payload capacity.

The SuperTrak power electronics have been repositioned, making them readily accessible from the front even when mounted vertically for easy installation. The connections between SuperTrak segments have also been reinforced to ensure mechanical rigidity and maximum stability and reliability in the vertical orientation.

Increased output

The independently controlled SuperTrak shuttles can be positioned freely to group products of different sizes and create a multi-pack of different beverages or other products. On a vertically mounted SuperTrak system, this type of solution can be implemented on approximately half the floor space for a significant increase in output per square meter.

Flexibility, precision and high payload

B&R's SuperTrak enables advanced manufacturing concepts that deliver flexible, efficient production at any batch size. The track system was designed specifically for 24/7 operation under harsh industrial conditions. It is highly reliable and safe. Individual segments and shuttles can easily be replaced without having to disassemble the track. Downtime for mechanical changeover can often be eliminated entirely. The impact on overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is substantial.

Source

 


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


Motor Duty CyclesWhat Are Motor Duty Cycles?

When selecting a motor, it is important to consider the required duty cycle to ensure the motor can meet the needs of the application.  This blog post and the accompanying light board video will provide a basic introduction to motor duty cycles and a few of the most common types of duty cycles.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines eight classifications for duty cycle which are grouped by continuous, short term, or periodic cycles.  These cycles refer to the sequence and durations in time of all aspects of a typical operation, including starting, running with no load, running with full load, electric braking, and rest. 

Read More

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Prev
ABB Motion Canada alongside our HVAC Partners nationwide has introduced a special program for our ...
Energy overload situations can cause braking resistor failure, but is easily prevented with the ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
If the main power is lost to a VFD while the motor is under load, the DC bus of the VFD drops at an ...
This webinar (Friday April 17, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT) will review simple and easily ...
With the spring tradeshow season coming upon us, and discussions beginning to come up about the new ...
Fitness trackers for people are a genuine success story: more than 40 million are already in use ...
What is the best way to power a fan array in a critical operation? For those who may not know what ...
 When selecting a motor, it is important to consider the required duty cycle to ensure the ...
  Last fall Drives & Control Solutions had the opportunity to tour Yaskawa America’s ...

Motor Feature


Servo MotorsThe ability to size servo motors correctly is imperative for motion-controlled applications, and it can be much more involved than sizing AC induction motors. Acceleration, deceleration, and running torque must still be taken into account, but the servo’s ability to dynamically control the load’s speed and position is also important. During acceleration and deceleration, peak and nominal running torque measurements must be calculated to ensure that the servo motor does not overheat during use. In addition, inertia matching between the motor and load is necessary to ensure optimum response and system performance.

 

 

Latest News

  • Prev
ABB Motion Canada alongside our HVAC Partners nationwide has introduced a special program for our ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
This webinar (Friday April 17, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT) will review simple and easily ...
ABB is proud to announce it has been selected as one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine ...
Keeping pace with significant advances in motor speed control technologies, the International ...

Rittal & EPLAN Pump out a Powerful Solution for Metro Vancouver

Kerrwil Publications Great Place to Work. Certified December 2019 - December 2020

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2020 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil