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Linear motors with 22.5° radius extend range of system designs

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article image The eXtended Transport System (XTS) is supplemented by new 22.5° linear motors

New motor modules have once again helped increase the high flexibility of the eXtended Transport System (XTS).

Available from BECKHOFF Automation , the XTS linear transport system consists of modular linear motors featuring integrated power electronics and displacement measurement as well as 1 to n wireless movers and mechanical guide rails. The XTS linear transport system allows the implementation of diverse applications, geometries, lengths and radii.

The existing straight and curved motor modules (180°) are supplemented by new variants with a radius of 22.5°, enabling new track geometries such as full circles, inside or outside curves, or squares with rounded corners. The introduction of the new motor modules further extends the range of applications, for example, by a flexible rotary indexing table and individual track layouts.

The AT2020-0250 motor modules (+22.5°, outside curve) and AT2025-0250 (-22.5°, inside curve) greatly expand the possibilities of the XTS system with regard to track layouts. With a combination of different radii and straight sections, the track layout can be easily adapted to meet the broadest range of application requirements. Matching guide rails are also available for the new motor modules.

New areas of application enabled by the latest motor modules include full circle with movers running around the outside; full circle with movers running around the inside; polygon, circle segments connected with straight sections; step- and S-shaped track layouts; and rounded-off rectangle with a freely selectable size.

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