Further development for FASmotion
March 2013 – The business unit Paint and Assembly Systems enhanced its control software FASmotion. It now allows for flexible control of mobile conveyor trolleys such as electric monorails or skillet conveyors with individual drive and up to four axles.
The enhanced FASmotion control software achieves added flexibility and precision for the transport in the line: With an optimized and standardized control platform and software, the conveyor trolleys can be better adjusted to the specific requirements in the fields of production as well as of service and maintenance. The consistency of the components used and their standardized handling make the new development even more attractive. This is a very important feature for automotive final assembly where different conveyor systems can now be operated with the same software and hardware. The possibility to use up to four axle movements makes FASmotion furthermore a valuable asset in other fields of application calling for flexible movement in space.
Depending on the requirement profile, power supply to FASmotion can be either inductive, i.e. non-contact or via busbars. Non-contact communication with and among the trolleys is implemented by means of WLAN technology.
Almost anything can be transported on the conveyors: entire car bodies, automotive parts or aircraft turbines. Using different conveyor types, parts with a weight from 200 kg to more than 5 tons can be moved.