omnidireccional | cellular | conveyor
The cellular transporter, Celluveyor its abbreviated name, is a highly flexible modular positioning and transport system. The small hexagonal modules contain omnidirectional wheels that are controlled individually and selectively. This allows the logistics operator to move and place several objects simultaneously and independently on any track.
The Celluveyor covers complex material handling tasks in a minimum of space.
Advantages and benefits
The overall functionality of the Celluveyor can be adaptedpractically by pressing a button. Through a simple software update and without mechanical modifications, for example, the system can be converted from a simple conveyor to a sorter or an infeeder for automatic palletising.
The basic idea of cellularity enables a high adaptability of the layout of the conveying system. The basis are simple mechanical connections between the modules for easy removal or addition. A change of the Celluveyor’s layout is thereby detected by the control software and adjusted accordingly, without having a longer downtime.
The modular design also offers the advantage of easy adaptation to changes in the conveyed material. If a conveying system reaches full capacity, it will be replaced or supplemented by a second machine. The Celluveyor can be adjusted efficiently by simply adding or removing modules to the new throughput.
Flexibility of conveyed goods
Objects can be transported independent of shape and size.They only need to have at least the dimensions of a module and have a flat contact surface.
Ease of maintenance
The simple mechanical construction and the use of standard components and interfaces are a good basis for a high degree of robustness. However, should a conveyor module fail during operation, this is detected by the controller. It will be disabled and bypassed by the packages. Thus, a complete failure of the system is prevented. The logistician can replace the defective module in a few minutes and send it for repair.
The short-term activation of the drives that are actually incontact with the conveyed goods, and low internal friction of the mechanical components enable a high energy efficiency.