The XPlanar planar motor system from Beckhoff enables the contactless, parallel and individual transport of products. The movers can fly freely in two dimensions over the tiles and execute lifting movements with a stroke of up to 5 mm. These system properties have now been enhanced by new software-based 360-degree mover rotation functionality. The movers can rotate now endlessly around their own axis. The rotation can be executed dynamically with a frequency of up to 10 Hz and makes a variety of groundbreaking applications possible.
The 360-degree mover rotation is made possible by the deep integration of the XPlanar system into the PC-based control technology from Beckhoff. A simple software update is all that is needed to implement the new rotation function in existing systems.
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, Verl, Germany