SuperTrak MICRO™ Conveyance Platform

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Merge & Divert Capabilities with An Automated Conveyor

SuperTrak MICRO™ has the unique capability of being able to merge and divert independently controlled shuttles to create specified regions for:

● Parallel processing
● Quality inspection
● Reject stations
● Load balancing
● Parking lots for shuttles

Optimal Functionality & Flexible Process Flows

The merge and divert technology allows manufacturers more flexibility when it comes to processing options by routing shuttles to specific stations depending on the processing steps required for each specific part.

The ability to perform parallel processing as an example, means shuttles avoid traffic jams and bottlenecks that are common with other types of conveyor systems, resulting in an increased throughput for your process. Due to the high degree of flexibility, manufacturers can now efficiently automate the production of high mix, low volume or high volume, low mix production.

Independent Shuttle Control

Independent shuttle control enables system design with asynchronous process flows. The ability to vary pitch, destination, and speed throughout the system drives maximum utilization of every component in the system.

Reduced footprint 

SuperTrak MICRO™ offers smaller pitch sizes and shuttle spacing that can be as low as 50 mm. Systems can now accommodate variable station pitches, providing a means to utilize space more effectively.

Fast

With high-speeds, quick acceleration and industry leading settling time, the SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ platform offers maximum throughput.

Increase Productivity 

Automation in manufacturing with SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ can result in speeds of up to 4 m/s, rapid acceleration to 50 m/s2, and settling times typically under 15 m/s means there is more time in process and increased throughput.

The SuperTrak MICRO™ platform also has the unique capability to be able to merge and divert shuttles at speeds of 2.5 m/s.

Precise

Utilizing high repeatability in combination with the speed and acceleration performance, the SuperTrak COVNEYANCE™ platform drives the consistency of processes not possible with alternative conveyance options.

Reduce Cycle Time:

Take advantage of the system’s repeatability (+/-0.1 mm) to remove stopper cylinders and locate tooling. This results in decreased cycle times and your automation is ultimately more productive.

Smaller Footprint:

By having more precise motion, engineers can often remove tooling, buffers, or complete stations to obtain better performance in a smaller footprint.

Integrated Features

Just like the  SuperTrak GEN3™ platform, SuperTrak MICRO™ incorporates a number of features into one platform. This enables a higher level of performance from the automation system while requiring less engineering therefor resulting in less risk.

A sample of integrated features include:

  1. Collision avoidance – shuttles will automatically avoid contact. No additional programming is necessary. 
  2. Target routing – set and release shuttles to destinations around the track without any additional management in the PLC. 
  3. Pre-stops – set pre-stops where extra space for tooling or process is required. 
  4. Define regions for specific motion dynamics – shuttles will move through the region with a specified velocity, acceleration, or jerk.

Contact the SuperTrak Team to learn more about additional integrated functionality.

Industry Solutions

Modern manufacturing requires productivity and the ability to adapt to changing markets.
SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ has deployed systems across the globe spanning a variety of industries. From harsh, dirty environments to clean room applications, we have a conveyance solution that can evolve with your changing needs.

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By utilizing SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ as the foundation of your automation, we can help you:

 

  • Maximize your factory floor space
  • Manage market and product uncertainty
  • Increase the efficiency of your automation
  • Reduce project timelines

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ATS Unveils SuperTrak MICRO™

Anaheim, California (February 5, 2019) – ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) (“ATS” or the “Company”), a leader in Linear Motion Technology (LMT), today unveiled the SuperTrak MicroTM conveyance platform, a new product with disruptive divert and merge capabilities that enable creative, high speed, production system designs.

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