With ACOPOS 6D, B&R heralds a new era in manufacturing. Magnetic levitating shuttles move individual products freely through the machine. Gone are the days when conventional transport systems (with rigid timing) limit production. ACOPOS 6D is ideal for small-batch production with a frequent changeover in product and design.
ACOPOS 6D uses principles of magnetic levitation. Shuttles with integrated [permanent] magnets float over the surface of small freely arranged electromagnetic motor segments. Shuttles of various sizes carry payloads (0.6 to 14kg) and reach speeds of up to 2 meters per second. They move freely in two-dimensional space, rotate and tilt along three axes and offer precise control over the height of levitation, providing six degrees of motion control freedom.