UTrack system benefits
Automated Guided Vehicle Systems
The uTrack system essentially consists of one or more transport carts and the floor-level RoundTrack as a track guide.
The drive of the trolley is simple and robust: Movement occurs via small and energy-efficient direct drives for large loads.
The two laser scanners guarantee maximum work safety: the scanner areas can be flexibly adjusted and hall pillars can be blanked out, for example.
Drive wheel sets
The drive wheel sets are rotatable: when changing direction, the drives are moved synchronously in combination with the track switches.
Variables chassis design
The uTrack transport cart is individually designed to meet your requirements: the chassis design, the overall height or the color design can be adapted variably. The examples show customized designs from different markets. The transport cart can also be equipped with additional functions such as lifting and rotating loads.
Agricultural machinery assembly: Load capacity 23 t, L= 3500 mm, W= 2000 mm, H=220 mm
Agricultural machinery assembly: Load capacity 16 t, L= 7500 mm, W= 2800 mm, H= 400 mm
Transport of turbine components: Load capacity 85 t, L= 3010 mm, W= 2850 mm, H= 440 mm
Assembly of milling or machine tools Load capacity 10 t, L= 3810 mm, W= 1540 mm, H= 150 mm
Flexible energy supply
The energy supply of the uTrack transport carts can be flexibly selected, depending on the application. In battery mode, the charging process can be carried out individually: from manual to automated charging via contact points or a charging station. For applications with short cycle times, long routes and many vehicles, the induction drive is the preferred choice.
UTrack Change of direction
Crossing elements (90°)
Cross chassis in the trolley or turning stations integrated in the floor allow the uTrack transport trolleys to change direction easily. This makes it possible to reach any position on the job site. The cross chassis enables a change of direction in combination with crossing elements. The crossing element is installed together with the RoundTrack. Preferred use: few trolleys and many crossings.
Quadro Turnstile (90°)
The RoundTrack crossing consists of individual quadro switches. The cassettes in the carriage are mounted on swivel bearings. In the case of a passive quadruple switch, the changeover is made by a manual switch lever or a swivel drive in the carriage. In the case of active quadruple points, the direction is changed by pneumatically driven quadruple points in the floor. Preferred use: many carriages with few crossovers, without inclines and without orientation changes. The advantage over the cross trolley: very low overall height of the trolley.
Turning station (0-360°)
The turning stations are manufactured individually according to the track width and trolley size. The floor level turning stations can be turned manually or by automatic drive, as a result the orientation of the product is also changed. Preferred use: many trolleys, few crossings on inclined tracks or when changing orientation.
UTrack Track guidance
Safe and precise track guidance with the RoundTrack
The RoundTrack from Strothmann guarantees the safe and precise positioning of the uTrack transport trolleys. The special shape of the wheels enables very low rolling resistance and precise guidance of the system. For long-lasting use, the RoundTrack is made of hardened and polished steel and the wheels are made of ball bearing steel.
- installation flush with the floor
- high precision
- flexibly expandable
Master control station
* in the respective standard versions
Maximised energy efficiency
No other transport system has a lower energy consumption than the RoundTrack when moving heavy loads.
- minimised energy requirement
- consistent consumption thanks to a practically wear-free system
- combined energy efficiency and low-maintenance features make production significantly more eco-friendly (CO2 footprint)