3. Reliable Positioning of Monorail Conveyors with the PXV Absolute Positioning System
Monorail conveyors enable the transport of engines, drive trains, vehicle doors, or complete vehicle bodies along the production line. The monorail carriers are equipped with their own sensor system, motor and control system. They travel independently on the rails and reliably transport the parts along all routes, regardless of whether they involve inclines, curves, or switches. To ensure maximum availability and avoid downtimes due to collisions, the carriers must be positioned with high precision over the entire route. With track lengths from up to 100 km, a position resolution of ±0.2 mm and a travel speed of up to 8 m/s, the PXV absolute positioning system offers the optimum solution.