By optimising existing components and integrating new modules into its TS 5 conveyor system for heavy loads, Bosch Rexroth has enhanced its already impressive flexibility to meet the requirements of an even broader range of industry sectors.
Distributed in South Africa by Tectra Automation, a member of the Hytec Group, the TS 5’s new capabilities include tandem transport for oversized cargo, which is of particular importance to users in the automotive sector. The TS 5 can now connect with i4.0 tools, to visualise production processes in real time, and, with the MTpro design planning tool, can achieve any layout, which can achieve loads of over 400 kg.
In the latest generation of the TS 5 conveyor, Bosch Rexroth has expanded on the roller conveyor system’s known strengths and new applications by developing new modules which users can combine in any configuration they choose. With the new TS 5 conveyor, customers can now integrate a 3-way diverter, a rotate unit, a front-end drive, and a compact stop gate into the final system. For larger components, the tandem transport capability allows for the transfer of excessively long products.
The upgrades provide the user with even more flexibility when designing their individual system layout and make the TS 5 the ideal solution in a broad range of industry sectors – from automotive, to e-Mobility applications, to electronic devices and household appliances. Other advantages, such as ESD capability, suitability for abrasive or oily environments, or use in a dry room, further enhance the variety of applications optimised by the conveyor system.
Compared with systems using standard chain drives, the TS 5 system’s king shaft drive and the conveyor rollers allow the customer to experience virtually maintenance-free production, with low wear and increased productivity.
Transfer system meets Industry 4.0
The TS 5 conveyor also sets the benchmark in terms of digitalisation: the system can be seamlessly connected to other Rexroth solutions such as the ActiveCockpit. The interactive communication platform processes and displays manufacturing data in real time. Parameters such as energy efficiency, cycle time and work piece pallet tracking can be measured and visualised for greater transparency and more efficient production processes.
Quick planning and assembly
Finally, the MTpro project planning tool simplifies every part of the project with its easy layout design, automated order lists and links to the product catalogue and assembly instructions. This means that the transfer system can be planned and implemented even faster, further shortening time to market for manufacturers who depend on TS 5.
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Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, machinery applications and engineering, and factory automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services.
The Hytec Group is a Bosch Rexroth company.