The transmodule has perfected picker lines

09 Nov


Schubert at the ProSweets 2012 Crailsheim, Germany.

At this year’s ProSweets exhibition, stand G029/F020 (Hall 10.1) Gerhard Schubert GmbH will give visitors the opportunity to view a picker line for chocolate bears, cookies, candies and much more. The line will run in non-stop operation and features transmodules as transport elements. Transmodules are intelligent vehicles which are driven by a servomotor and carry out numerous transport tasks. Schubert transmodules have been integrated in packaging machines with great success since September 2008.

Initially the transmodules only had point-to-point control which was suitable for intermittent operation. In the meantime, transmodules are driven with continuous-line control and used for continuous operation or for a combination of cyclical and continuous movement.

Due to this feature, they particularly lend themselves to utilisation as a transport system for picker lines. "You simply must experience it because the transmodule will change the world of packaging machines in the years to come,” says Gerhard Schubert confidently. "Thanks to the transmodule, the flexibility of the packaging machines has increased to a degree that a bright future can already be predicted for the transmodule." With the transmodule, redundancy also becomes a part of packaging machines and will make the machines significantly simpler and clearer in the future. According to Schubert, flexibility results when simple mechanical systems, intelligent control systems and interchangeable tools are used. The transmodule is the first transport robot worldwide and was developed based on this criteria. The interchangeable tool is a transport plate which was designed based on the product's requirements.

The team at Gerhard Schubert GmbH is looking forward to answering questions posed by trade fair visitors.

(Gerhard Schubert GmbH Packaging Machines at the ProSweets 2012, Hall 10.1, Stand G 029/F020)