The HepcoMotion GFX Hepco Guidance System for Beckhoff XTS Transport System offers the ultimate versatility in guiding high-speed motion without compromising positional accuracy. Each mover is along the track profile is independently controlled using Beckhoff XTS linear servo motor technology, allowing for complex motion paths, on-the-fly product changes, and optimized production rates.
Bishop-Wisecarver is proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of HepcoMotion products since 1984.
The HepcoMotion GFX Guidance System is rapidly being adopted in the packaging and manufacturing industries to meet users’ critical requirements: demanding motion profiles, high duty cycles, and long-term durability.
Hardened steel guidance system retains accuracy over long periods
Simplified lubrication system – enables use in high duty cycle production environments
Lightweight mover assembly includes high capacity vee bearings
Vee bearings grease packed for life
Low maintenance bleed lubrication system for track – food compatible lubricants can be used if necessary
Easy change mover system with removable track section and movers
All systems available in stainless steel for food processing applications and others requiring corrosion resistance
GFX movers can support up to 50 N each, and can move independently at up to 4 m/s. This independent motion can involve high accelerations and decelerations, as well as directional changes.
One of the key challenges Smart Automation faced was finding a guidance system that could be safely built into the core of the new machine. The system needed to run for several years without maintenance and their search was not initially successful. Smart Automation’s designers looked at a number of manufacturers before finally deciding to use HepcoMotion, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of linear guidance systems. “Quality and price convinced us,” says Roland Mulder, project manager for Smart Automation.