Rockwell Automation Introduces Updated MagneMover LITE System

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation has introduced an updated MagneMover LITE system that moves products in carts along a motorized track.  The updated system can now move heavier products and support larger-scale applications.  It also helps to reduce downtime because it allows for changeovers via push button and without mechanical intervention.

Heavier Products: New wheeled cart options provides users with up to five-times greater carrying capacity than sliding carts.  The single- and tandem-wheeled carts can carry payloads of up to 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) and 10 kg (22 pounds), respectively.  This allows producers to scale up from one product size to another without requiring multiple machines to produce and package their product varieties.

Larger Scale Applications: Using Ethernet-enabled motors and Ethernet-based node controllers to replace serial communications allows users in high-volume industries to help improve layout flexibility and run up to hundreds of carts per path while requiring fewer node controllers.  The MagneMover LITE system is suited for larger applications using long paths with high switch and cart densities.

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