The Factory Train FT600 automated load train has been specially designed for automated logistics processes. In the FT600 series, the lifting function is integrated into the load carriers. This enables high positioning accuracy and height flexibility in loading and unloading at the transfer station.
The automated load train series Factory Train FT600 can be operated both partially automated and fully automated. This means that the load train can be driven manually by an operator as before, or it can also drive automated. The loading processes can also be manual or automated. Different load carrier systems are available for the automated loading process: Amongst others, load carriers with chain conveyor for automated loading/unloading from/to roller conveyors or telescopic forks for the automated pick-up of secured/braked sliding load carriers such as trolleys/roll racks or even pallets that stand on the floor.
With the load carrier with automatically extendable telescopic forks, secured/braked sliding load carriers such as trolleys/roll racks or even pallets (transverse and longitudinal) can be picked up and released automatically.
With the conveyor belt load, the load carriers can be picked up directly from powered roller conveyors or delivered to the driven roller conveyors. The pick-up and delivery height can be approached automatically by the lifting gear integrated in the load carrier.
In the FT600 automated Factory Train load train, not only is the tractor environment secured in the direction of travel, but the entire train is permanently and fully monitored by a personal protection system (PPS). From the tractor to the last trailer, the load train is covered with a "protective field", so to speak. Several safety scanners secure the load train, both the direction of travel and the lateral areas are permanently monitored. The safety scanners are integrated in the tractor and also in each individual load carrier. The safety scanners scan the surroundings and generate a warning and protective field around the FT600 load train. If a person enters the load train environment, the warning field becomes active and the load train reduces its speed. If the person then reaches the protective field, the load train stops immediately.
When driving straight ahead, everything seems fairly straightforward. But how does the monitoring function work when cornering, when the safety scanners run the risk of identifying the train itself as an "obstacle"? Once again, the Neumaier Factory Train load train offers a solution. Thanks to innovative technology and the network of the entire train formation to work as one vehicle, the load train recognises the bend radius and reacts accordingly.
What was previously not possible is now possible with the new Factory Train FT600 load train. Because the FT600 can also run automatically in outdoor areas. Until now, automated outdoor travel has always failed due to scanner technology. But with the new safety laser scanner from SICK AG this is now possible. The SICK outdoorScan3 has been specially developed for outdoor use and works flawlessly even under weather conditions such as sun, rain, snow and fog, thus ensuring a stable and above all safe and reliable process.
Like the manually operated Factory Train load trains, the automated Factory Train FT600 also features automatic speed reduction when cornering. In this case, the entire train formation is decelerated during cornering. The speed remains throttled until the entire train has exited the bend and is driving straight ahead. This feature, which comes as standard with all models in the Factory Train series, eliminates the whiplash effect.
Another advantage of the automated Factory Train FT600 is an electronic single-wheel brake system with ABS and emergency brake function, which can be installed on all steering axles in the train. In automation, shorter braking distances mean higher driving speeds since the train stops at a shorter distance. In addition, the load train brakes evenly and comes to a gradual and safe stop in an extended state thanks to the use of the electronic single-wheel brake system. This prevents dangerous sliding of the load carriers and ensures that the entire train formation always stays in its track.