Muratec/Murata Machinery is highlighting two new products at this year's Modex trade show. The FX-Quad miniload automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) is capable of handling up to four loads at once. It features double-deep storage with high capacity and throughput in a compact footprint. Its high-speed cranes are capable of brisk travel at 300 meters per minute and hoisting rates of 180 meters per minute. A number of load handling devices are also offered.
The new Muratec SkyRav overhead hoist transport system is a fast, efficient way to move products and work in process (WIP) within manufacturing and logistics operations. Movement is handled with individual carts that hang from a monorail. Since the unit is situated overhead, it is ideal for facilities, such as manufacturing operations, that have no available room for floor-based conveyors. Real-time communication between the carts provides maximum control of movements, while eliminating any chance of colliding with one another.