TGW-Ermanco has introduced the Mustang Evo automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). The Mustang Evo is a single-mast crane with a maximum payload of 220 pounds and an optimum height of 39 feet. Using the same lightweight construction design as its predecessor, the Mustang, the Mustang Evo combines newer technologies and engineering approaches new to stacker crane construction. This next-generation AS/RS is stronger than the Mustang but is also much lighter and more energy efficient.
The Mustang Evo uses aircraft construction concepts, reducing its overall weight by about 25 percent. Much of this comes from a new mast construction design, where specially rolled profiles, consistently adapted material thickness, and high-strength bolted connections make the mast three times stiffer yet lighter than the Mustang's. The chassis, chassis frame, and lifting unit were reinforced and re-engineered using this weight-optimized design.
Further enhancements to the Mustang Evo come from improvements to the crane's center of gravity, better distribution of loads to the running wheels, and the elimination of drive motors at the top of the machine. The combination of increased mast stiffness, improvements to the crane's center of gravity, and the placement of the friction wheel drive at the bottom rail allows the Mustang Evo to reach maximum speeds of 9.7 feet per second, even with a height of 39 feet, making it one of the fastest AS/RS solutions in the industry.
Company: TGW Systems
Company Phone: (231) 798-4547
Company URL: www.tgwsystems.com