XTS The linear transport system

XTS | The linear transport system

The linear transport system XTS (eXtended Transport System) unites the benefits of rotary and linear systems. XTS is a mechatronic system containing all functions necessary for operation: a modular, fully integrated linear motor with power electronics and position measurement in a single device, a mover as a moved part and a mechanical guide rail. The most diverse applications can be realised with these few coordinated components. The desired geometries, lengths and radii are formed by the number and choice of the components. XTS enables individual product transport with a continuous flow of material. Due to the low construction volume, the energy efficiency can be improved and the size of a machine can be significantly reduced.

System properties
Max. force 100 N at standstill
Continuous force 30 N (at ~30 °C temperature increase in the motor compared to mounting frame)
Speed 4 m/s @ 48 V DC supply
Acceleration > 100 m/s² (without payload)
Positioning accuracy < ±0.15 mm @ 1.5 m/s possible within a straight module
Absolute accuracy < ±0.25 mm possible within a straight module
Repeatability < ±10 μm (standstill unidirectional)
Mover length 50 mm in direction of movement
Mover weight approx. 410 g (complete mover without attachments)
Max. system length >> 10 m (dependent on computing power, no system limit)
Operating/storage temperature -10...+40 °C/-25...+85 °C (for further information see documentation)
Protection class IP 65
Approvals CE
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Electrical data XTS
Supply voltage control voltage 24 V DC, power supply 48 V DC
Current consumption power supply: 16 A nominal current
Power consumption 24 V DC motor modules: 30 W/m (communication, electronics, position determination)
Length per feed max. 3 m (voltage supply, EtherCAT)
Power consumption per mover approx. 12 W @ 4 m/s without payload
Electrical/mechanical efficiency at 30 N η = 66 % to 90 % @ 1 m/s to 4 m/s
XTS products  
AT20xx-0xxx XTS motor module
AT901x-0050-0550 XTS mover
AT9xxx-xxxx XTS guide rails
AT2000-xx00 XTS starter kit
TF5850-00pp software license, TwinCAT TC3 XTS Extension