Multi-Carrier-System MCS®

Multi-Carrier-System

The new and innovative Multi-Carrier-System MCS® brings true flexibility to the production department. It can be easily integrated into existing intralogistics and permits highly modular transport solutions for economical production from batches of 1 to high-volume production.

React quickly to changing market requirements for new, individually manufactured products, keep production efficient, ensure optimised machine utilisation and reduce delivery times while maintaining maximum flexibility. All this is only possible if you can modify your production processes quickly without much effort. Festo's Multi-Carrier-System MCS® allows you to do precisely that. The innovative transport system can be quickly and easily adapted to different formats, sizes and types of products during operation. This ensures optimised machine utilisation because changeovers are extremely fast with this transport solution.

Greater freedom thanks to flexible transport

Modern production processes often necessitate replacement of the rigid linking associated with conventional transfer systems. You can make your production processes more flexible with our Multi-Carrier-System. It provides the necessary freedom within the machine, while giving you a competitive edge in the market.

 

  • Simple and, above all, fast retooling and changeovers for changing requirements and formats
  • Can be combined with existing, conventional transfer systems and conveyor technology
  • Standardised for polymer chain and double belt conveyors supplied by renowned manufacturers
  • Entirely free inward and outward transfer of carriers and workpieces
  • Highly dynamic operation and high speed combined with large carrier payload
  • Carries can be freely selected, and individually accelerated, moved and grouped
  • Scalable motion control system for MCS® and other machine modules

Format selection via software by simply pressing a button

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Synchronisation von Maschinenmodulen mit unterschiedlicher Taktrate auf einer LinieWerkstück mit eng beieinander liegenden Schraubpositionen präzise positionierenMCS in ein Transfersystem mit Doppelgurt integriertHochflexibel sortenrein oder individuell verpacken bei gemischter Produktion auf einer LinieUnterschiedliche Mengen auf Knopfdruck abfüllen auf einer AnlageMCS mit Kunststoffkettenförderer kombiniertSchnell abfüllen und verschließen bei maximaler VerpackungsflexibilitätUnterschiedliche Abfüllmengen oder Verpackungsformate auf einer Maschine per KnopfdruckMCS mit Carrier im geschlossenen Umlauf und mit intelligenter, flexibler Rückführung

For continuously processing different packaging formats on a single line.

 

The various sizes, number of cartons and different product groupings are set up directly on the MCS® using the freely positionable carriers. The products to be packaged are also flexibly transported to the top loader or side loader via the MCS®.

 

 

Highlights

Multi-Carrier-System MCS
  • Freely configurable linear system
  • Easy to integrate into existing intralogistics
  • Supplements classic transport solutions by providing maximum flexibility
  • Product transport and positioning on carriers with the aid of linear motors
  • Integrated controller for transport motion and motion control functionality

The benefits to you: free configuration and flexible transport

Multi-Carrier-System MCS
  • Excellent flexibility: seamless inward and outward transfer of carriers
  • Easy integration: existing transport and logistics solutions can be used
  • Flexible operation: acceleration and speed can be set freely and individually, several carriers can be grouped and moved synchronously
  • 1 controller for everything: for the Multi-Carrier-System and other machine modules
  • Highly dynamic operation and high speed combined with high carrier working load

System setup

  • Simple, modular, mechanical basic system
  • Linear motor, basic profile and roller track
  • Passive carrier without motor and active electronics for low-wear and low-vibration transport motion
  • High-performance control system: complete integration of motion control tasks for the entire system.

The MCS® Guide - the brochure for greater flexibility and greater productivity

Learn all about the MCS® technology, possible section layouts and special, pre-defined MCS® configurations, and discover many sample applications.

We show you clearly how you can make your machines more flexible, while also reducing process times and, last but not least, significantly increase the overall productivity of the system. The brochure also provides valuable information on how you can maintain and even boost your competitiveness through intelligent use of services and software tools, easy engineering processes and efficient implementation, from system and process design to machine or system operation.

Multi-Carrier-System

Multi-Carrier-System® brochure

Learn all about the MCS® technology, possible section layouts and special, predefined MCS® configurations, and discover many sample applications.

We show you clearly how you can make your machines more flexible, while also reducing process times and, last but not least, significantly increase the overall productivity of the system. The brochure also provides valuable information on how you can maintain and even boost your competitiveness through intelligent use of services and software tools, easy engineering processes and efficient implementation, from system and process design to machine or system operation.

Multi-Carrier-System

 
Application video – MCS

Multi-Carrier-System MCS® – flexibility in the packaging industry

 
 

Carefully packaged – the Multi-Carrier-System drives the

packaging process of ECONO-PAK's horizontal cartoner

Flexible transport – the Multi-Carrier-System installed in an

Optima filling and packaging machine

 

Operating principle of the Multi-Carrier-System