The move-e-star is a platform that provides mobility to a variety of structures. In its basic application the move-e-star transports goods, production parts, production equipment and similar objects on its loading platform. The load-handling capabilities of the unit can be highly customised. One customer had the need to transport goods of different surface finishes. To meet this need, HIT has designed the load-handling capacity of the move-e-star to be interchangeable at the touch of a button and without additional assembly work for two surface finishes. [Read More]
The move-e-star moves effortlessly in any direction. It is rotatable around each vertical axis, also those located outside the move-e-star. This omnidirectional mobility, also known as translational and rotational maneuverability, is otherwise only achieved by air cushion means of transport. But unlike those, the move-e-star can handle the rough floors encountered in production facilities and situations. Customers appreciate the excellent steering precision and positioning accuracy when it comes to omnidirectional mobility and maneuverability. This frees up valuable space in expensive production areas for applications other than for transportation.
Loads must be taken up and set down with high accuracy and steadiness, and so also the positioning at or on handling machines, to ensure the rapid flow of the process without the need for readjustments. The means of production should also be set down exactly at the machining station when transported from one point of use to the next. This also eliminates costly set-up times. This is where the omnidirectional mobility and maneuverability of the move-e-star proves itself by setting down the transported load with pinpoint accuracy.
It is not an infrequent occurrence in a typical production process that loads of lower weight or smaller dimensions are moved around and in the same process. Although to a lesser extent, significantly heavier or larger loads also have to be transported. In these situations the move-e-star is indeed a star mover by providing the option of connecting two or more units to be moved as one unit. The user does not need to invest in separate small and large transport units. By coupling the modular move-e-stars a "large" move-e-star can be created where and when needed. Afterwards, the units can again be used as individual platforms.
The running gear of the move-e-star integrates a lifting system. The unit is moved in underneath the load, which is then picked up, transported and set down again. The move-e-star is then ready for the next task. The benefits to the customer are obvious. The low height of the move-e-star is an advantage, as a separate device for lifting the load is not necessary. In addition, the platform is less complex, there are fewer parts to maintain and replace in case such a need arises. The move-e-star is a single-unit transport platform, which is tailored to provide optimal functionality.
Industry 4.0: not only the produced goods, but also the means of production and machinery become mobile. The path the produced goods take can vary from one piece to another. The means of production are now being used at one point in the factory, but must then shortly after be available at another point. This can only be achieved when goods and means of production can find their own way to the respective positions where they are to be processed or used. Of course, the move-e-star has the ability to receive and execute the corresponding commands. [Read More]
Particularly heavy loads can often not or only with difficulty be transported along the individual machining and processing stations. Installed rail systems make the paths inflexible and block future design possibilities. Here, the move-e-star feels at home: the combination of its different capabilities allows the use of one or more move-e-stars to create a continuous flow production without having to install permanent elaborate systems and freeze future design possibilities and options.