The intelligent eXtended Transport System (XTS) from Beckhoff enables the dynamic and individual transport of products. The collision-free and independently movable XTS movers can be positioned dynamically on customer-specific track geometries. For the associated visualization, an application-specific HMI Control can now be created from an existing configuration with just one mouse click.

The generated XTS HMI Control is automatically linked with all necessary parameters from the user’s application and can directly display the current positions of all movers within the system. The solution consists of three levels and can therefore be simply combined with other HMI Controls or even with non-animated images as required. This means that users can create highly realistic representations of complete systems with minimal effort.

The XTS HMI Control also simplifies system diagnostics and in particular, the location of certain movers in complex transport systems through colour highlighting. Furthermore, it can be used effectively for simulations.

Dane Potter

Beckhoff Automation
Tel. +27 (0)79 493 2288

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