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20 Years of Easy Transport on Intra-Logistics Rails

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20 Years of Easy Transport on Intra-Logistics Rails

Press release date: April 3, 2014

Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany – In the 20 years since the invention of RoundTracks®, STROTHMANN Machines & Handling has delivered 116.975 meters of the intra-logistics rail system, the equivalent of about 6,500 truck and trailer lengths. Originally developed for easy press die change, the solution is now used in various industries, for instance, to convey wind turbine generators, transformers that weigh several tons, and various kinds of machines. In contrast to other rail systems, RoundTracks® are not mounted on the floor but embedded, allowing for the passage of small wheel pallet trucks, cleaning machines, etc. Further advantages include minimal rolling resistance which results in a very low power demand. The modular system comprises floor rails in three sizes with a range of crossings, standard and customized trolleys, and drive technologies such as STROTHMANN's proprietary intermittent drive system or direct drives integrated in RoundTrack® carts. The RoundTrack® system prevails over overhead cranes or forklift trucks as a solution for establishing transparent, efficient, and safe production flow.

Figure: Since 1994, STROTHMANN has installed and supplied 117 kilometers of RoundTracks® and implemented various trolleys and drive technologies

Company Background
Based in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, STROTHMANN Machines & Handling GmbH provides automation solutions for mechanical engineering, automotive industry, aircraft assembly, wind energy industry, and other sectors. With a service range that includes the branches PressRoomAutomation, IndustrialAutomation, and ProductionLogistics, STROTHMANN develops and integrates entire new press lines and assembly lines as well as modernization projects in order to optimize production processes throughout the value added chain. Founded in 1976, the company offers a comprehensive program of handling technologies with a special focus on linear robots. STROTHMANN's RoundTrack© technology, a rail system suitable for the shop floor, enables ideal logistics solutions particularly in heavy load applications. STROTHMANN belongs to the Siempelkamp Group and has sales partners on three continents, sales and service offices in North and South America, and a subsidiary in China.

Machines & Handling GmbH
Martin Stahlberg
Altenkamp 11
33758 Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock
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Fax: +49-5207-9122-196

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