With the continuous and seamless conveying system easychain, even narrower curve radii can be realized than with the „bigger brother“ deniway. This is particularly noticeable when complex, three-dimensional layouts are required. In addition, the highly modular system can be quickly installed and converted. The system is based on rollers that reduce friction and thus both energy consumption and wear. That is why easychain is robust, reliable and largely maintenance-free.
Skyfall is the unique conveyor system that makes use of gravity and the third dimension. A simple rail profile with roller bodies allows the most diverse articles up to 10 kilograms in weight to be conveyed from A to B. Two types of shuttles are available. Type M for items up to 5kg. Type L can carry up to 10kg. And when that weight exceeds 10 kilogrammes, trolley systems are used. For this reason, the load-carrying adapters on the hangers can be adapted to almost any customer-specific requirement.
Performance figures of up to 12‘000 items per hour (throughput per line) position Skyfall alongside the most potent systems available. With Skyfall, Ferag develops made-to-measure and turnkey solutions for all intralogistics processes. From the development and production of intelligent conveyor technology through to system integration and complex material flow solutions.
Processing while conveying is the core competency at Ferag. Automatic loading and unloading of pouches, pick-up, transfer, weighing, ejection, labelling, etc. are functions that are carried out by Skyfall at high speed in a single plane or in the third dimension. The buffering of items between two processes of different throughput rates and buffering in general is one of the big strengths of Skyfall. The decoupling of integrated processes enables troubleshooting interventions as well as the compensation of throughput rate variations. The buffer saves space and energy and can be adjusted to fit the exact production requirements.
The state-of-the-art AGV and AMR vehicles with a complete range of products for intelligent intralogistics solutions are based on proven Quicktron technology. These mobile robots include automated solutions for the handling of shelves, mobile devices, pallets and basket of work without an operator. In suitable projects, this new product range will be combined with Ferag products (Denisort, Deniway, Easychain and Skyfall) into fully integrated solutions.
Growing digitalization in production and logistics means that software is becoming ever more paramount in the design and manufacture of machines and systems, thus constantly driving up their efficiency. Control and monitoring of such systems therefore becomes increasingly complex. That requires experts. And so we have developed in-house a proprietary management and process control system for our innovative conveyor and sorting systems. It includes modules covering every tier of the automation pyramid, from the singular field level to plant management. Furthermore, those modules are easily customizable and expandable. Thus, the application meets every functionality required to integrate a Ferag conveyor system perfectly into upstream and downstream processes and to operate it safely and reliably.
Thanks to the Navigator, the control and visualization of production and processes become child's play. Data input, assignment of production mode and quality control can be monitored by fingertip thanks to the Navigator's intuitive operating sequences, while generic plug-ins enable interfaces to any third-party component. And with the Optimizer, complex production plans are generated in seconds at the press of a key. The Navigator thus guarantees maximum efficiency and profitability. Process and control technology as well as series construction and sound technical support round off our electronics competencies. All software, automation and engineering solutions are programmed and implemented by Ferag subsidiary Sofel AG.