Revolutionizing the design and build of track-based industrial motion control for packaging and material handling, iTRAK® combines linear and rotary motion. The result is a flexible, fully integrated motion solution that helps you get more from your machines.
Track System Revolutionizes Motion Control
The iTRAK Intelligent Track System is one of the most innovative motion solutions in the market today. This system is a modular, scalable, and linear motor system. It allows for independent control of multiple movers on straight or curvilinear paths. Gone are the rotary driven chains, belts, and gears of the past. iTRAK replaces hardware with simple, effective software profiles that redefine speed and flexibility in automation.
- Increased production rates – 50% or more
- Lessened downtime for changeovers
- Reduced machine size
- Shorter runs can still be profitable
- Lowered periodic maintenance
iTRAK Track Systems are available as the iTRAK 5730 Small Frame and the iTRAK Medium Frame to help ensure you get just the right size for your application.
iTRAK 5730 Small Frame
The iTRAK 5730 Small Frame is designed with a reduced footprint for smaller machines. The 50 mm pitch makes it ideal for primary packaging applications such as flow wrapping, end-load cartoning, and form, fill, seal pouching. The iTRAK 5730 small frame also easily integrates into system architecture, providing analytics that help optimize energy consumption, monitor the wear on parts and reduce downtime.
The iTRAK 5730 also features integrated safety, such as safe torque off and Safe Stop 1, at a SIL 3, PLe safety rating. Creating safety zones increases safety without compromising productivity. They allow motion to continue outside of the safety zone, even after there has been a trip inside the safety zone. Features include:
- Minimum mover pitch: 50 mm
- Tool face diameter: 420 mm
- Transverse width: 130 mm
- Forces: 100 N peak; 36 N continuous
- Speed: Up to 5 m/s
- Payload: Up to 4 kg, higher kg at low speed
- Position loop rate: 250 us
- Repeatability: +/-0.01 mm
- Maximum system size: 64 logical sections, 128 movers
- Rail design: stainless steel
- IP Rating: IP66 with infield cover
Get Moving With the iTRAK Small Frame Starter Kit!
Want to do some testing? The iTRAK 5730 Small Frame starter kit makes it easy to test before implementation. This plug-and-play kit allows you to test iTRAK intelligent track systems before redesigning your machine. Starter kits are available in two sizes:
- Small: 600 mm straight track with 5 movers
- Large: 1200 mm straight track with 10 movers
The control panel includes:
- Compact GuardLogix® controller 5069-L3100ERMS2
- Safety I/O: 5069-IB8S, 5069-OB16
- iTRAK power supply 2198T-W25-ER
- Kinetix® 5700 DC bus supply, 2198-P031
- Kinetix 5500 line filter, 2198-DB20-F
|SAP Material Number or KMAT Number||Marketing Description||Technical Description||Catalog String 1|
|PN-585036||iTRAK 5730 Starter Kit Small||iTRAK 5730 Starter Kit Small, 600 mm straights, 5 movers, with control panel||2198T-SK-06-05|
|PN-585037||iTRAK 5730 Starter Kit Large||iTRAK 5730 Starter Kit Large, 1200 mm straights, 10 movers, with control panel||2198T-SK-12-10|
iTRAK Medium Frame
The iTRAK Medium Frame is designed for larger systems. It can be designed as large as 100 m in length with 250 movers. It’s well-suited for applications with heavier payloads, such as automotive assembly or higher weight product packaging. Features include:
- Minimum pitch: 66…75 mm
- Tool face diameter: 600 mm
- Transverse width: ~250 mm
- Speed: Up to 5 m/s
- Payload: Up to 40 kg
- Position loop rate: 1…2 ms
- Repeatability: +/-0.03 mm
- Maximum system size: 256 sections, 250 movers
- Rail design: tooling steel
- IP Rating: IP65
Forces by Motor Module Size
|Motor Module||Mover Magnets|
|50mm||88 N*||185 N*||265 N*|
|100mm||176 N*||370 N*||529 N*|
|150mm||265 N*||555 N*||793 N*|
*Peak Force; Cont Force: 46...417 N
Check out all the software, firmware, documents and training you need to make the most of your independent cart technology investment.
Modernize Machine Design
The iTRAK Intelligent Track System presents an opportunity to revolutionize machine design in a way that has not been seen in decades. Watch the way machine designs have changed from mechanical line shafts to electronic line shafts and finally to independent mover technology. This video shows how the mixture of continuous and intermittent motion, direct drive motion control, and high-performance servo control can combine to increase throughput, reduce changeover time, and reduce overall machine size.
Part of a Safer Machine
Independent cart technology is a great start to designing a safer machine. It controls each cart independently with either built-in anti-collision or pre-programmed libraries to prevent damage to products. Track segmentation allows you to create safety zones enabled by our safety products or independent cart technology integrated safety. We’re combining safety and productivity and bringing it to the next level.
Address Your Manufacturing Challenges with iTRAK
Need a Custom Solution?
iTRAK intelligent track systems can be engineered to order. Examples of engineered to order projects include:
- Liquid cooled motor modules
- 45° and 135° curves
- Heavy payload movers
- Large radius curves
- And more!