An Macron integrator partner had to provide a large scale cartesian gantry system with X-axis travel of 44 feet and Y-axis travel of 21 feet with a heavy payload capacity of 330 pounds. Whereas there was some deflection allowance in the Y-axis, the design would not allow the use of steel to cover the span. Due to overall system height constraints, creating an aluminum truss work to accommodate the span was a problem.
In 1999 Macron delivered its first large scale sorting gantry, capable of distributing totes to 1,700 individual compartments!
Long travel, speed, and precision are staples of Macron belt driven linear actuators. This extra long linear actuator is 20 meters in length.