CombiTac with pre-assembled cables for the electrical connection between power supply and a variable number of drives, distributed to various axles beneath the platform.
A company specialized in the development and construction of individual, mobile transport platforms, based in the Nuremberg metropolitan area, relies on robust connectors from the experts for power transmission in its electric drive systems. Stäubli Electrical Connectors’ customized pre-assembled cables and its modular, high-performance CombiTac system provides unrestricted flexibility in driving and maneuvering, as well as failsafe operation of the mobile logistic platforms.
Customized transport systems
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are an integral part of fully-automated production and logistics processes. They must work in a wide variety of environments, function under precise control, have an extremely high load capacity depending on use, and offer reliable long-term operation.
Over a period of decades, the Wittich family has established a company in the Nuremberg metropolitan area that specializes in the construction of custom machinery and mobile platforms. The company has been part of the Stäubli Group since 2018 and today operates under the name Stäubli WFT GmbH.
Based on its own WFTM.I.T. (Mobile Individual Transportation) systems, the highly-motivated team of specialists develops technologically advanced platforms for automated transport. The customer base for these custom-made machines includes well-known industrial businesses throughout Europe, from airplane construction firms to manufacturers of agricultural machinery, rail vehicles and compressors.
The various types of drive systems of the WFTM.I.T. allow them to carry loads of up to 500 tons. If necessary, multiple M.I.T. systems can be easily combined into one large platform, so that even very large loads can be transported when the systems operate in conjunction.
The innovative drive technology provides unrestricted flexibility and control in all directions. As a result, the WFTM.I.T. systems can be used in an almost unlimited number of ways, since the vehicles can also effortlessly handle factory hall entrances and exits. They can be controlled precisely and conveniently with a mobile control panel or joystick, or automatically by means of various track guidance systems. Their envir