Smart belt


Intelligent product infeed with Bosch Rexroth Smart Belt


How it works

The products coming from the upstream process arrive at random intervals at the single-cycle belt. The control unit records the position of the arriving products via fast sensors. The products are brought to the right distance and phase position on several belts that are electronically coupled with each other.

In a next step, the products are fed into the pockets of a timing chain for the subsequent packaging process. The maximum acceleration and deceleration values are defined by the specific weight and geometry of the products and by the friction between product and belt. Moreover, “smooth” motion profiles are absolutely necessary especially when dealing with bagged liquids in order to achieve as high as possible throughputs.

Our benefits for your machine

Reduced cabling and control cabinet expenses with IndraDrive Mi

Ready-made technology function “MB_SmartBelt” which was developed specifically for single-cycle belts

Sensors for product recognition can be read in a decentralized manner directly at the drives