Modular tracks keep the farm equipment rolling along

Aug 18, 2013

Modular tracks on industrial robot systems helps to improvement movement and minimize downtime. Farm vehicles are given better off-road capabilities and do not get stuck as easily.


Farm equip­ment has been rolling on big rub­ber tires for years. How­ev­er, a large round cir­cle may not be the best way for those huge machines to get around. Instead, these trac­tors, com­bines, and oth­er agri­cul­tur­al equip­ment may move more effi­cient­ly with mod­u­lar tracks.

These mod­u­lar tracks are a set of small­er wheels and gears that are sim­i­lar to the tracks that U.S. mil­i­tary tanks. By installing these after­mar­ket mod­u­lar tracks on agri­cul­tur­al vehi­cles, it improves their move­ment, and min­i­mizes down­time. With these tracks, farm vehi­cles are giv­en bet­ter off-road capa­bil­i­ties, and do not get stuck as easily.

Accord­ing to an arti­cle from Thomas­net, the track mod­ules are inte­grat­ed into a vast range of equip­ment for farm­ing, and sev­er­al oth­er indus­tries. They pro­vide trac­tion in reg­u­lar soil, as well as mud, ice and snow, despite tem­per­a­tures. The mod­u­lar track sys­tems also pro­vide sta­bi­liza­tion on less than ade­quate ter­rain and steep slopes.

While mod­u­lar tracks can improve mobil­i­ty for vehi­cles, tracks also can move robots along a fac­to­ry room floor. These tracks can either be fas­tened to a floor and inte­grat­ed with an artic­u­lat­ed floor-mount­ed robot, or they can be fas­tened to the ceil­ing and inte­grat­ed with a gantry robot. These tracks can save space on the fac­to­ry floor or move robots to dif­fer­ent areas on the line to per­form sev­er­al dif­fer­ent applications.

Robots​.com sells robots from Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, may not have mobile robots rolling around on mod­u­lar tracks in the ware­house, but we do pro­vide our cus­tomers with lin­ear tracks mount­ed on the floor or the ceil­ing. These tracks can improve pro­duc­tiv­i­ty for many robot­ic appli­ca­tions in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent industries.

Our staff will work with you to design and engi­neer your per­fect track sys­tem for your facil­i­ty. For more infor­ma­tion about automat­ing your appli­ca­tions with robot­ic tracks, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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