By BEUMER Group
The first technology is known as a cart system because it uses a cart – also known as the DCV (dedicated carrier vehicle) – to transport individual bags throughout the system. It utilises a cross belt in which to move a bag from a normal belt conveyor, sideways, onto the cart.
The cart system features a contactless power transmission device, a drive system and an on-board computer for routing, distance and loading control, making the cart fully intelligent. As Bender says:
“The beauty of the cart is that it can run on a simple steel track with no need for intelligence on the track. So, if you have a long tunnel connection, for example, this technology is ideal because the entire tunnel is completely maintenance-free.”