Multicar – Horizontal and Vertical Monorail Solution

Multicar is an innovative monorail solution manufactured by Telelift Logistics in Munich and distributed in the UK by Quirepace.

Multicar is a network monorail system which can be configured to travel both horizontally and vertically (and at any gradient) throughout a building or facility. On this network autonomous “trolleys” can carry payloads up to 40kg from anywhere and to anywhere on the network. Each transaction can be initiated either through an HMI or via an interface with a SCADA, WMS or other external system.

The throughput capability of the network is a factor of the track layout and the number of the trolleys. High throughputs can be obtained with trolleys operating in close sequence.

Payloads are carried by a load handling device designed to suit the application. The load handling device usually keeps the payload horizontal throughout the transaction journey either through a gravitational pendulum effect, or through dynamic rotation by dedicated motor drive. The load handling device can be configured for automated load-unload if required and can, for example, interface with buffer roller conveyors for loading and offloading crates and cartons.

Applications within industry are, for example, collecting output from manufacturing processes and delivering to storage and delivering components to the production line. Multicar is a very smooth transport and is ideally suited for sensitive payloads.

A unique feature of the Multicar monorail system is the ability to operate on both horizontal and vertical track. This not only allows Multicar to service different levels and floors within a facility, but also allows payloads to be transported across a facility at high level, keeping production areas and accesses clear, and descending only within the vicinity of the point of use.

Multicar is a mature product developed over more than 30 years of Electric Track vehicle systems and is a development of the lighter duty Unicar system (with maximum payload 15kg). It has been proven in operation within automotive manufacturing (BMW, VW) and within the UK for specialised nuclear applications. The similar, but lighter, Unicar system has been chosen for the new Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre currently under construction at Harwell, Oxon.

The Multicar standard specification provides for comprehensive inputs and outputs with external systems, including fire-door and fire-door control system which are part of the Telelift equipment.

For more information contact us today!

Quirepace Ltd
023 9260 3700
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