Morello has designed an automatic transfer car for a major public transport company.
This cart will be used for moving about trams and their trolleys inside maintenance and storage facilities. Its purpose is to connect the numerous intersecting tracks to each other, moving in the longitudinal direction of the facility.
A tram can therefore climb onto the automatic transfer car from a track in the north part of the facility, be moved to the south and put on the right track. The cart can move between a total of 36 stations/tracks.
Accurate alignment along all of the various tracks, just like the movement of the cart itself, is completely automatic.
The operator only needs to select by radio control the number of the track/station for the destination and the cart moves and positions itself automatically.
The automation of this process boasts several advantages:
– very fast transport times, with savings in man-hours;
– elimination of human error in the alignment of the tracks, which can lead to problems in the loading of the tram carriage;
– increased safety during transport due to the certified safety components mounted onboard the machine, which reduce to a minimum the damage caused by the automatic transfer car to property or persons;
– designed for complete process automation.
One important feature of this automatic transfer car is its power supply. To avoid cables which can create problems of clutter, and in view of the length of the path of travel, this cart is powered by a lithium ion battery.
The special features of lithium batteries allow this transporter to work in a continuous cycle, recharging automatically by means of battery chargers placed along its work path.
Safety is guaranteed by certified laser scanners that allow the transporter to slow down and, if necessary, stop in the presence of obstacles.
There are also photocells for detection of the tram onboard, emergency buttons on the corners and cameras arranged along the perimeter of the cart.
Morello is a leader in the manufacture of customized transporters for the movement of heavy materials the world over: United States, South America, Europe and Asia.
The possibility for customization is limitless. You can see some of our products here: Rail transfer carts
SBA 8R AUTOMATIC
30 t – 11,000 x 5,000 mm
Capacity: 30 t (up to over 1,000 tons on request)
Steering: no (on rails)
Power: lithium battery
Traction motors: AC
Size: 11,000 x 5,000 mm (other dimensions on request)
Speed: 50 m/min
Battery range: 4 hours
On request: Ex conformance (Class 1 and 2, Division 1 and 2, Zone 1 and 2, dust and gas)