The new drive wheels are equipped with a tread made of the antistatic polyurethane-elastomer Blickle Besthane®. In comparison to Blickle Extrathane®, this material has a lower starting and rolling resistance and is also suitable for higher speeds and accelerations.
In contrast to the previous generation of robots, all four wheels running in one direction are now connected to a motor. The four-wheel drives produce better force transmission to the rails during starting and braking, which enables higher rates of acceleration without risk of the wheels slipping. The geometry of the aluminium wheel centre has been perfectly adapted to the application, ensuring that the wheel runs perfectly on the rail system.
Together with the new drive system, newly developed wheels make possible greater load capacities, faster acceleration and higher speeds.