Lightning Rail Technical Specifications

The Lignting Rail
Patent No. US 10,576,588 B2
Patent No. US 11,426,826 B2

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Messer Global Control

Over 100 years of worldwide expertise has gone into our PC-based control, incorporating the latest NET technology from Microsoft®. Our easy-to-use interface and on-board material database allow operators to set up quickly
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB, 32-Bit
  • 15" LED color touch screen
  • > Intel®, 2.2 GHz, 2 cores
  • > 2 GB DDR3L - RAM
  • > 2.5", 320 GB SATA hard drive
  • Two(2) USB ports
  • EtherCAT I/O bus communication system
  • UPS battery backup
  • Wireless hardware for connection to customer-supplied network (optional)
  • 10/100/1000 MBaud Ethernet port (Standard)

Global Control Cooler

Provides effective cooling above 105 ℉ ambient

Virtual Service

This unique package allows our team of experts to remotely diagnose many problems that, in the past, would have required a technician on site. Through the use of your internet connection, we are able to view the same data being displayed to the oporator back at our facility. Now though the vast amount of diagnostic information in the Global Control, including an on-board oscilloscope, we can perform remote troubleshooting and updates to your software as necessary. (Includes a one-year subscription)
  • Must have network and high-speed internet connection to Global Control.
ALT Lightning Rail

Marking Equipment

Single-Dot Ink Jet Marker
  • This sytem produces a dot approximately 1/8" (3mm) wide. A series of these dots can be used for line, arc or character marking.
  • IP65 certified (wash down and dustproof, not waterproof) for industrial environments.
  • Red ink is included (other colors available).
  • Mechanical fuse collision protection system.
  • Operates in 23 ℉ to 113 ℉ (-5 ℃ to +45 ℃). 10% - 90% non-condensing humidity.

  • The machine gantry utilizes special aluminum extrusions to provide a light but extremely rigid structure.
  • The machine is driven by backlash free rack and pinion drives in both axes providing excellent motion control required for precision gantry systems.
  • The Lightning Rail is driven by 840 watt AC servo motors coupled to precision planetary gear reducers producing an accuracy of +\- .004" in any 72" area with repeatability of .004".
  • Travel speeds are up to 1700 inches per minute, increasing your productivity.

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