Air cushion technology allows new factory layouts to be realised and modern manufacturing concepts implemented in the rail car industry. This allows slow, rigid and expensive transport systems such as gantry cranes, fixed rail systems, traversers and assembly pits to be largely dispensed with.
Air cushion technology transforms dark, solidly built factory buildings dating from the last century into modern, clean and transparent industrial complexes.
Semi-automated transport of the superstructures is provided by tape-guided robot vehicles comprising 2, 3 or more transporters that communicate wirelessly with each other. Only one operator is required to control this system.