GFX-r – Guidance System For Beckhoff XTS

Featuring the inherent flexibility and precision of GFX/XTS technology, GFX-r provides movement in rectangular paths catering for higher payloads and increased in-process stresses.

Low maintenance
Unlimited lengths
Long system life
Works in dirty environments
Quiet and smooth running

Featuring the inherent flexibility and precision of GFX/XTS technology, GFX-r provides movement in rectangular paths catering for higher payloads and increased in-process stresses.

Increased payload – Based on the existing GFX, the curved segments have been removed, enabling wider bearing spacing for transporting increased payloads of up to 40kg. XTS 7 & 10 pole magnet arrays provide the enhanced drive capacity.

Integration of expertise – GFX-r integrates Beckhoff and Hepco’s expertise, featuring larger movers and collaborative Transport Modules to complete the rectangular path, transitioning the movers between tracks whilst retaining positional accuracy.

Demanding applications – GFX-r excels in handling substantial moment loads and heightened in-process stresses, making it an ideal choice for machine cells incorporating robots, power tools, and sensors, as well as automated assembly and inspection systems.

Movement in rectangular paths – Not only does a rectangular path facilitate a higher payload, it also makes GFX-r ideally suited to applications requiring a constant product orientation.

HepcoMotion and Beckhoff – For the last ten years, Hepco and Beckhoff have collaborated on the GFX system, a high-end track system that provides the support and rigidity required for precise XTS applications.

Flexible – Beckhoff’s XTS Transport System uses linear motor technology to independently drive movers around a track, allowing work processes of different duration to be combined, on the fly product changes, and the addition or removal of workstations as needed.

Precise and reliable – GFX serves as the transport path, mechanically guiding the movers along the motor modules at defined speed, with great precision, ensuring accurate alignment and resistance to deflection.

Low maintenance – Thanks to HepcoMotion’s V guide technology, the system requires very little maintenance to achieve consistently high performance.


  • GFX can be supplied fully assembled, with Beckhoff motor modules, mover magnets and mover encoder flags, partially assembled, or as a kit of components
  • Simplified lubrication system enables use in high duty cycle production environments, food compatible lubricants can be used
  • The system offers a superior positional accuracy of +/- 0.02mm even at high speed
  • The number and spacing of the movers is flexible
  • To maximise system life, GFX includes integrated bleed lubrication

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