STEIN Softmove

STEIN 300, STEIN 300e, STEIN 400
Thanks to SOFTMOVE, we transport our customers’ products from station to station very gently and with maximum energy efficiency. The intelligent EC motors are directly controlled by the STEIN CONTROL and can thus prevent hard impact. Motors are switched off as soon as they are not needed. This saves energy and reduces wear. The noise is drastically reduced by STEIN SOFTMOVE and this leads to a pleasant working environment.

Softest transport with the greatest efficiency.


With SOFTMOVE, thanks to the automatic on and off switching of the drive belts as required, motors only run when neccessary – this allows power consumption to be reduced by up to 80 %.

Cleanly transferred

SOFTMOVE improves working conditions in production and leads to lower maintenance costs as the line is kept considerably cleaner.


Machine service costs are also reduced by using SOFTMOVE. But primarily, its life as a whole is extended – which is of special long-term value.


Since STEIN CONTROL is able to identify the exact position of each pallet, the belt drive motors can be programmed to ensure that there are no hard collisions and to prevent them from running when it is not necessary. The intelligent system reduces the speed of the pallet before it makes contact with the stopper latch and stops it gently. If the conveyor notices that there is no need for further transport, it automatically switches off. This, by the way, brings economic potential, i.e. up to 80 % in energy consumption.

Workpiece transport the gentle way

Velvet gloves for production

In production operations, speed is of the essence. To ensure that pallets never collide hard despite travelling at high speeds and in large volumes, STEIN has developed SOFTMOVE technology. This enables the extremely gentle transport of sensitive products while reducing wear, dirt and system noise, helping to save time, energy and money. In production operations, all of these benefits are worth a great deal, and we are proud to say that only STEIN has combined them so successfully with SOFTMOVE. With SOFTMOVE, STEIN has set the benchmark for the ­handling of sensitive workpieces – far beyond the boarders of the Black Forrest.

The intelligent technology of SOFTMOVE allows the auto­matic control of motors (as long as the drive belts are equipped with EC motors) based on the STEIN SOFTMOVE algorithm. The resulting strengths of SOFTMOVE and the specific ben­efits these offer are outlined below on page 65. Which of these advan­tages are most important in their own production is something our customers know best – but of course we are always happy to offer advice about the possible applications of SOFTMOVE.


reduces energy consumption

enormous cost savings in the long run

prevents pallets from colliding hard

gentle on your product (greater efficiency, more good parts)

reduces wear and tear

longer system service life, lower maintenance cost, greater output, suitable for clean room

less dirt

improved work conditions, less maintenance

reduces system noise

quieter production, fewer employees sick, improved quality at manual workstations