There is no more stopping the triumphal advance of mobile robots in logistics. Logistics centers around the globe are employing a wide variety of mobile platform systems:AGVs, AGCs or AMRs. They load conveyor belts, sort, deliver or fetch something from its correct location. Not only for the market leaders, but also for smaller distribution centers. This comes as no surprise: Even a small autonomous fleet can help structure processes better, optimize material management and, last but not least, reduce costs. And using our sensor solutions you will always know exactly where they are located. Whether it be localization, movement monitoring or tracking – this gets your logistics moving.
Flexible logistics – the new logic of logistics
Flexibility is the new logic for logistics. Being flexible and able to respond quickly, and being adaptable is essential not only in production but also in logistics. Mobile robots are replacing stationary conveying equipment in this area and transporting goods from A to B. Mobile robots are also being used in logistics for fast and easy picking. Using localization solutions they move around freely and are always there where they are currently needed.
Thorough stock taking: Inventory in a warehouse
You can only transport something that is actually there. The current status of your inventory and the location of your goods is crucial information. We help you determine your current inventory down to the second using RFID technology. Complete and thorough stock taking – at any time.
Sorting robots: flexible systems on a conveyor belt
Sorting robots have become irreplaceable in logistics. And there appears to be no limits to their abilities and application possibilities. Being flexible systems, they can be used in different locations on the conveyor belt. They can therefore be docked where ever they are needed.
Transport from A to B: localization, navigation and mapping
Would you like to know at all times where the mobile robot is currently located and how it is moving about the room? To do so, you need to be able to reliably localize it so processes can continue to run without problems. And it is also essential for the overall planning of processes in production. Achieving a perfect interplay of the individual disciplines such as mapping, localization and navigation is the key objective in this.
Productivity, safety, and cost efficiency: the right safety solution for you
To achieve the optimal balance of productivity, safety, and cost efficiency, it is necessary to carry out a hazard analysis and risk assessment for each specific robot. The higher the risk to humans and infrastructure, the more stringent the requirements on the control system need to be. Based on the minimum requirements determined, each robot can be equipped with exactly the right sensor solution from our comprehensive safety portfolio.
Everything in motion: Challenges for mobility
Movement is challenging. Not only because it takes place in three-dimensional space, but also because it is necessary to cope with a large number of critical environment influences such as vibrations, impacts, contamination and the like. Varying light conditions, ambient conditions, and also constantly changing scenarios also present challenges for mobility.
Space in the mobile robot
Move along, please! To operate a mobile robot economically and efficiently, it is also important of course to consider its weight and size. Any excess ballast, taking into consideration its function and how mobile it is, must be avoided.
Maximum precision: correct docking
Precision is the key both for loading at docking stations and for assuming an allocated position in production, for example when approaching a roller conveyor. The faster the mobile robot can get in position, the more efficient the overall process.
High precision motor feedback systemsHazardous area protection when docking an AGV using the Safe Portal safety systemSafe detection of target positions for protective field mutingDetection and position determination for picking up pallets using an appSurface-independent docking using ultrasonic sensorsFine positioning during docking using mid range distance sensors