Optical positioning offers incredibly accurate, absolute positioning for driverless transport systems. This raises the question of whether optical tracking can withstand the mechanical challenges of logistics. Pepperl+Fuchs’s system of rugged Data Matrix code bars and matching read heads provides the answer.
The worlds of logistics and automotive manufacturing are experiencing major restructuring and development. The many different types of driverless transport systems represent a central component of this change. For example, vehicle chassis can be transported through production on driverless transport systems; packages are easily sorted with the help of a swarm of small bots. All of these applications require the correct positioning of these vehicles. There is a wide range of positioning technologies available for users to choose from. The technology of optical positioning, which uses cameras in the vehicles and data matrix codes on the floor, offers the user highly precise, absolute positioning. In combination with Pepperl+Fuchs’s read heads, its aluminum Data Matrix code bars offer users a rugged complete system for the incredibly accurate, absolute positioning of driverless transport systems.
The system provides users with high-resolution x and y positions and the angle of the vehicle. The secure, SIL 3/PL e-certified version allows for reliable vehicle identification.
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