BlueBotics ANT lite+

ANT® lite+

Positioning & control
for your vehicle

Fully
automate
your vehicle

ANT® lite+ is a vehicle control and positioning system for AGVs, automated forklifts and mobile robots. This complete natural feature navigation solution calculates the vehicle’s position (localization), controls its motion, and can interface directly with the vehicle’s safety laser scanners. When combined with ANT® server software, ANT® lite+ also offers mission and fleet management, including traffic control.

Positioning
& Control for:

  • Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • Automated forklifts
  • Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)
  • Service robots

Learn more about this
product’s core functionality.

Functions

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Positioning

ANT® lite+ uses laser scanner data and odometry to localize the vehicle in the map, with permanent structures (features) in the environment acting as references. Accurate to ±1 cm /±1°.

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Control

Based on the X, Y and angle coordinates, ANT® lite+ controls the vehicle’s motion (directly or via the vehicle’s PLC).

Compatible with ANT® Server

Mission & Fleet Management

Full mission and fleet management is available with ANT® server. This offers advanced functionality such as: mission creation, simulation & scheduling, traffic control, and interfacing (WMS/MES/ERP, automatic doors, elevators etc.).

Includes

The following are provided
as standard with ANT® lite+.

Feature ANT(R) lab software

ANT® Lab Software

Every ANT® navigation system is supplied with ANT® lab, our proven vehicle and mission configuration software.

Feature Embedded Mission Control

Embedded mission control

With ANT®, the transfer of mission data from computer to vehicle happens just once (instead of commands being sent continuously from server to vehicle). This vastly reduces network (e.g. WiFi) requirements.

System
architecture

HOW DO I Integrate ANT® Lite+?

ANT® lite+ provides commands directly to a vehicle’s motor controller. However, it can also communicate through a PLC (for example, to interface with specific devices).

Integration
Package

Our expert team supports your ANT® lite+ integration every step of the way. This includes visiting your site, during your vehicle’s integration, and supporting you at your customer’s site, the first time your vehicle is commissioned.

ANT lite+ Integration Package

Technical specifications

Functionality

Functionality

Positioning, control

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vehicle Compatibility

Kinematics

Tricycle, differential, omnidirectional, car-like (Ackermann)

Maximal speed

Up to 2.0 m/s (4.5 mph)

Positioning

Accuracy

± 1 cm / ± 1°

Localization rate

5 Hz

Control

Obstacle avoidance rate

10 Hz

Path following rate

10 Hz

COMPATIBLE COMPONENTS

Safety laser scanners

HOKUYO UAM-05LP, LEUZE RSL4XX, OMRON OS32C-DM, SICK microScan3, SICK S300 / S3000 Expert

Non-safety laser scanners

P+F OMD30M-R2000, P+F OMD30M-R2000 HD, SICK LMS10x/LMS141/LMS151, SICK LMS5xx, SICK TiM571

Motor drives

CANopen, EtherNet/IP

User configurable I/Os

8 dig. in / 6 dig. out

HARDWARE

Embedded computer

Industrial PowerPC

Operating voltage

24 VDC (20 VDC...30 VDC)

Power consumption

<20 W

Operating temperature

0°C to 60°C

Storage temperature

-25°C to 85°C

Relative humidity

5% to 95% (non-condensing)

IP rating

IP20

Dimensions

182 x 60 x 190 mm (WxHxL)

Weight

1.1 kg

Software Tools

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ANT® lab

Vehicle & Mission Configuration Software
  • Supplied with every ANT® product
  • Used by vehicle makers/integrators
  • Configure vehicles, map sites, create routes & actions (e.g. move forks)
  • Free, regular updates
ANT server AGV software

ANT® server

Mission & Fleet Management Software
  • Compatible with ANT® lite+
  • Configured by vehicle makers/integrators
  • Used by AGV operators
  • Includes: simulation, mission scheduling, interfacing (WMS, ERP, doors, elevators)
  • Cross-platform (control multiple types of ANT® driven vehicle)
  • Multi-language web interface

Example Projects

Esatroll Dukino mobile robots

Automation of a compact ‘turtle’ AGV with lift module

Client:

Esatroll S.A. (Switzerland)

Vehicle:

Dukino

Navigation:

ANT® lite+ with ANT® server

Bastian M4A Mouse AGV

Automation of an AGV mouse

Client:

Bastian Solutions (USA)

Vehicle:

M4A Mouse AGV

Navigation:

ANT® lite+

F3-Design Nipper AGV pallet truck

Automation of an intelligent pallet truck

Client:

F3-Design B.V. (Netherlands)

Vehicle:

Nipper pallet truck

Navigation:

ANT® lite+

Let's Talk

To learn more about ANT® lite+, schedule a demo call with our team today.

Product
Finder

WHICH ANT® PRODUCT DO I NEED?

To identify the best ANT® navigation system for your vehicle, use our product finder or comparison table below. Or schedule a call with our team to discuss your needs.