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.
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product’s core functionality.
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°.
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.).
The following are provided
as standard with ANT® lite+.
ANT® Lab Software
Every ANT® navigation system is supplied with ANT® lab, our proven vehicle and mission configuration software.
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.
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).
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.
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