ANT® localization+ is a positioning system for the upgrading of line following AGVs. It enables a vehicle to follow a virtual line using natural feature navigation, effectively replacing the antenna used to follow physical lines such as magnetic tape, inductive wire, tags etc.
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product’s core functionality.
ANT® localization+ 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°.
EMULATION OF LINE FOLLOWING
ANT® localization+ effectively replaces the antenna used to follow physical lines by providing the PLC with offset data related to the programmed virtual line.
The following are provided as
standard with ANT® localization+.
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® LOCALIZATION+?
ANT® localization+ estimates a vehicle's distance from the desired virtual line (offset) and communicates this data directly to the PLC.
Our expert team supports your ANT® localization+ 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.
Positioning, emulation of line following
Tricycle, differential, omnidirectional, car-like (Ackermann)
Up to 5.0 m/s (11.2 mph)
± 1 cm/± 1°
Up to 20 Hz
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
User configurable I/Os
24 VDC (20 VDC...30 VDC)
0°C to 60°C
-25°C to 85°C
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
134x26x160 mm (WxHxL)
Automation of an electric forklift
Automation of an AGV mouse
AGV KIVNON K11 TWO-WAY
Automation of a heavy load towing AGV
ASTI Mobile Robotics (Spain)
Tribot towing AGV