ANT localization+ by BlueBotics

ANT® localization+

POSITIONING & EMULATION OF
LINE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR VEHICLE

Upgrade to
virtual line
following

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.

Positioning for:

  • Line following AGVs

Learn more about this
product’s core functionality.

Functions

Icon-Positioning

Positioning

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°.

Icon-Emulation Of Line Following

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.

Includes

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

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® LOCALIZATION+?

ANT® localization+ estimates a vehicle's distance from the desired virtual line (offset) and communicates this data directly to the PLC.

Integration
Package

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.

ANT localization+ Integration Package

Technical specifications

Functionality

Funtionality

Positioning, emulation of line following

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vehicle Compatibility

Kinematics

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

Maximal speed

Up to 5.0 m/s (11.2 mph)

Positioning

Accuracy

± 1 cm/± 1°

Localization rate

Up to 20 Hz

Compatable 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

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User configurable I/Os

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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

IP30

Dimensions

134x26x160 mm (WxHxL)

Weight

0.6 kg

Software Tools

ANT lab software

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

Example Projects

BHS Intralogistics iLifter

Automation of an electric forklift

Client:

BHS Intralogistics
(Germany)

Vehicle:

iLifter

Navigation:

ANT® localization+

Kivnon K11 AGV

Automation of an AGV mouse

Client:

Kivnon Logística

Vehicle:

AGV KIVNON K11 TWO-WAY

Navigation:

ANT® localization+

BlueBotics autonomous navigation customer - ASTI

Automation of a heavy load towing AGV

Client:

ASTI Mobile Robotics (Spain)

Vehicle:

Tribot towing AGV

Navigation:

ANT® localization+

Let's Talk

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

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Finder

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