BlueBotics ANT localization

ANT® localization

Positioning for your vehicle

Know exactly
where your
vehicle is

ANT® localization is a vehicle positioning system for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), automated forklifts and mobile robots. It can also be used to track manual vehicles. ANT® localization simply provides position coordinates to the main vehicle controller. Therefore, it suits vehicle makers who have their own control system.

Positioning for:

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

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°.

Includes

The following are provided as
standard with ANT® localization.

ANT lab Software

ANT® Lab Software

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

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 provides a vehicle's coordinates 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

Functionality

Positioning

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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

Forklift tracking system by SEP Logistik

Tracking of manual forklifts within a material flow system

Client:

SEP Logistik (Germany)

Vehicle:

Manual forklift trucks

Navigation:

ANT® localization

GreenTrans S150 series AGV

Positioning of an omnidirectional AGV

Client:

GreenTrans (Taiwan)

Vehicle:

S150 series

Navigation:

ANT® localization

30-ton electric mover AGV

Automating a 30-ton heavy load AGV

Client:

DTA (Spain)

Vehicle:

30-ton electric mover 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

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.