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.
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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°.
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 provides a vehicle's coordinates 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.
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)
Tracking of manual forklifts within a material flow system
SEP Logistik (Germany)
Manual forklift trucks
Positioning of an omnidirectional AGV
Automating a 30-ton heavy load AGV
30-ton electric mover AGV