Technical articles

eKanban: supplying shelves by remote control

In these times of flexible product manufacturing, processing, storage and consignment, the flow of information needs to be equally flexible. This impacts everything within the system, right down to the individual sensors and switches at field level. Especially for assembly and intralogistics applications, wireless networks are becoming increasingly popular, for example eKanban systems.

Source: etz (03/2020)

Efficient power consumption and additional flexibility for AGV applications

Flexible production and materials supply mean that communication must also be flexible, not to mention mobile. A wireless network caters to just this set of requirements, not only requiring minimal power, but also being simple to configure. The company dpm Daum & Partner is one of the first to use such a network. This automated guided vehicle (AGV) manufacturer uses wireless technology to facilitate automotive factories free of assembly lines. The same wireless network has also been successfully tried and tested for eKanban systems. Read on for more information.

Source: f+h (11/2019)

Wireless flexibility

»Vision E« is a system developed by dpm Daum & Partner especially with electric car manufacturing in mind. Details include not only special safety technology, but also the use of a steute wireless network which can »wake up« individual AGV as required.

Source: logistik journal (11/2019)

Material flow for the Smart Factory

In "smart" production and intralogistics concepts, software and identification systems can be crucial to success. Manufacturers of such systems are currently profiting from this trend. At the same time, however, they are faced with the challenge – like their customers – of becoming a provider of smart solutions.

Source: materialfluss - PORTRÄT EINER BRANCHE (2019/2020)

When material flow management goes mobile

Automated guided vehicles (AGV) which are resting can be woken up by remote control and then sent back to sleep when they are no longer needed. This is made possible by a low-energy wireless system including a "deep sleep" mode which is already used by several renowned AGV manufacturers and which is also responsible for communication between the vehicles and their control centre.

Source: materialfluss (06/2019)

Switchgear manufacturer undergoes digital transformation

steute Technologies is known as an expert for safe switchgear in complex and demanding applications. But over the last few years the company has also grown to become a systems provider. Today's customers can profit from complete solutions which range from sensors via Gateways to integration in ERP systems. In an interview, Stefan Schmersal, Acting Partner at steute, gives insights into the market, his own solutions and business strategies, as well as the challenges steute will face in the future.

Source: open automation (05/2019)

Managed by wireless network. Efficient provision of replenishments – with eKanban

Providing e.g. assembly workstations with replenishments using an eKanban system requires sensor technology in the Kanban racks and communication with superordinate IT/OT systems. For this an "out of the box" solution is now available with simple-to-configure applications.

Source: Der Betriebsleiter (03/2019)

Wireless wake-up call - AGV applications in state-of-the-art car manufacturing

New production concepts aim to facilitate flexible and highly automated production in 'batch size 1'. Such concepts centre around the use of automated guided vehicles (AGV) and are already being tested in the automotive industry, for example at Porsche plants. They demand flexible communication at shop floor level – in wireless networks.

Source: SPS-Magazin (03/2019)

Remote-controlled eKanban - Application example of a wireless network for intralogistics

One way of achieving more flexibility when replenishing materials in the factory is mobile eKanban racks: a typical application for network-compatible wireless switching devices and sensors. Eliminating cables is also beneficial for non-mobile eKanban systems, however.

Source: Technische Logistik (1-2/2019)

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