Technical articles

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)

Cable-free Kanban

In conjunction with flexible product manufacturing, processing, storage and consignment, information flow needs to be equally flexible. This in turn has an impact on the sensors and switches used at shop floor level. Wireless networks have become increasingly popular here, for example for eKanban systems, due to their many advantages. steute has developed its very own wireless network precisely for such applications, and it managed to include pre-designed modules in time for the LogiMAT 2019.

Source: etz (1-2/2019)

Remote-control wake-up for AGV

Mobile conveyor technology requires new communication structures between production plants and superordinate IT systems. Car manufacturers have opted here for wireless technology.

Source: konstruktionspraxis (01/2019)

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