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Steute radio networkLogimat Hall 5, Stand D45

The Wireless division of Steute Technologies presents the latest version of the Wireless Network Solution "Nexy" on the Logimat 2020, The radio network was especially designed for Driverless transport systems (FTS) developed. For this purpose, it offers a function that is unique to date and that meets the energy requirements of the Driverless transport vehicles (FTF) lowers. Damti makes the radio network the entire AGV fleet more flexible.

The radio network is based on that developed by Steute Wireless LPWAN technology Swave.NET. Currently unused AGVs can be put into a “deep sleep mode”, where they consume minimal energy. If the AGVs are to be used again, they receive a "wake-up signal" via Nexy radio networks. It is connected again with a short reaction time and can be used productively by the AGVS management system. The low-power technology of the networks is used to control the sleep mode.

Networking for sleep mode

In practice, the AGVs do not have to be connected to a charging station in idle mode. In many cases, the user can also smaller battery choose without having to reduce the effective duration of use. At the same time, it is guaranteed that the vehicles can be put back into operation with the radio network at any time within a few seconds.

In the latest version, the connected radio network field devices receive new firmware updates “on air or by radio, if required. These updates are provided on the Sensor Bridge and distributed in the local radio network. The latest software version for the end devices is ensured without much effort. There are also new ones OPC UA Interface and a SAP connector for cross-platform data exchange.

Radio network with alarm function

These properties are particularly useful if the Nexy radio network is not only used for the wake-up function of AGVS, but also fulfills other tasks such as supplying materials via mobile, AGV-supported eKanban systems.

On Logimat 2020 Steute shows an example of a Nexy radio network application for supplying a mobile eKanban system.

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