Highlights: AGVs, localization systems, sorting solutions, storage and retrieval machine concepts
Siemens will be using an automatic guided vehicle (AGV), a storage and retrieval machine, and a localization system with Simatic RTLS to illustrate how the Digital Enterprise Suite can be used in intralogistics tasks. Using Simove, the AGV system platform, Siemens will be demonstrating how AGV machine builders benefit from reduced planning and engineering effort as well as shorter commissioning times, and how users can design their logistics processes more flexibly and productively. The Simove offer includes maintenance applications as well as fleet management software which forms an integration platform for AGVs from different manufacturers. The Simove software library contains a range of pre-configured and tested functional modules for machine builders. The Simove software is also based on the Simatic TIA Portal which facilitates efficient engineering.
Siemens will also be demonstrating how the Simatic RTLS (Real Time Location System) can be used to optimize logistics processes, navigate material flows, and control mobile robots. The localization platform produces real-time data on the location and status, supplying intelligent data on location, movement and status. This supports holistic use of the logistics processes and resources in terms of quality, costs, and flexibility.
At Logimat, Siemens will be presenting an integrated solutions portfolio for sorting solutions, comprising hardware and software. The focus is on processing particularly small packages in a range of sizes and weight groups. Siemens will be showing how VarioRoute quickly splits streams of packages and how the software-based address reader IDEW optimizes manual sorting.
In addition to this, Siemens will be demonstrating solution concepts for storage and retrieval machines at Logimat which can cope with the high demands on flexibility, speed, and accuracy. Anti-sway solutions, energy-efficient drives with the Sinamics S120 frequency converter, and features such as speed synchronization and load distribution will also be on display and Siemens will demonstrate the new version (3.0) of the TÜV-certified safety library which has been specially developed for storage and retrieval machines. Benefits to users from the safety library V3.0 include quicker commissioning which can include fail-safe Simatic controllers (from S7-1516F).
More information on Siemens at LogiMAT is available atwww.siemens.com/logimat