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Car building by remote control. Wireless network for flexible serial production

The automotive industry is currently testing car production without production lines. Instead, automated guided vehicles (AGV) transport car bodies and even complete cars through the assembly area in all directions. A wireless network ensures that the AGV run smoothly and assumes additional tasks such as the control of eKanban systems.

Source: SPS-MAGAZIN (5/2020)
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Safely on and safely off! Position switches inside step treads of Bielefeld light railway

Position switches used to monitor the step treads of part of the light railway system in the city of Bielefeld were increasingly failing, making higher levels of maintenance necessary. The operator MoBiel started looking for an alternative solution – and found one very close by. Following a successful test phase, the trains are now being successively fitted with long-life position switches.

Source: messtec drives Automation (04/2020)
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Extreme tests in real-life conditions

Various steute switchgear series are currently being tested in real-life conditions on the island of Helgoland. The results are used to improve the development of new product series.

Source: konstruktionspraxis (03/2020)
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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)
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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)
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