Sensors for AGVs: Safety, track guidance and data transmission
Lehrte, May 24th, 2016 – The Götting company, located in Lehrte near Hannover, started to manufacture components for industrial radio technology in 1965. Since 1980 sensors for the track guiding of driverless transport vehicles are a core part of our product portfolio. The latest innovation is a safety laser scanner for personnel protection. Please find the Götting KG at CeMAT 2016 in Hall 27 on booths D44 & D45.
Offering the broadest product range worldwide of sensors for track guidance of automated guided vehicles (AGV) Götting is a proven and reliable partner for manufacturers interested in automating their vehicles. Thanks to the long-time experience Götting supports customers from the very beginning of their projects with consultancy and advice. We are able to offer the right track guiding technology for almost all areas of application, e.g. guide wire, magnet tape, laser scanner, optical line or GNSS based navigation.
Safety Laser Scanner for indoor and outdoor use
In early 2016 the Götting KG has announced a Safety Laser Scanner System called HG 45000 which is SIL2 /PLd certified. This new system comprises a laser sensor which is mounted on the vehicle to scan the roadway and an interpreter unit which is located at a protected place inside the vehicle. As a principal novelty the system does provide safe obstacle detection regardless of changing environmental conditions. Suitable applications are AGVs or remote controlled vehicles in industrial environments.
Safety Scanner checking the roadway. A supplementary horizontal scanner detects obstacles at long range.
The safety laser scans the distance to the ground in the defined angular range. The scanning is performed in a rotatory manner within two superimposed planes. The distance to the object is calculated from the runtime of the echo and allows a driving speed of about 10 km/h in practical use. Dynamic warning field activation allows extending the monitoring of the roadway in curved sections.
WLAN Radio Technology, OEM Radio Technology
The product portfolio is completed by advanced radio data modems which are used for communication between AGVs (peer-to-peer) or between AGV and a higher-level master control. WLAN clients are compliant with EN 300 328 V1.8.1, provide current encryption methodology and enable the connection of devices by Ethernet or serial interface to wireless networks meeting the 802.11 a/b/g/n standard.
Samples of Götting radio technology: Leaky Wave Cable and WLAN data modem
Also customers from other industries do benefit from Götting’s experience in the area of wireless data transmission. As an example Götting has designed an OEM system for real time radio data transmission which is part of the packing machines manufactured by a large producer located in Crailsheim, Germany.
Contact person: Mr. Gregor Wallbaum, Technical Sales International
Götting Quick Guide Last updated: 01/2020
Götting KG founded in 1965, ist an innovative company placed in Lehrte near Hannover (DE) and works worldwide.The company develops and produces wireless data communication systems and sensors for automatic track guidance of so-called automated guided vehicles (AGV). As far as we are informed Götting KG has the largest product range of different components for trackguiding AGV.
Further main topics are traffic technology, RF measuring, wireless data communication in general as well as customized developments for car manufactureres, electronic- and radio broadcasting industry. Currently our company employs 90 professionals of which about 50 are experienced masters in engineering and are responsible for research and development.
The core competency of FOX – a special department of Götting KG – is focused on the automation of serial vehicles, especially for the outdoor area (trucks, pay loaders, fork lifts etc.).