Calling an AGV for Parts
By deploying a DX80 wireless system, optimal workflow is achieved. At the workstation, a remote push button and light is paired with a DX80 Node to communicate wirelessly to the Gateway. In this application, a Banner VTB is used as the input to the Node. Banner offers a variety of advanced touch button control products that seemlessly connect as a discrete input to any DX80 Node.
The Gateway placed at the scheduler’s location ensures the vehicle is going to the appropriate station. Nodes can be added or removed from any work station as application requirements change.
This simple interface significantly increases productivity while minimizing implementation costs. When a pallet is ready, the user can alert the AGV by pressing a button. Once the AGV control system schedules a pickup, a green light comes on at the workstation.
Create point-to-multi point networks that distribute I/O over large areas. Input and output types include discrete (dry contact, PNP/NPN), analog (0 to 10 V dc, 0 to 20 mA), temperature (thermocouple and RTD), and pulse counter.