Showcasing the future of robotics

LogiMAT 2018

 The Sentek and Accerion team at LogiMAT

In March, we were in Stuttgart for LogiMAT, the biggest exhibition in Europe for warehouse logistics. It gives visitors a comprehensive review of all the main themes in the sector, from procurement to production and deliveries.

This year, we showcased the Hokuyo UAM-05LP safety laser scanner. It’s specifically made for the European AGV (portable robots) market and is the smallest safety laser scanner available. The scanner uses a laser to navigate floor spaces, such as a warehouse or factory production lines as well as providing certified area and personnel safety.

Our other Hokuyo LiDAR scanners made for distance measurement, obstacle detection, navigation and data transmission, had their time in the spotlight too. These products can be used in a variety of applications, for example, to give mobile robots vision, for localisation or for mapping.

It was a busy few days but a great show and we’ll be going back in 2019.

LogiMAT was also a chance for us to launch the new Accerion Jupiter module which got a lot of interest.

What is the Accerion Jupiter?

Accerion is a Netherlands-based company, which builds technologies to help robots. It’s developed a product – the Jupiter – that delivers accurate positioning, inside or outside, without the use of infrastructure, and it can be integrated into new and existing vehicles. A challenge when using AGVs is effective navigation. You can’t use GPS indoors, and other options are expensive and need magnet tape, RFID labels or navigation markers to run on. The Jupiter can provide accurate localisation and navigation in large spaces, such as warehouses and shipyards. When used with the Hokuyo safety laser scanner, it can achieve a high level of safety.

Seen as the future of navigation technology, the Jupiter uses the floor surface as a reference, and combines relative and absolute positioning. All this means you get a robust product and sub-mm accuracy.

Take a look at the Accerion Jupiter module here.

Here is the Jupiter module attached to a mobile robot

How can this help my business?

Accerion is a new partner of Sentek Solutions, so we can offer demonstrations of the new Jupiter technology. Just give us a call or drop us an email for more information.Robotics continues to integrate into how we live and work, so we’re always happy to talk you through which products could add value to your business.

You’ll also be able to see us at the FTS Forum in Dortmund during September, then the SPS IPC Drives show in Nuremberg during November.

In the meantime, you can find us on LinkedIn here, and follow us on Twitter here.

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