LEO control system

  • Unique navigation and control functions
  • Designed to grow with your requirements
  • Focus on simplicity and ease of use

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What are the main features of the LEO control system?

Multi-level architecture

LEO AGVs have been designed for fast and easy system extension.The decentralised approach allows a step-by-step transformation into an autonomous solution. In recent years, LEO’s control system has been continuously developed

to offer a multi-level approach. This gives customers the flexibility to determine the level of complexity needed for their application, thereby limiting the investment volume. After all, why should you install an expensive central control system with WLAN integration if there are only a few pick-up and drop-off work locations?

The goal is always to automate processes only as much as really needed. In this way, investment costs will amortise quickly.

Application-oriented management

  • The level of automation can be adapted to your needs
  • You determine your investment volume
  • The control system has been designed to grow with your requirements

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LEO AGV – Control system

No expensive IT infrastructure needed; decentralised control without WLAN or a host computer; navigation commands can be easily communicated using a tablet or a barcode scanner.

LEO AGV – Interconnectivity

In order to boost LEO’s memory performance, the standard system can be extended by adding assistive technology such as a SmartBox. Once connected with a pick-up station, the LEO locative SmartBox receives all information on the bin destinations and uses Bluetooth to transfer this information to the LEO vehicle(s). This option perfectly fits applications with a very high level of automation. Job details are entered using a tablet or a barcode scanner.

How does LEO find its way and destination?

There are three ways to pass commands to LEO

  • Tablet: The easy-to-use interface allows to send destination commands to LEO
  • Barcode reader: Complex configurations are possible
  • Push-button controller: The 6-position industrial push-button controller allows commands to be transmitted in difficult environments

Interfaces to customer systems

  • Optionally, the LEO system provides defined interfaces to connect LEO to customer software such as to warehouse management systems, machine control software and ERP systems.
  • Tablet programming

    The LEO locative app ensures easy programming of several individual destinations or a sequence of destinations. The app has been optimised for operation with transfer stations and buffer lanes. Destinations can be addressed with or without a load.

  • Barcode reading

    For this purpose, the bins must be labelled with barcodes. These are read at the station by a barcode scanner; the bins are automatically sent to their destination.

  • Push-button controlling

    The keypad is recommended for rough applications, e.g. when gloves must be worn by the operator. Each button on the keypad corresponds to a LEO destination.

Why should you opt for decentralised control?

A decentralised control system offers many advantages

    • Simplicity

    Decentralised control systems are much easier to install and operate than centralised control systems. Less infrastructure is required and there is no need for interfaces to a customer network.

    In addition, errors are easier to detect and correct.

    • Reduced costs

    The SmartBox does not require a WLAN infrastructure. This means that it is not necessary to install a network or extend the existing network. For AGV systems, very high requirements apply to the WLAN infrastructure. The existing WLAN network always needs to be upgraded in order to be fully operational.

    • Installation without external staff

    Master control systems must always be installed by the supplier's specialist staff. This results in considerable additional costs.

    • Short implementation times

    Simple systems can be quickly installed. The best interface is no interface. This shortens implementation and project realisation times.

    • Scalability

    The system grows easily with your needs. The LEO system can be started without a controlling system and can be extended step by step. Your initial investment is low and so is your project risk!

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