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01.06.2016 - Motion Analysis for Determining Behavior of Automated and Manually Operated Cranes

(AIST Association for Iron & Steel Technology, 6/2016) WHY IS A MOTION ANALYSIS IMPORTANT? The following paragraphs focus on motion-related characteristics of crane operation that can be identified by means of a motion analysis and which can then be subsequently optimized. [...]
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01.06.2015 - Predictive Maintenance for Automated and Manual Overhead Bridge Cranes

(AIST Association for Iron & Steel Technology, 6/2015) This article presents key performance indicators for cranes and illustrates how these indicators can be analyzed and automatically monitored using a variety of tools to aid in better maintenance decision making. [...]
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01.04.2015 - PFC200 at PSI Technics: Optimizing Energy Efficiency and Throughput

(WAGO direct industry April 2015) Substantial potential for optimization is often hidden in the positioning systems for intralogistics applications, such as for stacker cranes and storage and retrieval vehicles. In this machinery, both throughput and energy efficiency can be significantly improved. To achieve this, PSI Technics offers the ARATEC solution. Based on movement profiles, this sophisticated positioning system clearly shortens storage and retrieval processes in warehouses. And in order to provide the promised performance, the engineers at PSI Technics turned to WAGO’s PFC200 to calculate the algorithms for optimized travel profiles. [...]
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01.09.2013 - Optimization of a Vertical Material Lift used in the Automotive Industry

(PSI Technics, 9/2013) The primary objective of the analysis was to reveal and demonstrate optimization potentials as well as approaches and solutions for harnessing those potentials. The analysis was performed for a vertical material lift used in the Volkswagen AG factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Using motion analysis and virtual modeling, PSI Technics was able to provide the factory operator with comprehensive data for an optimized operation of the vertical material lift. The results obtained from the mathematical models were verified by placing strain gauges at the material lifting system at run-time. The verification data underlined the benefits of using the ARATEC positioning controller. [...]
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01.10.2012 - Progress in Positioning Technology has a Name: ARATEC

(PSI Technics, 10/2012) The ARATEC Positioning Solution System takes on other popular positioning systems and measures up to the high standards set by the ICS5000. [...] The features of the ARATEC Positioning Solution System are not limited to distance measurement, but comprise time-optimized process control and positioning, among others. The system uses maximum acceleration and velocity as well as the required traveling distance to compute individual travel profiles. Acceleration and velocity profiles are solely based on linear ramps, irrespective of load, which completely eliminates creeping speed. Automated warehouse storage and retrieval tasks can be completed in the shortest amount of time. Dynamic parameters ensure that acceleration, velocity and positioning tolerances are adjusted while the vehicle is en route to its destination. [...]
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01.10.2012 - US Air Force Base Relies on PSI Technics' ARATEC Positioning Solution System for Central Logistics Hub

(PSI Technics, 10/2012) PSI Technics was awarded the contract for the “Elevating Transfer Vehicle Upgrades” call for tenders issued by Travis Air Force Base in California, USA. [...] The ARATEC Positioning Solution System replaces the previous system, while maintaining the existing communication protocols, PLC and drive. The system was installed on two Elevating Transfer Vehicles (ETV) used for the single-axis horizontal positioning of pallets at an AFB air freight terminal. [...]
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01.10.2012 - The TPCC Increases the Life Span of Valuable Distance Meters in High-Temperature Environments

(PSI Technics, 10/2012) 36-Month Warranty for New Sensors when Purchased and Used in Combination with the TPCC. [...] PSI Technics now offers users of sensors manufactured by SICK AG a custom solution to dramatically reduce the risk of failures caused by high temperatures. PSI Technics and SICK AG cooperatively grant users who purchase and install a SICK sensor in combination with PSI Technics' Thermo Protection Cooling Case (TPCC) an extended warranty of 36 months. [...]
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20.08.2012 - PSI Technics' Thermo Protection Cooling Case with Tube Enhances Sensor Performance

(PSI Technics, 08/2012) To effectively prevent sensor failures and malfunctions, PSI Technics offers a powerful thermal protection cooling case designed to protect sensitive sensors, such as distance meters, from extreme environmental temperatures of up to 176 °F (80 °C). PSI Technics has also equipped the TPCC with a special tube that prevents reflections caused by sources of direct light to ensure a reliable operation of optical distance meters even over long distances.
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09.07.2012 - Cooling Device Ensures Sensor Performance

(PSI Technics, 07/09/2012) Shielding case protects laser distance meters or optical communication systems – Designed to protect sensitive sensor elements from environmental temperatures of up to 176 °F (80 °C). The TPCC shields sensitive sensors from heat, humidity, and particulates, and ensures optimal system performance in melting, pouring, or similarly demanding industrial settings.
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03.07.2012 - Volkswagen AG - Reliable Systems Guarantee Operational and Process Stability

(PSI Technics, 07/03/2012) Until recently, the Power & Free conveyor systems of two final assembly lines for "Golf" vehicle models were visually inspected by the staff of Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, resulting in administrative overhead and larger than desired error rates. As a result, Volkswagen installed the Inline Control System from PSI Technics, a new trolley wheel inspection system based on fully automatic industrial image processing which now prevents costly production downtimes. This new system now reliably and proactively detects material fatigue, which results in lower failure rates and improved safety.
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30.04.2012 - PSI Technics Replaces Discontinued Trimble ICS5000L System

(PR-inside.com + Free-Press-Release.com, 04/30/2012) Volkswagen AG decided to retrofit their vehicle body warehouse in Wolfsburg, Germany, and chose PSI Technics' ARATEC Positioning Solution System as a replacement for their existing ICS5000. [...]
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28.02.2012 - Hanson Pipe and Precast Relies on PSI Technics' Positioning System ARATEC

(HOIST, 02/28/2012) Concrete pipe manufacturer Hanson Pipe and Precast recently installed a PSI Technics positioning system on a bridge crane to replace a discontinued legacy system from another supplier. [...] PSI Technics ensured the system was able can handle varying loads. This is necessary as during the concrete pipe manufacturing process, as weight of concrete changes as it dries. Hanson Pipe and Precast decided to include PSI Technics' TPCC Thermo Protection Cooling Case to protect their optical distance meters from the 140°F (+60°C) temperatures at the plant. [...]
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24.02.2012 - PSI Technics Replaces Discontinued Trimble ICS5000L System

(PR inside, 02/24/2012) (openPR, 02/27/2012) PSI Technics' ARATEC Positioning Solution System and the TPCC provide Hanson Pipe & Precast with a durable and robust solution for their internal logistics processes. Hanson Pipe & Precast is one of the world's largest concrete pipe manufacturers, and the largest manufacturer of concrete products in North America. [...] In March 2011, the company's St. Martinville, Louisiana facility decided to integrate PSI Technics' state-of-the art ARATEC Positioning Solution System into their fully automated crane system as part of the modernization of their existing facilities. [...]
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01.04.2011 - TPCC Reduces High Temperature of Sensors

(Heat Processing, 4/2011) PSI Technics offers users of sensors manufactured by SICK AG a custom solution to dramatically reduce the risk of failures caused by high temperatures. PSI Technics and SICK AG cooperatively grant users who purchase and install a SICK sensor in combination with PSI Technics' Thermo Protection Cooling Case (TPCC) an extended warranty of 36 months. [...]
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10.08.2010 - SICK Solutions Tour 2010

(Tour Stop No. 30, SICK AG, Online-Article, 08/2010) When used in the highly dynamic PSI Technics positioning control circuits, laser distance measurement systems from SICK rapidly provide accurate data for position feedback.
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18.03.2010 - Progress in Positioning Technology has a Name: ARATEC

(openPR, 03/18/2010) Advanced industrial control and positioning system for material handling in automated storage facilities. The ARATEC Positioning Solution System is the cutting-edge solution for industrial positioning. A common application for the system includes fully automated high-bay warehouses. ARATEC instructs stacker cranes to move to warehouse target coordinates and ensures that storage and retrieval tasks are carried out with high precision. PSI Technics, with headquarters in Urmitz, Germany, specializes in research and development in the field of positioning technology. PSI Technics developed the ARATEC Positioning Solution System to offer positioning solutions tailored to the clients’ needs and to simplify the integration of next-generation positioning technology into existing installations. [...]
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18.06.2009 - PSI Technics Offers Ideal Solution for Discontinued Trimble ICS5000/TCS4000/ASC Positioning Systems

(Free-Press-Release.com, 06/18/2009) The ARATEC Positioning Solution System is an ideal replacement for discontinued Trimble ICS5000/TCS4000 and ASC installations. PSI Technics develops smart positioning solutions for automated industrial vehicles and conveyor systems. The ARATEC Positioning Solution System developed by PSI Technics is an innovative industrial positioning system and the only system in the world that can convert and read the parameters of existing Trimble positioning systems. [...]
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Storage & Retrieval Simplified. Increase Quality. Save Energy.

PSI Technics is your reliable partner for efficient optimizations and modernizations of logistics facilities like automated crane systems (e. g., bridge cranes), stacker cranes in high-bay warehouses, hoists, shuttle cars, material lifts or conveyor systems.

We create smart solutions that maximize quality and productivity.

 

Industrial Image Processing / Industrial Vision ...

...designed for the continuous monitoring and visual quality control of production processes.
PSI Technics offers easy-to-use, application-specific digital image processing solutions that are designed for the continuous monitoring and quality control of production processes. Nearly all monitoring and measuring tasks can be automated by means of industrial image processing. Show movie

We are going to show you what your logistics system can do.

We invite you to experience a completely new type of control technology – in an entertaining short story. A clear and straightforward presentation will show you why the ARATEC is the best positioning solution on the market: For STACKER CRANE applicationsFor BRIDGE CRANE applications

ARATEC – Challenges inspire performance.

PSI Technics' ARATEC Positioning Solution System is an innovative and advanced solution for industrial positioning applications. Show movie

FLP6000AOC – Advanced Oscillation Control

The ARATEC's FLP6000AOC software reduces mast oscillations – even of highly dynamic stacker cranes – to a minimum. The test setup shows that the ARATEC Positioning Solution System with enabled FLP6000AOC compensates for mast oscillations in near-real time, even when the oscillations are caused by external disturbances.

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