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Modernization / Retrofitting

PSI Technics helps you to optimize the performance of your automated industrial vehicles and conveyor systems such as crane systems, bridge cranes / overhead cranes, stacker cranes, conveyors, shuttle cars, material lifts, hoists, elevating transfer vehicles etc. – from analyzing the actual conditions to modernization and maintenance – for machines of all makes and models.

Predicting and avoiding defects in new and existing installations saves you money in the long run (sample applications: crane systems, bridge cranes / overhead cranes, stacker cranes, conveyors, shuttle cars, material lifts, hoists, elevating transfer vehicles etc.)
Predicting and avoiding defects in new and existing installations saves you money in the long run.

In logistics, industrial machines are critical for the production throughput of goods and merchandise. Over time, installations and machines become prone to failures. We ensure the optimized operation of your stacker crane or bridge crane installation and other rail-guided industrial vehicles - for increased throughput and energy savings.

By providing sustainable energy savings and by reducing facility wear, PSI Technics optimizes both process costs and maintenance requirements. Improving the mechanical design of your installation through modernizations and replacing inefficient drive or control technology components leads to higher machine availability, material savings and shorter cycle times.

For multiple system applications, harsher environments or when customers choose to turn over support and maintenance to PSI Technics, we can offer custom-tailored on-site services to ensure long-term high availability regardless of the make or model of your installation.

 


Performance Analysis

Identifying and using performance optimization potentials. Record, analyze and optimize the motion sequences of your automated industrial vehicles and conveyor systems (e. g., hoists, shuttle cars, freight elevators, material lifts or elevating transfer vehicles), crane systems such as bridge cranes / overhead cranes and stacker cranes.

 

Latent weak spots can lead to significant problems, such as crane mast oscillations, throughput fluctuations or inaccurate measurements
Latent weak spots can lead to significant problems, such as crane mast oscillations, throughput fluctuations or inaccurate measurements. 

As a first step, PSI Technics analyzes the baseline performance of your machines to determine the potential for optimization and reducing energy consumption. In addition, we evaluate the condition of existing components that could exhibit weak spots in the near future so you can plan ahead to avoid costly disruptions. PSI Technics’ FLP6000MA Motion Analyzing Software provides a comprehensive analysis of the system performance and identifies issues that can impact performance.

 

The Performance Analysis of PSI Technics examines your entire logistics system instead of merely focusing on particular components.Sample Applications: Stacker cranes, hoists, shuttle cars, crane systems (e. g., bridge cranes), elevators, material lifts, conveyor systems etc.automated cranes, crane systems, bridge crane, overhead crane, ARATEC, positioning system, controller, drive, distance meter, motor, frequency converter
The Performance Analysis of PSI Technics examines your entire logistics system instead of merely focusing on particular components.
Sample applications:
stacker cranes, hoists, shuttle cars, crane systems (e. g., bridge cranes / overhead cranes), elevators, material lifts, conveyor systems etc.

In logistics, industrial machines are critical for the production throughput of goods and merchandise. These systems require time-optimized controls to guarantee efficient performance. Machines that require optimization benefit from PSI Technics' Motion Analyzing Software, which enables the analysis of time-related processes as well as the detection and elimination of motion-related weak spots.

The FLP6000MA Motion Analyzing Software was specifically developed for material handling systems and uses the motion profile to identify sources of interference that adversely affect the productivity of your installation.
It enables you to take action to increase the overall process efficiency, such as:

YOUR ADVANTAGE:
Reduced costs and increased throughput

 

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Virtual Modeling / Finite Element Method (FEM)

Using Virtual Modeling / Finite Element Method (FEM) to optimize and troubleshoot factory logistics and automated processes for reducing costs in the long run

Virtueller Bertrieb, Finite-Elemente-Anlayse, Heber Volkswagen, Automobilbranche
PSI Technics' use of sophisticated virtual models helps detect potential weaknesses that can affect future performance. This service enables you to predict and avoid problems that can lead to costly downtimes in new and existing installations, in addition to cutting costs in the long run. – Sample application: vertical material lift in a vehicle body warehouse at Volkswagen AG. 

Our Virtual Modeling / Finite Element Method (FEM) is an innovative new service offering that provides you with a "glimpse into the future" of your installation. This service enables you to predict and avoid costly downtimes for new and existing installations, in addition to reducing costs in the long run.

For existing applications, PSI Technics creates computer models to pinpoint stress and strain, weak spots and potential changes for improvement. For new applications, PSI Technics simulates the expected system behavior and performance prior to the actual installation to predict and analytically detect potential interferences.

 

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Modernization of Positioning Systems

Retrofitting of Existing ICS5000 / TCS4000 / ASC Systems (Trimble, Spectra Precision, Geotronics) with the cutting-edge positioning solution system ARATEC offers numerous advantages.

The system interface of ARATEC is compatible with existing Trimble devices, and there is no need for replacing existing controllers. It even works with existing communication protocols, I/O signals and analog set point values for motor drives. System integration requires no complex process control modifications or modifications to connected system components.
Complete compatibility – Replacing existing ICS5000 / TCS4000 /ASC products with the ARATEC Positioning Solution System. 

The ICS5000, TCS4000 and ASC positioning systems were discontinued when Trimble closed its Factory Automation department.

To continue to provide users with efficient positioning solutions, PSI Technics developed the ARATEC Positioning Solution System. This positioning system is a fast, easy and budget-conscious replacement for existing installation, such as installations manufactured by Trimble ICS5000L, PLC- or drive-based installations using distance sensors manufactured by SICK, Leuze, Pepperl & Fuchs.

 

TESTIMONIAL OF TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LTD:

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"If you are planning your upgrade for the ICS units used within your facility, Trimble recommends the ARATEC Positioning Solution System from PSI Technics which was designed specifically to replace the ICS with no changes to PLC or drives, and no programming knowledge required by your staff. The ARATEC Positioning Solution System has many advantages over PLC-based solutions in the market - including providing the capability for your staff to set up and implement the solution to reduce ongoing services costs."
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Complete testimonial

 

Are you looking for a future-ready positioning system to replace an existing Trimble system? Contact us – our application engineers can provide recommendations for your specific environment. In North America, please call Tom Anderson, PSI Technics General Manager of North America, at +1 925 287 0904. For the rest of the world, please call +49 (0) 2630 91590-0 or use the contact form to submit your questions or requests or send an e-mail to support@psi-technics.com.

 

Thomas Knebel, Maintenance Planner, Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany:

"PSI Technics' staff is highly qualified and responsive. Due to the system's integration flexibility, we were able to modernize three shuttle cars in the shortest possible time without having to change any system components or drives. The modernization of each shuttle car didn't take longer than half a day.

Apart from the easy installation, we were so impressed with the increased efficiency of the new system that we already ordered ten additional ARATEC systems that are not only going to replace older systems but will also be used for new installations."

 

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>Application Reports >Customer Feedback >Videos >Stacker Cranes >Crane Systems / Bridge Cranes >ASRS Vehicles / Automated Industrial Vehicles and Conveyor Systems >ARATEC & Positioning Modules >Factory Automation & Process Optimization >Virtual Modeling / Finite Element Method (FEM) >Performance Analyses >MA6000MC Motion Analysis Kit >FLP6000EOS Energy Optimizing Software >FLP6000AOC Advanced Oscillation Control >FLP6000ASC Skew Control Software >Tandem Operation

Downloads

>Optimized Warehouse Logistics Product Flyer (PDF) >Virtual Modeling / Finite Element Method Data Sheet (PDF) >Performance Analysis Data Sheet (PDF) >FLP6000MA Motion Analyzing Software Data Sheet (PDF) >MA6000MC Motion Analysis Kit Data Sheet (PDF) >White Paper - Positioning System Modernization Saves Time and Money in Warehouse Logistics (PDF) >White Paper - Positioning System Modernization Saves Time and Money in Food Logistics (PDF) >We are going to show you what your logistics system can do – Presentation for stacker crane applications (PDF) >We are going to show you what your logistics system can do – Presentation for bridge crane applications (PDF) >The ARATEC Positioning Solution System Product Brochure - Replacement for Trimble / Spectra Precision / Geotronics (PDF) >The ARATEC Positioning Solution System Product Brochure - Modernizations / New Installations (PDF) >ARATEC ATC - Advanced Track Control System - Data Sheet (PDF) >FLP6000AOC Advanced Oscillation Control & New Machine Model Identification Data Sheet (PDF) >The ARATEC Positioning Solution System vs. ICS5000 Comparison Sheet (PDF) >The ARATEC Positioning Solution System vs. PLC Comparison Sheet (PDF) >FLP6000EOS Energy Optimizing Software Data Sheet (PDF) >FLP6000ASC Advanced Skew Control Software Data Flyer (PDF) >Tandem Operation Data Sheet (PDF) >ARATEC Dashboard Data Sheet (PDF) >PSI Technics Reflector Foils Data Sheet (PDF)
 

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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