PLAN-Industriefahrzeug GmbH & Co. KG
Manufacturer of internal transport systems

20 May 2020

Staying in line

In a partially automated assembly line production, when the same components are transported again and again, it is a good thing when the transport vehicle knows its way.

Equipped with four cameras, the electrically powered platform truck follows its guiding line on the factory floor. Via a radio remote control, the operator can control the driving speed. Relevant crossing or turning points and the respective target destinations are automatically detected and the vehicle braked to a standstill.

The wheels can be swiveled individually so that driving maneuvers in all directions are possible, up to turning around on the spot. If the goods to be transported has to be delivered somewhere beyond the production line, all steering functions can be selected manually via the radio remote control. The directly responsive and finely adjustable control makes maneuvering and positioning possible in the smallest of space.