Intralogistics is increasingly characterized by automation and robotics. Integrated motion specialist Synapticon will be showing solutions for AGVs and AMRs based on FSoE (Fail Safe over EtherCAT) at Logimat. “Synapticon recently succeeded in achieving an important milestone – in the form of lean, user-friendly control via a single cable. Using Fail Safe over EtherCAT – FSoE for short – it is possible to realize more compact and energy-efficient second-generation AGV systems,” explains Michael Mayer-Rosa, VP Marketing at Synapticon.
Here, the motor, gearbox, encoder, servo, laser scanner as well as the controller are optimally matched to support intelligent motion control. The leaner overall concept requires fewer components and wiring internally, resulting in significant advantages – from development and manufacturing to operation and maintenance.
FSoE enables a less complex architecture, especially for mobile robots with manipulator. Thus, the realization of hybrid systems of AGV and cobot, i.e. a moving platform with robotic arm, is possible using only one controller. Unlike the outdated CAN standard, EtherCAT supports a high bandwidth and data rate with low latency. Read more about Synapticons AGV / AMR solution here.
logimat Tradefair, Stuttgart