The innovative RTLS technology enables precise indoor positioning of the transmitters. A simple infrastructure of UWB antennas(via PoE) covers very large areas. Various antennas and transmitters are available to us. Great innovation and precision with modern technology.
The Worldwide Innovation for INDOOR Navigation
The UWB technology enables indoor positioning precision within a few centimeters.
Today, almost every car and every smartphone has a GPS (Global Positioning System). This allows the position to be determined relatively accurately outdoors. Unfortunately, the satellite signals are no longer accessible indoors or in the hall. That's why we have eLocation® from LUCA. The IPS (Indoor Positioning System) is used in some of our solutions for logistics and production. Just talk to us. We will develop the right solution for you.
- INDOOR navigation
- UWB technology
- Decimeter-accurate precision
- Integrated compass
- Tilt sensor
- Acceleration measurement
- Long battery runtimes
- Forklift guidance systems
- Automatic Withdrawal acknowledgement (eLocation®-Watch)
- Tugger train coordination
- Sequence trolley tracking
- Container tracking
- Personal protection in the danger zone (EMERGENCY STOP)
Locating the objects
The eLocation® enables precise localization of objects that are equipped with transmitters. In addition to the 3D position, the transmitters can provide the LUCA system with further information such as inclination, north pole orientation and acceleration. For example, the following objects can be located and managed appropriately:
- Forklifts & tugger trains
- Pallets and pallet cages
- Order picking trolley
- Sequence trolley
- Long battery runtimes
The use of RTLS technology offers us countless possibilities. The innovative and precise technology ensures the reliability of our solutions.
Monitoring access to storage locations
The eLocation® Watch is a solution in which the small eLocation® transmitters are attached to the order picker's hand (Watch). The storage locations in the recorded room are configured in the LUCA system. If the order picker accesses the room configured as a storage location, the system checks whether the access was correct:
- If access is faulty, an error message is generated (light, voice, horn, etc.)
- If the access is correct, an automatic withdrawal acknowledgement can take place
The method eliminates the need for manual confirmation of picks during high-performance picking. The eLocation®-Watch ensures quality after the PokaYoke and clearly increases performance.
The UWB technology
Der Einsatz von Ultra Wide Band-Technologie bei INDOOR-Navigation ermöglicht uns eine Erfassung der aktiven Sender mit einer Genauigkeit von wenigen Zentimetern. Im Gegensatz zu herkömmlichen Funktechnologien (wie Bluetooth oder Wi-Fi) arbeitet UWB mit Flugzeit des Signals und nicht auf Basis der Signalstärken RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication). Die sehr steil ansteigenden UWB-Funk-Impulse sind sehr schmal (< 2 Nanosekunden) und können in einer “lauten” Funk-Umgebung sehr gut für präzise Entfernungsmessungen verwendet werden.
Frequency range: 3 - 7 GHz
Bandwidth: 500 MHz
Number of channels: 6
The exact time difference between the arrival of the signals at the synchronized receivers is based on the TDoA principle (Time-Difference-of-Arrival).
eLocation® consists of active transmitters that are attached to moving objects and receivers that are permanently installed in the monitored room. The transmitters are equipped with a long-life battery, but can also be connected to an external power source (e.g. forklift truck).
The receivers are supplied with data and power via Ethernet (PoE) using a network cable. The data from the receivers is analyzed in an eLocation® controller and sent to the LUCA-Server sent via LAN.
The battery-powered transmitter only uses a short period of time to send a UWB message. The energy required is therefore very low compared to other radio technologies. Depending on the set frequency of the UWB message (> 20 ms), the battery life can be up to 7 years.