AgWay Tag/Scanner components are used where the road is fixed, or is combination of multiple fixed roads. AgWay Tags act as reference for the vehicle during navigation.
AgWay Tags are inserted into the asphalt, concrete etc. every 3m up to every 50m along the road. The Tags are resistant to dirt, dust, water, ice and high temperature variation.
The installation procedure is quite easy. It is not necessary to measure the position of the Tags. Just insert them every few meters along the road.
A scanner will be installed under your vehicle and scans the tags. The scan width is around 60cm under the vehicle. It means that the tags can be installed even misaligned. Everything is fine during driving, as long as the scanner passes over a Tag every few meters.
After installation of Tags and Scanner, you can switch your vehicle to Learn-Mode, and start driving on the Tags as you want. AgWay Client computer learns from you how to drive with respect to the Tags. Then switch the vehicle to Auto-Mode, and AgWay Client computer now starts to drive as learned from you.
AgWay Transmitter/Receiver components are used where the road is dynamic and variable.
Transmitters are installed along the road or aisle where the vehicles or Objects travel. They form a local-GPS and transmit radio signals. The radio signals are safe, secure and interference-free to other radio devices. AgWay transmitters are compatible with harsh environments, including dust, fog, rain and snow.
AgWay Receivers are installed on the vehicles (trucks, forklifts) or simply attached to Pallets. The low-power model of Receiver can be put in pocket to track the position of human even.
Radio signals sent by the transmitters are received by Receivers. The Receiver may send this data to AgWay Server Application (Through WiFi) or to AgWay Client Application (Through USB). It just depends how/where you want to utilize the position data.
Client computer on the vehicle receives radio signals from the Receiver through USB. It then drives the vehicle, controlling steering, speed, traffic etc. like a driver. Unlike normal positioning systems, AgWay is designed based on predefined_path_navigation_algorithm.
Server Computer is used when traffic should be managed/monitored for vehicles.
The Server computer is installed in control room and does the following jobs:
– Showing, storing and sharing location data of all AgWay Receivers in control-room user interface, Real-Time.
– Showing, storing and sharing alarms and status of vehicles like battery status, faults, current mission, target point and carrying pallet.
– Managing traffics between Wireless Navigated vehicles and other vehicles, human driven vehicles respecting traffic lights.
– Granting access to control room operator to manage vehicles traffic manually.
This is a Panel-PC installed on the vehicle dashboard or inside the control box. AgWay Client Computer is responsible for driving the vehicle and controlling all the components of the vehicle during driving. It supports a wide variety of connections including WiFi, LAN and GSM to communicate to external components.
AgWay Safety Kit continuously scans and detects objects around the vehicle and regulates speed of the vehicle to avoid any accident. It is also integrated to our Safe-Stop Controller on Client Computer. This makes the whole system resistant to any weather condition and light intensity.
All the elements in the Safety Kit satisfy safety level PL d (EN ISO 13849), which is the required level for many industries.
AgWay Automation IO components are uses to communicate with automation elements like doors, gate, traffic lamps, traffic barriers, sensors and actuators. They support a wide variety of analogue and digital signals to communicate to the automation elements. AgWay Automation IO devices communicate to AgWay Server Computer and Client Computers through WiFi.