Straddle Carrier Positioning
The RFM150 is an absolute measurement system based on transponder technology (RFID) and is especially designed for positioning of Straddle Carriers in a heavy duty environment with up to 10 mm accuracy.
The system uses a 134 kHz. programmable transponder, which is programmed with its exact position related to a chosen reference point. The transponder will be installed easily in the ground and works battery-less. The system charges a transponder within its measurement range, reads out its code and determines the position of the transponder under the system.
The systems provides the exact location of both legs of the Straddle with a accuracy of 10 mm by knowing the absolute position of the transponders and the relative position of the transponders underneath the RFM150 antenna. In combination with Odometry this system makes it possible to fully automate a Straddle Carrier.
Based on the same technology BTG is worldwide the leading company for position measurement of AGV’s in the automated Ports.