HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Siemens can now also provide high-precision radiolocation

The Munich-based company has acquired Agilion GmbH located in Chemnitz, a provider of industrial radio-tracking solutions for production, logistics, and maintenance. Real-time location is designed to help optimize production processes and increase quality and productivity.

16 Apr. 2018
Siemens can now also provide high-precision radiolocation (Chart: SIEMENS AG)

Although Agilion has only about 60 employees, it is a global technology leader in the field of radiolocation solutions for industry and public transport and thus important enough for Siemens . The company is also a pioneer in real-time locating systems (RTLS) of the ultra-wide frequency spectrum (UWB), which allow a high-precision positioning in the range of a few centimeters. Siemens and Agilion will be represented at the Hannover Messe in hall 7, booth A23 and in hall 9, booth D35 .

Great confidence is placed in location technology, for example, in dynamic, self-organizing production concepts as part of large-scale product assembly. This can be used, in particular, to ensure precise monitoring of production progress and transparent material flow, for example. User companies can continually align the production objects with the 3D model of the product and combine that digital twin with other information. Another field of application for real-time location is collaborative and mobile robots.

Kinexon also works on advanced indoor navigation systems, as reported by . The Munich-based provider uses anchors inside the factory hall and small receivers that can be attached to objects. By means of radio signals, not only the position but also the orientation of the objects in the room can be determined. Kinexon can also be found at the Hannover Messe in hall 6, booth D30 .