The TAE050 HD+ follows a magnetic strip on the floor and receives commands along the way from the floor markers next to the guidance tape. After defining the material flow and (un)loading stations, simply stick the tape and markers to the floor and start the machine. Depending on the operation and needs, commands can be very simple from ‘slow speed’ or ‘stop’ to more advanced tasks. By using a spreadsheet, commands such as turning on the spot, driving at a predefined speed and enabling sound can be programmed. This delivers a simple automation system with high flexibility and consistent productivity levels.
The marker positions are continuously checked by the machine by measuring the distance in-between. If the 10% tolerance is exceeded, the machine will stop. A cost-effective way to maintain high accuracy without the need for RFID tags.
The safety laser scanner with 7 monitoring fields stops and makes sound when detecting an obstacle or person in front of the vehicle. An advanced 16-field obstacle scanner is available as option for mixed or very busy traffic situations. A strong metal bumper with rubber skirt sweeps away tiny items that could damage the wheels, avoiding the machine to stop. The TAE050 HD+ can have a personalised sound to improve awareness and safety.
The advanced drive command (PCC) programming can be done without any special software or equipment. Each green marker has a number in a spreadsheet program, and several commands can be enabled at each marker according to the settings you create in the Excel table. The vehicle can handle up to 100 drive missions.
TAE050 HD+ can replace operators’ repetitive work, allowing workers to do more complex tasks, increasing staff efficiency. This simple automation system prevents risk of work-related injuries or health problems by applying the highest safety level.
The automated forklifts support the 24/7 production at Uponor, only pausing the material flow of the production when it's convenient to charge the batteries.