Transponders are fitted to workpieces, robots, vehicles, etc. and transmit a wireless signal at defined intervals. They can also be equipped with data interfaces, and transmit location details directly to the local control system or make additional sensor data available to higher-level systems.
Anchors record the transponder signals, give them a fixed position and time stamp, and pass on the bundled data. With at least three mutually synchronized anchors, the transponder can be located in 3D with accuracy measured in centimeters.
The Locating Manager is a software system that calculates the real-time position of the individual transponders and passes the details on to the higher-level systems via defined interfaces and using configurable rules.