The unique positioning system PGV (Position Guided Vision) from Pepperl+Fuchs has reached the 4th place of the Automation Award 2013. With 13,1 % the product is among the TOP 5.
The PGV positioning system is the only product that offers an optimal solution for controlling automated guided vehicles by combining optical color band tracking used for driving, Data Matrix codes used for positioning, and control codes used for navigation. The wide reading window can handle any branches, crossovers, and even tight curves with precise position feedback at all times. Bands of different colors and widths are reliably tracked. The positioning system PGV delivers excellent process reliability. Its optical components are purely focused on the "region of interest". Thus, the PGV works indendently from external influences such as dirty or damaged color/code bands and codes or extraneous lights.
Every year, a jury - consisting of the SPS IPC Drives congress committee, VDMA, ZVEI, and the elektro automation - nominates ten products from the automation industry. At the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg - visitors cast their votes for their favorite product. The product with the most votes receives the Automation Award.