When it comes to software and hardware, we are still real pioneers.
Welcome to our research department: The urge to explore and the spirit of invention have always been part of our self-image. Those who take advantage of our curiosity will experience innovation.
For us, research means yours challenges to be one step ahead.
Research is the most important basis for every innovation.
We focus on continuous development, from which you benefit now and in the future.
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We are currently doing research in the fields of artificial intelligence, neural networks and the Internet of Things.
Deep knowledge transfer
Through cooperative and long-term research projects such as with the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and ITV Denkendorf and other partners.
For increased innovation, we integrate your development projects intensively into our research work.
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Researching what advances development
Innovation for shuttle systems
The aim was to develop an innovative controller for shuttle systems for storage and retrieval as well as for transporting containers in shuttle storage systems. A simulation of the shuttle status as well as a new type of data communication was researched.
A shuttle system developed by Vienco contains several drive units which are operated via digital state controllers. Due to the selected controller design, the system has mathematical models available (example Luenberger observer or Kalman filter), which provide simultaneous information about the status of the system. This allows system states to be calculated simultaneously to the real process sequence on (cloud) servers, which are correlated and evaluated with the actual states of the drive units. If there are significant differences, correction parameters or controller adjustments (adaptive algorithms) can be made automatically. In addition, such modeling can also be used as a basis for preventive maintenance. Communication based on the PowerLAN industry standard of the NRZ (Non-Return-to-Zero) protocol was used.