SoftVision® ZoneControl is a vision system that can monitor a large area using a camera. Depending on object characteristics SoftVision® ZoneControl uses different camera technologies with either a 2D or 3D camera.
The system can be used to communicate status of multiple pick-up and drop-off locations to Max. This replaces the need for multiple photocells to know which locations that are available or not. The same type of monitoring can be used in a rack to determine the availability of free positions.
Another function is to monitor specific zones and to stop AGVs from entering these zones if another object or person is in it. This useful when having AGVs combined with manual traffic to avoid deadlock situations. SoftVision ZoneControl can for instance monitor a zone to make sure that only one object at the time is within the zone.