Laser Transponder Wire


Welcome to Goetting Guidance Technology!!

Innovation in Guidance

GOETTING KG, headquartered in Lehrte, Germany is one of the leading suppliers of guidance sensors and complete guidance systems for AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and other driverless vehicles such as cranes, trucks, heavy lifting vehicles, people movers etc. In addition Goetting offers components and complete systems for automation, traffic control, data communication, HF measurement engineering and general radio engineering.
To strengthen service in America CRANETECH SOLUTIONS LLC is the exclusive distributor for the complete line of GOETTING products. CRANETECH SOLUTIONS offers local service, support, engineering and warehousing in Virginia, Pennsylvania and California.

GOETTING equipped wire guided AGV by AFTOptical guided AGV by DPM Daum Partner Maschi-nenbau, Aichstetten GermanyOptical Guided Kirow Multi Mover bridge transporter for elevated highway by Kirow, Germany





The guideline for the vehicle is painted or taped onto the floor. The vehicle system video-films this line and calculates the deviation from the line which is provided to the customer’s vehicle-controller as an analogue voltage ( e. g. “-4.5 VDC equals 0.7 inch deviation to the right”) or on a digital interface.
 Inexpensive site preparation, guideline is painted or made of tape.
 Easy reconfiguration of the vehicle pass, just paint/tape a new line, no program updates or “learning” needed for a shift of the line.
 Easy to troubleshoot, live video images from guid-ance camera can be shown on a monitor
 The line may have some blemishes and interrup-tions but generally must be visible. Use in a “dirty” environment has its challenges (e.g. snow, leaves, debris and spills, opaque fluid spills, fog/steam).
 Cameras have their own light-source, night and “lights-out” as well as sunlight operation (with cam-era shaded from direct sunlight) are possible.
 System may navigate switches by external input “follow right branch” or “follow left branch”.
 HG 73840ZA can read “bar-codes” on the floor to identify work stations or switches. An inexpensive transponder reader on the vehicle combined with easily to relocate transponder-”buttons” on the floor is another possible solution to mark locations.
 The precision at 4" camera mounting heights is ± 0.12" [3mm]. The signal processing time is 20 ms with HG 73840 ZA.

Off the shelf we offer two optical guidance product groups:
 Indoor AGV system, camera about 4" above floor
 Large vehicle system, cameras 2 - 3' above floor, outdoor components