Siemens announces acquisition of Agilion GmbH | Automation.com

Siemens announces acquisition of Agilion GmbH

Siemens announces acquisition of Agilion GmbH

April 5, 2018 - With effect from March 29, 2018, Siemens has taken over ownership of the company Agilion GmbH based in Chemnitz. Agilion is a supplier of industrial Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) focusing on applications in production, logistics and maintenance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in the field of RTLS in the Ultra Wide Band (UWB) frequency spectrum. This technology enables precise localization within a range of just a few centimeters, tracking of a number of different assets.

Uses for RTLS include a range of applications in complex environments. Used in a manufacturing scenario, for instance, it enables monitoring of the production process and a transparent material flow. Real-time data made available using RTLS about the location and status of assets forms the basis for networking involved players and logistical processes along the value chain. This allows users to automatically compare the position of every production asset with the 3D model of the product or production environment. Evaluation and combination of this “digital twin” with other information – for instance using apps in the open IoT operating system MindSphere – are designed to enhance optimization of production and logistics processes. RTLS also provides the foundation for workflows in production, material flow control and logistics, for instance in conjunction with Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) or mobile robots.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology companythat has stood for engineering innovation internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. 
 

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