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idealworks provides a scalable and flexible robotics ecosystem that supports the transition from automation to autonomy. By offering the cloud steering platform AnyFleet, the CE-certified AMR iw.hub and the autonomous vehicle platform iw.os, idealworks enables the logistics of the future and revolutionizes the intralogistics of various industries in the national and international market.

Prospects have several ways to experience our robotics ecosystem upfront.
In order to get an impression of our robotics ecosystem under real-world conditions, we give our interested clients the opportunity to visit us on-site at our showroom and in a BMW Group production plant. Further, demo days can be scheduled at clients sites, allowing them to test our solution at their facilities before making a final purchase decision.

The standardized VDA 5050 interface enables a unified communication between AGVs / AMRs and a fleet management software regardless of the respective manufacturer.

VDA 5050 is the result of a collaboration between the German Association of the Automotive Industry and the VDMA Materials handling and Intralogistics Association

We offer different pricing models to suit the needs and requirements of our clients. We are happy to discuss your individual needs and provide you with a customized solution. Do not hesitate to contact us.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 — also known as ISO 27001 — is one of the most widely recognized and internationally accepted standards on how to manage information security. It lays out requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving our information security management system (ISMS), guaranteeing that idealworks’ security infrastructure is of the highest standard — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Fundamentally, ISO 27001 is a security standard that defines how an organization should manage and treat information more securely, developed and maintained by the independent, non-governmental International Organization for Standardization, ISO.

Before a product can be sold in the EU, it must be CE marked. In accordance with the EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC of 17 May 2006, Annex II 1.A, idealworks takes into account all relevant standards for products and therefore ensures the requirements for health, safety and environmental protection. Together with external experts, we are constantly working on these areas in order to always be up to date with the latest technology and regulations.

AnyFleet is a cloud-based steering platform that optimizes automated processes in connected industrial facilities. It is a key component of our holistic solution. AnyFleet acts as a fleet management software with live monitoring and enables the integration of third-party devices, such as AMRs or AGVs, via the standardized communication interface VDA 5050. AnyFleet’s traffic management detects and prevents collisions and is able to handle complex situations.

During the initial implementation phase (or pilot project), our deployment team will be tasked with defining the most efficient layout and mission design to automate the clients’ processes on site. At the same time, a dedicated person/team from the client will be trained and provided with documentation to be able to adapt the layout independently if needed. In addition, the client always has a contact person at idealworks who can help with any step. Possible adjustments with a third-party robot depend on the manufacturer. AnyFleet’s interface is very user friendly and intuitive.

As part of idealworks’ approach to enable the logistics of the future and ensure safe operations and optimized material flows, the cloud platform connects to various third-party devices. The VDA 5050 communication interface allows various AMRs and AGVs to be integrated. AnyFleet also connects IoT devices like doors, sensors, stations, and traffic lights, and computer systems like WMS and ERP.

AnyFleet’s reporting tool provides a variety of charts and reports, such as number of orders executed and canceled, order duration and equipment utilization, and allows for quick data retrieval through intuitive filtering options.

The Anyfleet map captures all relevant information related to the environment in which the devices are operating, i.e. pick-up and drop-off locations, parking and charging points, restricted areas and traffic rules, and much more. On the map, users can also monitor the devices in operation and track their position, status, and planned trajectory in real time.

AnyFleet allows the use of external APIs to send requests from a designated system, such as a Warehouse Management System (WMS) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). For example, IT specialists can implement a script to trigger orders, and track their statuses through APIs to automatically record goods movement in the WMS.

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