Started the sale for Computer controllable mobile truck platform for research and development

- Equipment necessary for development is included. R & D is possible from that date on purchase -


POWER WHEEL II entry package exterior

ZMP Inc. (Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, CEO: Taniguchi Hisashi ) has began the sale for the POWER WHEEL II entry package for computer controllable research and development.

It is a package that comes with the monitor, mouse, keyboard required for the development of the moving truck platform POWER WHEEL II.

POWER WHEEL II is capable of running for 8 hours * on six wheels (center drive wheel × 2, freely wheel × 4) truck of independent two-wheel drive system equipped with a large capacity lithium ion battery and a high output motor. The loading space is 650 mm wide x 950 mm deep and the maximum loading weight is 100 kg and it is possible to install various experimental equipment. As standard sensors, high precision rotary encoders, inertial sensors, distance measuring sensors are mounted, and 2D laser range sensors can be mounted as optional sensors. It is also possible to perform remote control experiments using a communication function from an externally installed PC (option).

The control PC is equipped with a Linux PC, and as a software development environment (SDK), libraries and sample programs such as acquisition of various sensor information, motor drive, communication (WiFi) etc. are attached.With these, customers can freely develop applications.

Since the monitor, keyboard and mouse necessary for development are attached this time, it is possible to access the control PC on the spot, execute the sample program, edit the attached sample code, etc. easily.

In recent years, needs for autonomous conveyance / unmanned conveyance and mobile robot are increasing in logistics and manufacturing sites such as a decrease in the labor force due to a declining birthrate and an aging population.

This product was developed as a research and development platform of autonomous transportation / mobile robot which can carry out experiment for a long time with various experimental equipment loaded.

The price is 3.1 million yen (excluding tax) and will be on sale from today, scheduled for shipment in November 2018.
* Operating time depends on operation pattern, load condition of control PC, etc.

Mobile Rolling Platform for R & D Platform POWER WHEEL II​ ​
http://www.zmp.co.jp/products/power-wheel


【Major features】
. Independent two-wheel-drive mobile truck platform available on indoor flat road platform
· Large capacity lithium ion battery (24V 50 Ah) installed. Driving time 8 hours *
· Maximum loading capacity of 100 kg in the loading space of width 650 mm × depth 950 mm makes it possible to install various experimental equipment

· High precision rotary encoder, inertial sensor, distance measuring sensor installed
· Various power supply outputs, IO / AD input, CAN as standard interface
· Emergency brake, bumper sensor, communication monitoring function
· Login directly to control PC to develop applications (on-board development)
· Library including sample information acquisition, motor drive, communication (WiFi) and sample program included
· Optionally install 2D laser range sensor made by HOKUYO
. Remote operation by game controller (option) etc., by wireless communication is possible
. Advanced processing can be implemented by linking with high-performance PC (option) via network

【Example of scenes using products】
· Algorithm development and operation verification of logistics warehouse and next-generation automatic transfer machine in factory
· To develop new services and build logistics systems using autonomous mobile carts

【Product Specifications】

Body weight
82 kg
Size
Width: 698 mm Depth: 998 mm, Height: 383 mm (without handle 327 mm)
Battery
24V 50 Ah, lithium ion battery
Power supply for peripheral equipment
AC 100 V / 300 W, 24 V / 1A, 12 V / 0.5 A, 5 V / 0.5 A
Operating time
8 hours
Charging time
Two and a half hours, special charger
Maximum load weight
100 kg
Maximum speed
6 km/h
Climb angle
Operating temperature limit
0 to 40 ° C, non condensing, non-waterproof
Drive part
2 brushless DC motors 150 Wx, electromagnetic brake
※ Maximum 4
Standard sensor
Gyroscope, acceleration, geomagnetism, distance measurement (1DTOF sensor) x8,
Bumper sensor, rotary encoder x 2


【Price】
POWER WHEEL II entry package is 3 million yen (excluding tax)
(POWER WHEEL II (main unit) + software development environment (SDK) + monitor,keyboard,mouse)

【Press release article】

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