The brain behind Pio, meet the controller. It knows the location of every bin, robot, port and SKU — always. It’s the command centre, automatically adjusting locations and paths of the robots in real time. Efficiency at it’s finest.
Air traffic control
The Controller processes orders from the Pio Platform — our app — and assigns tasks to the robots. It uses specialized software to plot their path through the grid so they can find, collect and deliver the correct bin to the workstations, all in real time.
At your command
You'll find a network connection to your warehouse, a network switch, and the controller PC. This is the physical interface to your Pio system, simplifying the planning and scheduling of tasks.
Always on the job
It plans and asssigns tasks to robots in real time. It's constantly logging bin and robot positions and runs diagnostic troubleshooting using XHandler, if there's ever a robot error.
W: 550 mm L: 600 mm H: 705 mm (W: 1.8 feet) (L: 1.9 feet) (H: 2.3 feet)
70 kg (397 lbs)
150 Watts (normal operation) 1,000 Watts (max)
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How is the system backed up?
All our system activity (including failures) is logged and traceable, backed up in a cloud-based storage system.
Does the system need to shut down if a robot jams on the grid?
No. In the most situations the system will continue running, while the AutoStore software will take over the failed robot and work to fix the situation. The system will only need to stop it the error is caused by a hardware failure, or if there is a risk of robot collision.
What ensures that the robots do not collide on the grid?
Pio's software plans and controls robot traffic to make sure our robots avoid any bumps or collisions. The robots continuously report their position to the software and their movements are controlled by a motor encoder and two track sensors for each direction.
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