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Previous solution

    Large space requirement
    Costly
    No operator feedback
    Complex
    Dedicated, expensive PLC

A leading automotive manufacturer operates one of the largest and most complex assembly plants in North America. Tire pressure readings were collected using a dedicated PLC, which controlled a series of proprietary and expensive ATEQ devices and antennas. Once the vehicle was in position, the PLC prompted the ATEQ device to collect the readings. The data was sent to the MES system without operator confirmation.

ARCX solution

    Smaller space requirement
    Inexpensive
    Operator feedback
    Simpler
    Multi-functional ARCX logic controller

As each pair of vehicle tires crosses the antenna line, the ARCX Logic Controller sequences two ATEQ units to measure the pressure of each tire and record its ID. The ARCX device displays the test results to an operator for confirmation, then forwards the data to the MES system.