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Success Story - Increased Productivity and Availability:

Volkswagen AG Successfully Uses PSI Technics' Positioning Solution System for Automotive Logistics

Dear Valued Customer -

At the beginning of a new year I wish you every success as well as fruitful ideas for the months that lie ahead, hoping that at year-end you will be able to look back at many successful and positive accomplishments.
The team at PSI Technics would like to accompany you on your successful path. With the Positioning Solution System we offer you an innovative solution that will increase the efficiency of your processes even further. Lower your repair and maintenance costs and benefit from increased throughput and availability.

Retrofitting the ICS5000L to PSI Technics state-of-the-art Positioning Solution System completely fulfilled Volkswagen AG's expectations for a new positioning solution. Read more about this project in our application report.

Innovative technology rewards you with accomplishment. That's what we stand for.


Karl-Heinz Förderer
President and CEO


The Positioning Solution System in operation at Volkswagen AG's retrofitted warehouse in Wolfsburg, Germany, where Golf, Golf Plus and Tiguan vehicle bodies are stored.



Project Scope:
Replacing Trimble ICS5000L systems installed on the traveling and retractable axles of 4 stacker cranes with PSI Technics' Positioning Solution System.

Project Duration:
On average 1 day per stacker crane.

The Challenge:
  • Seamless integration of the new positioning system into the client's existing facility.
  • Approximately 6000 runs per day on each axis, retractable axle movements up to a height of 65.6 ft (20 m).
  • A very high level of reliability, throughput and long-term availability.
The Solution:
  • Replacing the existing Trimble ICS units with a single Positioning Solution System.
  • Easy integration - continued use of installed components such as PLCs, converters and motor drives.
  • Simplified system layout due to modular hardware configuration.
  • The characterization ensures that control parameters are optimized automatically.
  • Ethernet-based communication enables remote assistance and the use of additional features.
  • No programming skills required.
  • Failure detection enables proactive troubleshooting.
  • Reduced repair and maintenance costs.
  • The new system eliminates creeping speed to guarantee the high throughput required by Volkswagen.
  • The Positioning Solution System increases the availability, precision and efficiency of the installation.
  • Prevents costly downtimes.
  • The modernization of the remaining six stacker cranes in the client's high-bay warehouse is currently in the planning stage.
Click here to download the complete application report as a PDF file.


Name Change
To date, we have been using the abbreviation "PSS" in connection with our Positioning Solution System. We have recently learned that the abbreviation has been registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office as a protected word mark for a programmable safety controller available to the Engineering industry by Pilz GmbH & Co. KG in Ostfildern, Germany. Pilz GmbH & Co. KG informed PSI Technics about this and asked us to subsequently notify our customers accordingly. Because we have been using the abbreviation PSS in our brochures, we were asked to withdraw the corresponding material from circulation. Therefore, please destroy any materials related to the Positioning Solution System that may currently be in your possession. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be sending you updated materials about the latest version of our Positioning Solution System and will refrain from using the abbreviation PSS for the above-mentioned reasons. Click the following link to download the updated product materials:
Thank you for your understanding.

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