The SEER general-purpose controller SRC-2000 is the most widely applied type, with full functions, strong performance, and diversified interfaces, making it the best choice for integrators and terminal factories to manufacture AMRs.
As we are expanding our customer base, we find that some customers do not need all the functions of SRC-2000 though it is widely used and fully functional to cater to our customers. For them, SRC-2000 [breaks a fly on the wheel] and increases their actual costs.
We also notice that most machines, equipment, and devices are smart and automatic in a factory that has been intelligently upgraded. To improve the efficiency in a factory, we should integrate AMRs and other intelligent devices closely while maintaining good control over AMRs. This is a big challenge because devices have different models and are sourced from different suppliers.
So, is there any controller that is much more cost-performance? Is there any controller suitable for other intelligent devices inside a factory?
To explore this huge, undeveloped segment market, on September 2021, SEER officially launched its entry-level mobile robot controller SRC-800 which is independently developed.
Compared with the SRC-2000 controller, SRC-800 is perfectly "cost-performance". Its more affordable price does not compromise its function, performance, and user experience. SRC-800 can be used in various scenarios and navigation modes to build different types of AMRs. It is the supreme one among entry-level controllers.
As a member of the SEER SRC family, SRC-800 inherits the habitual technical advantages of SEER intelligent products, including environmental universality, operation visualization, multi-vehicle consistency, and scheduling versatility, under the support of strong basic functions and system software.
On its small and compact 172*115*33mm body, SRC-800 has diversified interfaces, including 10 for DI and 10 for DO, and supporting multiple isolated CAN buses and 485 Bus. It has functions such as the one-button startup, multi-port switch, built-in gyroscope, built-in temperature and humidity sensor, manual charging detection, and battery communication port.
From the perspective of market positioning, SRC-800 is slightly inferior to SRC-2000 in terms of functional diversity and performance. However, SRC 800 makes a wise trade-off among the advanced optional functions of SRC-2000 to be a niche product that is [Small but Refined] to cater to our customers.
SRC-800-Q for QR Code Navigation:
It is used for QR code-based AMR navigation. It can be connected with a QR code scanner and an obstacle avoidance laser, supporting jack, and servo control.
SRC-800-T with a Single Laser Chassis:
It is used for building economical AMRs, supporting single-laser SLAM navigation and jacking.
In addition to AMR control, SRC-800 can also control automatic charging piles, automatic doors, elevators/escalators, traffic lights, RGVs, hoists, and stackers, among others. Together with SEER's RDS, it realizes overall control and unified scheduling of the whole factory under a unified dispatch interface framework.
It saves operators from device interfacing. In case of any problem at any link, under the same protocol and technical architecture, operators can quickly locate faults, simplifying the debugging and troubleshooting process, increasing the overall efficiency of the factory, and bolstering the intelligent transformation and automatic expansion of the factory.
To embed the same type of controllers into different intelligent equipment within a factory, the deployment efficiency matters a lot. SRC-800 enables extremely fast deployment that is far beyond your imagination. It enables users to deploy plantwide facilities in a unified way under the same control framework and system software of SEER, realizing one-stop operations and avoiding numerous problems.
In addition to the initial deployment, the plant-wide energy consumption in the later stage is also our customers' focus. SRC-800 features lower consumption and higher performance: 10W ultra-low energy consumption, largely increasing the standby time; a multi-core heterogeneous ARM processor for complex use scenarios; dual-band Wi-Fi for fast roaming; and an optional NB-IOT for diversified networking requirements.