Symeo GmbH

Press Release: robust radio positioning and telemetry systems for the steel industry

The robust Symeo positioning and telemetry systems are especially designed for the use in challenging steel environments such as under dirt, dust, steam, smoke, vibrations and extreme temperatures.


Neubiberg (Germany), May 05, 2015 – At METEC, Symeo GmbH will be presenting components and system solutions for reliable, continuous crane and vehicle positioning, distance measurement and anti-collision in the steel industry. The robust radio-based Symeo technology is especially designed for the use under difficult weather and environment conditions like dirt, dust, steam, smoke, vibrations and extreme temperatures. One highlight will be the new wireless system LPR®-1D24 which offers centimeter-precise distance measurement at long ranges up to 1,000 meters and simultaneous wireless data transfer. Symeo will present the flexible, cost-effective sensor solutions for indoor and outdoor applications in hall 3, booth F47 (Düsseldorf/Germany, 16 – 20 June).

The patented LPR® technology precisely determines the exact position of cranes and vehicles, which transport and storage steel products such as slabs, coils, heavy plates and metal sheets. In an environment, where steam, smoke, vibrations and high temperatures are common, the robust sensors work fault-tolerant and maintenance-free. The precise radio location system complemented with D-GNSS (Differential Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS, Galileo and Glonass) enables metal operators to determine the exact location of steel products with an accuracy threshold of a few centimeters – both indoors and outdoors. The positioning solutions are also deployed to reliably avoid collisions between vehicles, cranes and objects.

Symeo´s precise systems are installed worldwide in the metal industry to make material throughput, warehouse management as well as production processes more secure and efficient.

New wireless system for distance measurement and data transmission

The focus at METEC will be particularly on the new wireless system: LPR®-1D24. Only a single pair of sensors is required to achieve long-range measurements over a distance of up to 1,000 meters. At the same time the device can capture crane and vehicle data, such as the payload or loading status, and transmit the information over the built-in LPR® wireless channel without influencing WiFi networks.



About Symeo GmbH

Symeo GmbH develops and markets products and solutions for precise, contact-free and maintenance-free position detection, distance measurement and collision avoidance of road/rail vehicles and cranes. Furthermore, the company develops certified, customer-specific telemetry and smart metering solutions. Products from Symeo are designed to be especially robust for applications in rough environments.

With its LPR® products, Symeo offers a wireless-based, real-time-capable measurement system that is ideally suited for industrial applications. Symeo has several years of experience in the development of cost-effective, customer-specific industrial solutions on the basis of LPR® and GNSS positioning technology (GNSS = Global Navigation Satellite Systems GPS, Glonass and Galileo).

The company delivers standardized products and complete solutions to system integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end customers worldwide.



Symeo GmbH,
Prof.-Messerschmitt-Straße 3,
85579 Neubiberg,

Telephone: +49 89 6607796-0,
Fax: +49 89 6607796-190
E-Mail: info@symeo.com,
Website: www.symeo.com