Sensors for positioning

At the right position with millimeter accuracy

With moving system parts that need to automatically work together, the positioning of parts or work pieces with millimeter accuracy is of great importance. We offer devices here with two operating principles. One is a laser distance measurement device that measures against a reflector and the other is a bar code positioning system that has a red light laser which determines the position and speed relative to a bar code tape.

Optical laser measurement systems

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The power of optical laser distance measurement

The AMS 300i sensor calculates distances to moving system parts contact-free, fast and with absolute precision at ranges up to 300 m. In cycles lasting just milliseconds, the laser distance measuring system provides the distances required for dynamic control functions with millimeter accuracy using a unique selection of Industrial Ethernet and fieldbus interfaces.

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Bar code positioning systems

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Position data without limit – "Infinite", curve-going and with millimeter accuracy

The read head of the bar code positioning system is moved along a bar code tape. It calculates the absolute position data in the direction of travel with millimeter accuracy up to a distance of 10,000m. The bar code tape is extremely simple to use and can be bonded both in straight lines and in curves. Maximum flexibility, simple mounting, transparent diagnosis as well as a large selection of integrated interfaces are the strengths of this system.

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Camera-based positioning sensors

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High-bay storage devices – from rough to fine positioning

The camera-based sensor is designed for the compartment fine positioning of chassis (X-axis) and lifting unit (Y-axis) of the high-bay storage device. Any deviations from the target reference position that occur during absolute positioning are thereby detected. The reference position is defined by simple bore holes (markers) in the steel profiles (crossbeams or columns) in the shelf compartments. If the bore hole is located in the working range (image field) of the sensor, it delivers the current position relative to the reference position via the integrated Ethernet TCP/IP interface or via 4 digital switching outputs. When the current absolute and reference positions match, the ideal positioning of the high-bay storage device is reached. Smallest size, simple operation, configuration via the integrated web server or directly on the sensor are just a few of the highlights of this device.

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Optical tracking

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Reach your goal quickly – optical tracking through edge detection

Optical tracking through edge detection is an economical option for automating driverless transportation systems. For expansive production and storage areas in which the routes of the vehicles frequently need to be changed, the OGS 600 is the optimum solution.

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