Positioning of multiple indoor cranes

Positioning of multiple indoor cranes during material handling is an important task for ensuring proper positioning and avoiding overhead collisions. To best manage this process, an OLM200 linear measurement sensor determines the crane’s current position using bar code tape mounted along the length of the crane’s track. The bar code tape can be placed along a curve, free roaming path, incline, decline or straight line. The OLM200 accurately determines the crane’s correct position with an excellent repeatability of up to 0.15 mm – even if multiple cranes are on the same runway.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Highly accurate camera-based bar code positioning system
    • Traversing speeds of up to 7 m/s can be achieved
    • Wear and maintenance-free thanks to camera technology
    • Adjustable resolution as low as 0.1 mm
    • Output of position and speed data, as well as pre-failure notifications via fieldbus interfaces
    • Wide operating temperature range from –30 °C to +60 °C