Positioning of rail-mounted shuttles during the material handling process

Proper positioning of outdoor rail-mounted transfer cars and product shuttles during the material handling process is simple with the help of a linear encoder. The encoder’s several magnetic heads are buried in concrete between the shuttles’ rails while the encoder is mounted underneath the moving shuttle. The non-contact, accurate measuring system identifies each shuttle’s position on the track. Since the vehicles’ track isn’t necessarily straight, the linear encoder is able to reliably manage the track’s curves. Outdoor vehicle positioning could not be easier.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Non-contact length measurement – maintenance-free, rugged, long service life
    • High reproducibility (0.3 mm / 1 mm), high system resolution (0.1 mm)
    • SSI and PROFIBUS interfaces
    • Determination of absolute position
    • Measuring lengths of up to 1,700 m possible
    • Can be used in harshest ambient conditions
    • High traversing speeds of up to 6.6 m/s
    • Distance tolerance between read head and measuring element: up to 55 mm ± 20 mm possible