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Line guidance and grid localization
MLS

The sensor for magnetic line guidance

Your Benefits

  • Rugged aluminum housing
  • Easy installation: Thin housing design and different measurement area variants
  • Quick commissioning without configuration. Optional configuration and visualization via a user interface.
  • Large ground clearance: 10 mm to 70 mm of distance to the magnetic band can be installed
  • Safe lane detection and differentiation of up to 3 lanes for intersections and lane junctions
  • Monitoring of magnetic strength of the guidance lane
  • Easy and reliable detection of command marks (STOP, MERGE, SPEED CHANGE)
  • Support of vehicle navigation due to integrated inertial measuring unit

Overview

The sensor for magnetic line guidance

The MLS is a magnetic line guidance sensor for navigating automated guided vehicles and carts. Navigation is done by aligning the sensor to the center of the magnetic lane. Sensor positions are transmitted to the vehicle control via a CANopen interface. The sensor reliably differentiates between up to three lanes. The vehicle can therefore maneuver through branches and lane junctions with no problem. When selecting the magnetic band and the installation height, the MLS allows for a lot of freedom and is available in different variants with various detection ranges. This enables high flexibility when it comes to design and retrofitting.
Magnetic marks for additional vehicle commands can be attached to the side next to the lane. An integrated inertial measuring unit supports vehicle navigation with information on the position of the sensor.

At a glance
  • Detection of magnetic lines for line guidance
  • Detection of switches: Up to 3 lanes at a time
  • Resolution 1 mm, repeatability 1 mm
  • CANopen interface
  • Detection of control marks
  • IP65, IP67, IP68
  • Variants with measuring ranges of 100 mm to 1,000 mm
  • Integrated inertial measuring unit

 

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