Position determination of a crane

The position of the crane must be detected automatically. Outdoor use and long distances present substantial challenges to the measuring system, often characterized by uneven measuring distances such as railways. The KH53 linear encoder operates over a distance of up to 1,700 m even in harsh environments.

  • 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