Positioning outdoor overhead traveling cranes

The crane’s position must be determined automatically. Outdoor use across long distances and under sometimes difficult measurement conditions, such as uneven measuring distances like railways, poses a great challenge to the measuring system. The KH53 linear encoder measures distances of up to 1,700 m, even under poor environmental conditions. With a resolution of 0.1 mm and a reproducibility of up to 0.3 mm, the KH53 is suitable for exact positioning tasks on overhead traveling cranes. Due to its absolute positioning functionality, the sensor provides the correct position immediately after being switched on, so a reference run of the crane is not necessary. The crane is ready for use instantly.

  • Following product families can be used
    For the harshest conditions - the heavy-duty linear encoder
    • 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