Controlled load transfer to automated guided vehicle systems

Automated transfer of load carriers such as pallets or containers to and from conveyor belts requires a high degree of monitoring. Photoelectric retro-reflective sensors hereby assume various tasks such as querying of the assignment of the loading surface, gap monitoring between the vehicle and transfer station or protrusion monitoring. In order to satisfy all applications, the SICK product portfolio offers photoelectric sensors in a wide range of designs such as the WLR, R/IR ZoneControl photoelectric retro-reflective sensors or GL6 miniature photoelectric sensors.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Three mounting types: mounting between the rollers (R/IR), mounting on the side frame (ZLM), or mounting above the belt (WLR)
    • Three types of logic: single feed, single feed with sleep function, block (slug) feed
    • Up to 50 ZoneControl solutions can be connected in series.
    • Fully animated simulation to ease selection and implementation
    • Standard cut lengths of 1 m (3 ft) or 2 m (6 ft)

    • PinPoint LED and class 1 laser variants
    • SICK ASIC, the result of decades of experience with photoelectric sensors
    • Photoelectric proximity sensors with background suppression, energetic photoelectric proximity sensors, and through-beam photoelectric sensors
    • ABS plastic housing and V4A stainless-steel 1.4404 (316L) housing
    • Enclosure ratings IP67 and IP69K

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