Positioning of outdoor cranes

Precise crane positioning can be achieved by using the rugged KH53 linear encoder. To properly determine the crane’s x-axis, this non-contact, virtually maintenance-free linear measuring system mounted on the crane’s column. This encoder determines the crane’s absolute position by sensing the integrated magnets buried parallel to the rails on which the crane runs. This accurate linear encoder can measure up to 1,700 m at speeds up to 6.6 m/s. The KH53 is an ideal solution in harsh environments with superior background suppression and immunity to cross talk from other sensors.

  • 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