Electrified rubber tired gantry crane lane assistance

Electrified gantry cranes must be kept a certain distance away from the bus bar in order to maintain the correct electrical contact or to prevent damages. Optical distance sensors are used to perform non-contact measurements near the bus bar. The DT35 distance sensor measures the distance between the bus bar and a point on the gantry crane. When the rail surface is uneven, a laser scanner is an excellent alternative. A laser scanner scans the bus bar and the area surrounding it in real time without any mechanical adjustments and provides many more measurement data points between the bus bar and the crane. The crane controller can then correct the distance immediately if it is not correct. Laser scanners also provide collision avoidance in the crane's direction of travel.

  • Following product families can be used
    Compact and economical, even in harsh environments
    • Efficient and cost-effective 2D LiDAR sensors for measuring ranges of up to 50 m
    • Outstanding performance whatever the weather, thanks to multi-echo technology and intelligent algorithms
    • Rugged, compact housing with enclosure rating up to IP 67, integrated heating, and a temperature range of –40 °C to +60 °C
    • Variants for security applications with relay outputs and VdS certification available
    • Measurement data output via Ethernet interface in real time
    • Number of digital outputs can be expanded via external CAN modules
    • Highest reliability, ambient light immunity and best price/performance ratio thanks to HDDM technology
    • Measuring range of 0.05 m to 12 m for natural objects or 0.2 m to 35 m for reflective tape
    • Devices with analog and digital output, or just switching
    • Infrared or red emitted light in laser class 1 or 2
    • Repeatability: 0.5 mm to 5 mm
    • Compact housing size
    • IO-Link
    • DT35-S - Certified to ISO 13849 (PL b) and IEC 62998 (PC B)