Automated conveyor systems are gaining ground in in-plant material flow. The automatic systems are cost-efficient, offer optimized space utilization and enable high speeds. In order to steer them to their place of use without gaps and with millimeter precision, exact positioning is required.
In contrast to its sister product, the APOS Magnetic Touchless ensures a contactless process. While it is also based on a magnetic code tape, the reading head is guided along the code tape by a guide carriage in a fully contactless, wear-free manner. The system can be combined with the VAHLE MKH or KBH conductor systems, or it can be used separately as an empty housing.
The system also requires no referencing for absolute position determination. This allows the current position to be available immediately after switching on or after a voltage loss. The magnetic method is resistant to moisture, dust and changing light conditions, and works absolutely reliably in any position.
As a leading supplier of magnetic positioning systems, VAHLE has many years of market experience.
Like its sister product, the APOS Magnetic Touchless is compatible with other components for energy supply (vPOWER), data transmission (vCOM) and control (vDRIVE) and is available as a system solution.
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