PosiTrack consists of three basic components: a U-shaped read head; code rail and support hardware; and network and control interfaces. The read head optically scans a uniquely coded rail to determine a carrier mechanism’s position. An internal microprocessor translates a 48 sender/receiver LED array status into a 19-bit code, providing 0.8mm positional resolution over travel distances to 1,070 feet. Rail heads require no calibration, and sophisticated intelligence provides highly reliable data in challenging conditions, says the vendor.
Sub-millimeter Position Feedback
The SCS2A/WCS3A PosiTrack Position System is designed to bring fraction-of-a-millimeter position feedback to applications such as overhead monorails, gantry cranes, warehouse automation, galvanizing processes and conveyors.
Jul 1, 2006