Vision-based sensor for precise control of double-depth position

The new IPS 400i from Leuze electronic is claimed to be the smallest camera-based positioning sensor on the market for double-depth compartment fine positioning. It helps high-bay storage devices to quickly and easily find the right rack.

With the new camera-based IPS 400i positioning sensor for high-bay storage devices, Leuze electronic is expanding its IPS range of products with a new model for optical compartment fine positioning. About a year ago, Leuze electronic introduced the IPS 200i, the smallest camera-based positioning sensor for single-depth, which is used for single depth pallet high racks and small-part container storage. The new IPS400i is just as compact as its sibling, the IPS 200i, and thus requires little space on the high-bay storage device - however, it detects round holes or reflectors not only in single-depth, but also double-depth bars and thus determines the position deviation relative to the target position in the X and Y directions.

This makes the new camera-based IPS 400i positioning sensor particularly suited for use in double-depth pallet high-bay warehouses. A model with integrated heating for use in refrigerated warehouses down to -30degC is also available. Both variants - IPS 200i and IPS 400i - offer the user simple and fast commissioning and operation. The sensors are put into operation using a web-based configuration tool with a user-controlled installation assistant (wizard). Printed configuration codes are read in without a PC via "Code Generator," which means that configuration adjustments can be made directly on the high-bay storage device. An alignment system consisting of four feedback LEDs further facilitates the commissioning process.

Due to its powerful, ambient-light-independent IR LED lighting, fault-free use in warehouse technology is possible with just one single device for a working range of up to 2400mm. With the integrated TCP/IP interface and PROFINET RT, the IPS 400i can be directly integrated into the network environment and enables quick, location-independent diagnostics. Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance take place using a quality score that detects deterioration in the reading performance of the sensor at an early stage. This minimises downtime and increases the availability and cost-effectiveness of the systems.

Go to www.leuze.co.uk to learn more about Leuze's new IPS 400i camera-based positioning sensor.

Leuze

Terek House, Sandpiper Court
Phoenix Park
St Neots
PE19 8EP
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1480 408500

mail@leuze.co.uk

www.leuze.co.uk

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