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Leuze Electronic has launched the AMS200 absolute measuring system, which uses laser optics to measure distances of up to 200m within a tolerance of 3mm.

Typically used on high-bay warehouse applications, transfer stations, gantry crane positioning systems, or galvanic and other dipping lines, the AMS200 uses a laser and time-of-flight technology to provide a distance measurement ‘straight out of the box’.

The company said that an additional benefit that differentiates the unit is the built-in speed-monitoring calculation and output.

On a high-bay warehouse system, Leuze Electronic’s customers have said this extra functionality saves up to 30 per cent of their build cost.

As logistics warehouses increase in size, large distances are very common on gantry cranes and high-bay stacker crane systems.

Therefore, the unit has a range of up to 200m with an accuracy of 3mm or even further with slightly lower accuracy.

In fact, the signal processing and measurement technology calculate the position every 2 milliseconds, so that the 500 measured values per second give highly dynamic positioning data even at high speed, typically accurate to within 1mm.

Leuze Electronic said interfacing with the AMS200 is made easy with M12 connectors on the top face, offering Profibus and SSI as standard, or the options of Interbus connectivity.

Programming of the AMS200 is made easier with GSD files readily available.

Using the AMS 200 is simple with its integrated control panel and high-visibility display.

Even when powered up straight out of the box and pointed at a compatible reflector, it will show the distance reading on the inbuilt display, without any set-up.

The AMS200 also offers a diagnostic system that transmits a pre-failure message at the earliest sign of problems, helping to prevent or reduce lengthy downtime.

The option of integrated heating enables the unit to withstand temperatures as low as -30C, making it ideal for cold store warehouses.

If the installation requires it, a mirror unit provides 90-deg of deflection for the laser, for example, to avoid contamination falling onto the unit itself, or just to ease installation.

The AMS200 enables the adjustment of the laser to the reflector by adjusting the unit itself, not its mounting bracket.

These adjustment screws are front facing and are easily accessed.

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