Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the WCS3B Read Head, the newest member of the PosiTrack position tracking system. The PosiTrack system ensures accuracy in applications like overhead monorails, gantry cranes, and automated warehouses. PosiTrack operates using a read head that optically scans a uniquely coded rail to determine a carrier mechanism's position.
Designed to provide simplified installation and improved operational performance, the WCS3B read head features a 32mm slot width, compared with the 25mm slot width available from the existing WCS3A model. The result is increased reader/code rail misalignment tolerances of 20 percent on the horizontal axis and 40 percent on the vertical axis. Increased read head slot width allows for a more forgiving installation, and once installed, allows the reader to negotiate tighter bends when following curved travel paths.
The larger slot size improves monitoring of overhead or floorbased conveyors, automated warehouse equipment, and lift/lower equipment. Like the WCS3A, the WCS3B read head offers stand-alone mounting, integral diagnostic and power LEDs, a velocity output, and an optional 7-segment display for detailed position and diagnostic feedback. The addition of an M12 quick disconnect increases durability and boosts the environmental protection rating to IP67.
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