The MLS is a magnetic line guidance sensor for navigating automated guided vehicles and carts. Navigation is done by aligning the sensor to the center of the magnetic lane. The sensor reliably differentiates between up to three lanes. The vehicle can therefore maneuver through branches and lane junctions with no problem. When selecting the magnetic band and the installation height, the MLS allows for a lot of freedom and is available in different variants with various detection ranges. This enables high flexibility when it comes to design and retrofitting. Magnetic marks for additional vehicle commands can be attached to the side next to the lane. An integrated inertial measuring unit supports vehicle navigation with information on the position of the sensor.
At a glance
Detection of magnetic lines for line guidance
Detection of switches: Up to 3 lanes at a time
Resolution 1 mm, repeatability 1 mm
CANopen, Modbus RTU RS-485
Detection of control marks
IP65, IP67, IP68
Variants with measuring ranges of 100 mm to 1,000 mm
Integrated inertial measuring unit
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