The OLS is a line guidance sensor based on luminescence technology. It detects conventional luminescent adhesive tape regardless of the background, contamination or surface defects and reliably outputs the deviation from the center of the lane. Lane shifts can be made flexibly with adhesive tape and are also possible in small curve radii of up to 0.5 m. In addition, the OLS offers the option of reading 1D codes and thus transmitting various information and drive commands in the event of an overrun. A CANopen, RS-485, IO-Link and an Ethernet interface with integrated web server enable simple installation and commissioning. The OLS is therefore the most cost-effective solution for line guidance with a focus on ruggedness and flexibility.
At a glance
Detection of luminescent adhesive tape
Very high signal-to-noise ratio (~1:1,000)
180 mm reading field (up to 3 lanes can be read)
Output of deviation from lane center point, land width and reading out of bar codes
Able to withstand ambient light, contamination and glare
Compensation for surface defects
Measurement accuracy: ± 1 mm
CANopen, RS-485 or Ethernet TCP/IP or IO-Link
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Based on the luminescence principle, the OLS optical line guidance sensor offers increased ruggedness. The OLS can be used with one and the same lane regardless of the surface type and stably detects the lane even when soiled or slightly damaged. This reduces maintenance costs and downtimes of the vehicles.
Reliable lane detection, able to withstand contamination and damage: The OLS offers more process reliability thanks to luminescence technology.
Flexible line guidance through large reading field and 1D code reading function
Thanks to its large reading field of 180 mm, the OLS is able to stably master curved trajectories even at high speeds and small radii. Even for lane branches or merges it can read up to three lanes. The 1D code reading function allows positioning based on landmarks or the transmission of route commands.
Fully flexible line guidance thanks to the large reading field; the simultaneous detection of up to three lanes and the 1D code reading function make further landmarks unnecessary and save time in routing.