POSITION TRACKING SYSTEM
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced the WCS3B Read Head, part of the PosiTrack Position Tracking System. Designed to provide simplified installation and improved operational performance, the read head provides a 32 mm slot width, compared with the 25 mm slot width available from the existing WCS3A model. The result is increased reader/code rail misalignment tolerances of 20% on the horizontal axis and 40% on 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 floor-based 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.