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APOS Optic

The production lines of modern industry are becoming increasingly intelligent. The degree of networking of the systems is rising rapidly – and with it the demands on process reliability. Automatically controlled conveyor systems along assembly lines must therefore be positioned with millimeter precision under all conditions.

VAHLE has developed an optical positioning system that meets this requirement at all times. Two cameras integrated in the reading head optically scan a DataMatrix code along the line and determine the absolute position without any reference movement. By simultaneously detecting up to six code fields, gaps of 40 millimeters can be reliably traversed. Integrated LED illumination ensures reliable detection even in demanding environments.

The code tape can be integrated into the support profile of the conveyor system by means of an aluminum rail or glued directly onto a continuous steel structure.

The APOS Optic is optimized for combination with the VAHLE vDRIVE drive control system and is also compatible with various conductor systems (vPOWER) from VAHLE. If required, the APOS Optic can be supplemented with additional components for data transmission (vCOM) and designed as a system solution.

In addition, a comprehensive diagnostic kit is available to optimally align the read heads and also ensures comprehensive diagnosis of the system in the event of a fault.

Your Vision. Our Solution.

  • Absolute position value
  • Contactless process
  • Plant lengths up to 10 km
  • Extensive diagnostic kit
  • Compact dimensions
  • Simple installation of the read head on the base plate of the current collector
  • Low susceptibility to errors due to DataMatrix code
  • High compatibility with various conductor systems and control systems
Technical data - Electrical
Operating voltage 24 VDC
Current consumption 130 mA
Code tape DataMatrix code tape
Guide Non-contact system
Measurement type Absolute
Protection class IP54
Technical data - Mechanical
Max. travel speed 180 m/min
Max. suspension distance 0,6 m
Technical data - System
Protocols RS485, SSI, PROFINET / PROFIsafe
Max. system length 10.000 m
Operating conditions
Operating temperature 0°C to +60°C
Application Indoor systems

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  • Installation planning
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance, repair and inspections
  • Modernization of existing plants (retrofit)
  • Direct repair service by VAHLE
  • Multi-level training possibilities
  • Fault diagnosis

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