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Optical Distance measurement with PROFIBUS SSI or INTERBUS from Leuze electronic

Leuze electronic has been solving the challenges of industrial automation for over 40 years. Well known for being the leader in optical sensors, ‘the sensor people’ also specialise in distance measurement and positioning using laser "time-of-flight" technology.

The large distances seen on warehouse stacker cranes and lifts, or on gantry cranes are ably served by the AMS200, which provides accuracy of 3mm with a range of up to 200 metres. Even longer range versions are available for the extra large warehouses etc.

Interfacing with the AMS200 is made easy by having a product range that supports either RS232, PROFIBUS and SSI, or RS232 and INTERBUS connectivity. Programming of the AMS200 is made easier with GSD files readily available.

Using the AMS 200 is simple with its integrated control panel, and its high visibility display. Even when powered up straight out of the box and pointed at a compatible reflector, it will show the distance reading on the inbuilt display, without any setup. Additionally, the unit can itself calculate and output speed values directly.

The range offers integrated heating enabling the unit to withstand temperatures as low as -30°C. If the installation requires it, a mirror unit provides 90° of deflection for the laser for example to avoid contamination falling onto the unit, or just to ease installation.

Ease of installation is important to Leuze electronic across all of its range. The AMS200 is superior to its competitors because it enables the adjustment of the laser to the reflector by adjusting the unit itself, not its mounting bracket. These adjustment screws are front facing and are easily accessed, which is the kind of careful design that wins Leuze electronic loyal customers and makes Leuze electronic people proud to call themselves ‘the sensor people’.

The AMS 200 model range can be configured with distance measurement ranges of 40, 120 and 200 metres and can come with heating and a selection of interface types.

Leuze electronic ‘the sensor people’ are the specialists for Detection, Identification, and Protection in numerous applications and industries. 8,500 products are detailed in product catalogues and industry specific brochures that are available online at www.leuze.co.uk

Leuze electronic ‘the sensor people’ are committed to being the supplier of choice by providing industry leading customer service and products. The extensive product range and a global presence enable Leuze electronic to serve manufacturers, integrators and end users across many applications and industries.

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