Leuze AMS 200 Absolute Measuring System

By Balluff

The position of moving plant and machine parts can be measured with hitherto unattainable accuracy using the new AMS 200 laser distance measuring devices. In addition, a logical design concept offers simple operation and maximum ease of installation.

Optical distance measurement based on the light propagation principle using red light laser is a tried-and-tested method for permanent position sensing of moving plant and machine parts such as for example rack handling systems, portal crane gantries, travelling trolleys or transfer bridges. With the AMS 200 Absolute Measuring System, Leuze electronic is setting new standards as regards accuracy, data transparency, handling and design. Measured positions are reproduced with millimetric accuracy up to a range of 200 meters. Thanks to the most modern laser technology and manufacturing processes, extreme accuracy of ±3 millimetres is ensured over a measuring distance of 200 metres.
The reduced tolerances of the devices in relation to each other allow simpler replacement and eliminate the need for teach-in of positions in installations of similar precision. The functionality and design are also unique. By combining laser technology with the most modern signal processors, the user receives an image of the actual values which can be used without limitation for positioning in position control circuits. Interfaces for Profibus DP and SSI are available at the same time. In the same way as the standardised M12 connection technology, they are accessible from the front. An operating display, also on the front, offers 100% transparency as regards current measuring values, set parameters or warning messages. Operation is intuitive by means of four buttons. An integrated alignment unit which enables easier positioning and adjustment of the laser is part of the design concept aimed at simple access and greater setting convenience.