With safePXV, a contact-free, safe absolute positioning as per SIL 3/PL e can be done with only one sensor for the first time. Be it for use in stacker cranes in material handling or for exact positioning of electric monorail conveyors (EMC) in assembly lines—due to its easy commissioning and a user-friendly handling, the positioning system is suited for a large number of different applications.
The globally unique safePGV positioning system is predestined for navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGV). Besides absolute positioning, the sensor provides all values needed for reliable steering. Besides, the sensor permanently ensures the minimum distance between the AGVs, guaranteeing safety of all people working around them. This is all done with only one sensor in accordance SIL 3/PL e.
One module to support the different Ethernet communication protocols PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT: the Ethernet IO Modules establish communication between the central control and the field level. Thanks to the integrated IO-Link master function IO-Link sensors and actors can be easily connected to fieldbus modules. This opens up a variety of new possibilities—be it for parameterization, diagnosis or maintenance.
For efficient and easy scan processes and data collection in hazardous areas and harsh industrial environments, the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom offers a comprehensive portfolio of intrinsically safe handheld computers, barcode scanners, RFID readers, tablets and smartphones.