Sensor Solutions for Material Handling

From high-bay warehouses to conveyor technology—here you can find the ideal solutions for your application!


Comprehensive Portfolio

From high-bay warehouses to conveyor technology—our comprehensive product portfolio offers the ideal solutions for your individual applications. You'll enjoy easy handling and seamless integraton into your application process.
Pepperl+Fuchs offers tailor-made solutions for their customers.

Tailor-Made Solutions

Pepperl+Fuchs continuously engineers new solutions for material handling, tailored to the demands of the industry and our customers.
Long-time expertise in material handling.

An Experienced Market Leader

With more than 70 years of experience in industrial automation, Pepperl+Fuchs has successfully solved a diverse range of applications and is continuosly developing new technologies to make your processes more reliable and efficient.
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Your success is important to us: Create safe and efficient processes and upgrade your plant to Industry 4.0 with intelligent sensor technology from Pepperl+Fuchs!

Sensors for Every Area of Material Handling

Whether automated storage and retrieval system, conveyor system, automated guided vehicle (AGV), industrial truck, or crane, sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are used in all areas of material handling. Watch the video to learn how the right solution can prevent collisions, enable safe navigation, or reliably detect positions.

Conveyor Technology

Conveyor Technology

G20 ZPA roller module for use in conveyor technology.
Intelligent buffer system for conveyor technology

With the new G20 ZPA roller module, the infeed of packages on conveyor belts can be adjusted to match the rate of packages leaving the conveyor belt—individually and without time-consuming programming … Learn more

Pallet Detector
Sensor Solution for Pallet Detection on Conveyor Lines

In order to detect different types of pallets on conveyor lines, Pepperl+Fuchs has developed a modular sensor solution: The Pallet Detector consists of an application-specific sensor bracket that can be combined with a photoelectric or an ultrasonic sensor, depending on the pallet type ... Learn more

Efficiently Monitoring Conveyor Belt Utilization

Pepperl+Fuchs offers the most efficient solution on the market for monitoring the occupancy of a conveyor belt: the Contour2D sensor system only requires a single LiDAR sensor and can be commissioned quickly and easily … Learn more

R202 Series
Reliable detection—even with foil-wrapped pallets

With the R202 series, Pepperl+Fuchs offers standard photoelectric sensors in cubic design that have been specially designed for material handling. A variant for clear-object detection reliably detects foil-wrapped pallets without dead band. Integrated solid metal bushings ensure reliable and stable mounting ... Learn more

Ethernet IO modules with IO-Link master for use in conveyor technology
Increasing process transparency

Ethernet IO modules with IO-Link master offer a versatile automation solution and a real-time data transfer by quickly and easily connecting field devices with the upper-level bus system. Additionally, they feature comprehensive diagnostic functions that help improve transparency during the process … Learn more

M18 Application
Rugged solution for standard applications

The photoelectric cylindrical sensors of the M18 series are optimized for standard applications in conveyor technology. Side-looker versions with a shortened design measuring 40 mm enable not only space-saving installation from below, but also a view around the corner. At the same time, the metal housing and metal threads offer high mechanical stability ... Learn more

Safety sensors for use in danger zones
Safety sensors for use in danger zones

Personnel protection is increasingly important in automated processes. Contract-free protective devices like safety light barriers with the corresponding safety control units ensure that a stop is applied when unauthorized access is detected or if a danger zone is breached … Learn more

Load Handling
Efficient Load Handling

Picking up, securing, and transporting loads presents numerous challenges for automated guided vehicles. Pepperl+Fuchs offers a broad portfolio of compact and robust sensors that are ideal for use in automated guided vehicles—from docking to load positioning and detection to load identification ... Learn more

Navigation and Guidance
Precise Navigation and Guidance

To achieve the highest possible throughput in material handling, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) must be reliably navigated in every situation. Whether free navigation, floor-based navigation, or motion tracking—state-of-the-art technologies from Pepperl+Fuchs enable precise navigation and guidance ... Learn more

Automated Guided Vehicles

Sensors for AGV

High-Bay Warehouses

Material Handling High Rack Warehouse

R2000 Detection scanner detects broken pallets.
Safe and intelligent compartment assignment

Defective pallets can lead to collisions during automatic compartment assignment in high-bay warehouses, causing major property damage. Due to its extra plane scanning axis, the R2000 Detection scanner reliably detects and displays even small fragments of broken pallets … Learn more

VOC Event Camera
Reliable monitoring in high-bay warehouses

Automated high-bay warehouses with stacker cranes are designed to create maximum throughput while avoiding breakdowns and downtime. The industrial event camera is mounted directly on the stacker crane and monitors the storage and retrieval processes so that employees can take immediate action in the event of malfunctions … Learn more

R1000 distance sensor
Precise positioning of stacker cranes

Stacker cranes require vertical and horizontal positioning with accuracy down to a millimeter. The R1000 distance sensor is ideally suited for this demanding task: Equipped with Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT), it enables high-precision distance measurement for optimal positioning. ... Learn more

LS682 optical data coupler ensures communication with rack feeders or shuttle cars.
Permanent communication with rack feeders or shuttle cars

Optical data couplers ensure a bidirectional Ethernet-based communication with rack feeders or shuttle cars. With a constant transfer rate, the LS682 optical data coupler enables a stable connection over a distance 300 m. It works completely wear-free and ensures smooth processes … Learn more

R10x Series of Photoelectric Sensors
Diffuse mode sensors ensure compartment detection in high rack warehouses

The R10x series of photoelectric sensors combines different photoelectric functions in one compact housing. These sensors can be easily adapted to the demands of a specific application. The diffuse mode sensors with background suppression are ideal for compartment detection … Learn more

Identification Systems

Identification Systems in Material Handling

RFID for use in material handling.
Increasing efficiency with RFID

Due to their resistance to dirt and dust and the different frequency ranges (LF, HF, UHF), RFID systems are used in diverse fields of applications. Whether for picking goods or during final automobile assembly—with an improved transparency, RFID systems reduce administrative errors and make processes more efficient ... Learn more

F800 UHF RFID gate reader solution
Gate reader solution for seamless transparency

The RFID gate reader solution from Pepperl+Fuchs creates seamless transparency when detecting large quantities of RFID tags. The cost-effective system is based on powerful, standardized UHF RFID technology and is specially optimized for use in logistics applications, such as tracking incoming and outgoing goods … Learn more

Optical identification systems for use in material handling.
Precise identification under demanding environmental conditions

Optical identification systems are easily adapted to different applications and reliably detect objects even under complex conditions—like in high speed or high temperature applications … Learn more

intrinsically safe mobile devices for use in material handling.
Safe identification in hazardous areas

With solutions for mobile safety and communication, customer applications can be quickly and easily digitized. Intrinsically safe mobile devices from ecom are available as handheld computers, barcode scanners and RFID readers, tablets, or smartphones that can be used in both harsh industrial environments and hazardous areas … Learn more


Positioning systems for use in material handling.

PXV positioning system for use in material handling.
Positioning system PXV enables reliable positioning

The DataMatrix positioning system PXV is equipped with a 2-D-read head, consisting of a camera module with a built-in light unit. The read head reads and decodes position marks that are printed as two-dimensional Data Matrix codes on a self-adhesive code band … Learn more

safePXV positioning system for use in material handling.
Safe positioning in accordance with SIL 3/PL e

For the first time, the safePXV positioning system allows absolute positioning in accordance with SIL 3/PL e using only one sensor. Due to its easy handling, it is suitable for a wide range of applications—like exact positioning of electric monorail conveyors (EMC) in assembly lines, or for use in stacker cranes … Learn more

WCS positioning encoding system for use in material handling.
Precise positioning in harsh environments

The absolute WCS positioning encoding system reliably determines the location of transport units and transported goods. A robust outdoor version is designed for outdoor areas with harsh conditions, like ports, offshore applications or in waste incineration plants … Learn more


Connectivity Portfolio
Cables, Connectors, and Splitters for Industrial Automation
Cables, Connectors, and Splitters for Industrial Automation

The connectivity portfolio ranges from sensor cables to field connectors, junction blocks, sensor-actuator splitters, sensor-actuator receptacles, and data connectors. By providing you with sensors and the corresponding connection components from a single source, we boost your productivity and increase the availability of your machines and plants ... Learn more

bulk raw cable
Bulk Raw Cable for Your Individual Application

Pepperl+Fuchs offers bulk raw cable of industrial quality from German and European cable production, which is ideally suited for use with field-assembled connectors. The different raw cable variants are available in practical 100-meter rings as well as in small ... Learn more

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