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Material Handling

From logistics centers to warehouses and airports, reliable material handling is very useful in material flow systems. Goods have to be quickly and accurately distributed to their intended destination. Safety and efficiency throughout the process are key factors. Sensor solutions from Pepperl+Fuchs ensure smooth processes in intralogistics, fast transport of goods, and optimal use of storage spaces. Applications range from identification, positioning, collision prevention, and data transfer.

Sensor Solutions for All Material Handling Applications

Our product highlights for material handling applications

Application solutions for warehouses

Applications on stock feeders and load suspension devices in high-bay warehouses and refrigerated stores include:

  • Precise positioning of the driving and lifting unit in X and Y directions
  • Safe speed monitoring of the stock feeder or load suspension device
  • Reliable overhang control for safe transport of goods
  • Compartment detection for reliable monitoring of the rack compartment
  • Gap control prevents lane collisions
  • Precise distance measurement with high-speed data transfer to and from the controller

Application solutions for automated transport systems

Application solutions for automated transport systems like continuous conveyors, overhead conveyors, cranes, automated guided vehicles, and forklifts:

  • Reliable identification of pallets, containers, or goods
  • Overhang control for safe transport of goods
  • Precise positioning and distance measurement prevents collisions
  • Exact object height measurement for optimal use of storage space
  • Mobile data storage for quality assurance
  • Speed, height, and inclination monitoring for safety of people and materials


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