Read Head offers fraction-of-a-millimeter feedback.

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Part of PosiTrack(TM) Position Tracking System, WCS3B Read Head provides 32 mm slot width, allowing reader to negotiate tight bends when following curved travel paths. Size of slot facilitates monitoring of overhead or floor-based conveyors, automated warehouse equipment, and lift/lower equipment. Offering stand-alone mounting, read head includes integral diagnostic and power LEDs, velocity output, and optional 7-segment display for detailed position and diagnostic feedback.



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Enhancements to PosiTrack(TM) Position Tracking System Promise Even Greater Installation & Operation Flexibility and Performance



Brings fraction-of-a-millimeter position feedback to industrial and commercial applications

TWINSBURG, OH - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the WCS3B Read Head - the newest member of the PosiTrack(TM) Position Tracking System. Designed to provide simplified installation and improved operational performance, the WCS3B read head provides a 32mm slot width, compared with the 25mm slot width available from the existing WCS3A model. The result is increased reader/code rail misalignment tolerances of 20% on the horizontal axis and 40% on vertical axis.

Increased read head slot width allows for a more forgiving installation, and once installed, allows the reader to negotiate tighter bends when following curved travel paths. The larger slot size improves monitoring of overhead or floor-based conveyors, automated warehouse equipment, and lift/lower equipment. Like the WCS3A, the WCS3B read head offers stand-alone mounting, integral diagnostic and power LEDs, a velocity output and an optional 7-segment display for detailed position and diagnostic feedback. The addition of an M12 quick disconnect increases durability and boosts the environmental protection rating to IP67.

PosiTrack operates using a read head that optically scans a uniquely coded rail to determine a carrier mechanism's position. The PosiTrack positioning system ensures accuracy and piece of mind in applications such as overhead monorails, gantry cranes, and automated warehouses.

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 45 years ago, and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since.

For more information contact: Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0001; fax: (330) 405-4710; sales@us.pepperl-fuchs.com; am.pepperl-fuchs.com.

Marcel Ulrich
330-486-0001
mulrich@us.pepperl-fuchs.com

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