Pepperl+Fuchs WCS Outdoor position encoding system

Tuesday, 01 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd


Wcs outdoor

Photoelectric position encoding systems such as the Pepperl+Fuchs WCS are used for precise position feedback of shuttle cars and conveyor vehicles. The latest version, WCS Outdoor, is optimised for automation in outdoor environments such as ports, offshore installations, ships or waste incineration plants.

The WCS Outdoor position encoding system is enclosed in an IP69 protective housing designed to withstand aggressive substances like salt water, saline air, acids or alkalis. It offers high shock resistance, making the system nearly invulnerable to possible damage from typical outdoor obstacles like falling branches or hail. Even in snowfall and at temperatures down to -40°C, the WCS Outdoor operates smoothly due to its integrated heating. In daily operation, the protective housing does not cause any constraints, as the display and status indicator LEDs are clearly visible through the translucent housing material.

When it comes to installation, the system comprises two components: the read head, including a protective hood, and a code rail with openings that allow non-contact and wear-free vehicle position encoding. Additionally, since the WCS outdoor version is compatible with earlier systems, it is also suitable for upgrading an existing installation.

For more information, visit www.pepperl-fuchs.com/news-wcs.

Online: www.pepperl-fuchs.com
Phone: 03 9358 3400
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