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New Product: Measuring device

The AMS 200 Absolute Measuring System calculates distances for warehousing and gantry-crane positioning.

Speed monitoring reduces buffering costs up to 30% in high-bay warehouses, the company claims. The device sends a prefailure message that helps prevent or at least reduce downtime. Accuracy is ±3 mm over 200 m. By combining lasers with modern signal processors, users receive images of values for positioning control circuits. Profibus and SSI interfaces are standard. Interface for power, programmable I/O, and controls are via M12 connectors on the front panel. Heated versions can operate in temperatures as low as –30°C.

Leuze Electronic, 55395 Lyon Industrial Dr., New Hudson, MI 48165, (248) 486-4466,

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