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Leuze launches ‘smallest’ camera-based sensor for fine positioning in warehouse storage applications

Leuze electronic claims it has launched the industry’s smallest camera-based sensor.

The IPS 200i is designed for compartment fine positioning with high-bay storage devices in single-depth storage.

Leuze says the sensor has some “powerful advantages”, particularly its fast commissioning and simple alignment. 

Leuze’s motto is “Smart is to think easy”. What this means, says Leuze, is that the company develops only products that are easy and intuitive to commission and operate.

Fast commissioning is one of the most powerful advantages that the small, camera-based IPS 200i has to offer, claims Leuze.


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It is accomplished using a web-based configuration tool. Adjustments can be made directly on the device itself.

An alignment system with feedback LEDs provides additional support.

Due to the compact design, the IPS 200i requires only little space on the high-bay storage device.

This enables quick and easy compartment fine positioning, for example in small-part container storages or also in single-depth pallet high-bay warehouses.

Due to powerful, ambient-light-independent IR LED lighting, a single device can be flexibly used for the entire working range of up to 600 mm, says Leuze.

A model with integrated heating for use in refrigerated warehouses down to -30 °C is also available.

Condition monitoring with a quality score, which identifies diminishing reading capacity of the sensor early on, reduces downtime and improves the availability and cost effectiveness of the systems.