Bring crane automation up to speed
26 September 2014
The new SICK ISD400 Pro fast Ethernet optical data transmission system is reported to enable storage and retrieval cranes in automated high bay warehouses and coldstores to be operated with unparalleled speed, safety and precision.
The ISD400 PRO’s line-of-sight data exchange supports cable-free positioning of storage and retrieval machines (SRMs) and gantry cranes. With a bandwidth of 100Mbit/sec and protocol-independent Ethernet communication, it transmits the large amounts of data needed for the latest warehouse technologies including support for the growing use of CCTV cameras.
The ISD400 Pro has a transmission range from 0.2 to 150m. Continuous 100 Mbit/s transmission between the fixed and mobile units provides dependable communication which is unaffected by the large quantities of metalwork found in a typical warehouse aisle.