Line Following Sensors
The Simplest and Most Reliable Guiding Technique for AGVs
Roboteq’s Magnetic Guide Sensor is capable of detecting and reporting the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis. Our sensor is intended for applications in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), using inexpensive adhesive magnetic tape to form a guide on the floor.
Watch the Video: How the Magnetic Guide Sensor Works
Superior to Other Guiding Techniques
Easy to lay
Easy to change
Compared to other guiding techniques, magnetic guides are totally passive and therefore easy to lay and modify. The tape creates an invisible field that is immune to dirt and unaffected by lighting conditions. The magnetic track can be totally hidden under any non-ferrous flooring material.
Precise, Sensitive, Fast
Easy to Interface with Anything
The MGS can be interfaced directly with any of Roboteq’s motor controllers in order to create an effective AGV solution with just two components. The sensor can also be connected to any PLC, PC or single board computer using a choice of Analog, PWM, RS232, USB or CANbus interfaces.
Tough and Tougher
Chose between ABS plastic with 2m cable, or all-metal with a waterproof industrial M12 connector.
Built to last, both are equally IP64 water and dust resistants
Flexible and Durable Magnetic Tape
Tape is available in 25 and 50mm width. The wider tape offers a larger adhesive area and is very well suited for use in heavy traffic areas. The tape is easy to lay and can be bent to create virtualy any shape paths.
For heavily traveled areas Roboteq offers a 5x5mm square tape that can be inserted in a groove carved into the floor.
Chosen by the World's Top AGV Makers
Roboteq's Magnetic Guide Sensor is the World's most accurate and most versatile MGS. It is the easiest to integrate, monitor and troubleshoot. No wonder it has been selected by the World's Finest manufacturers for their Magnetic Guided AGV's.
Garanteed Success and Satisfaction
Beyond Product Support
The Roboteq team has been with us all along our AGV design efforts, helping with communiction to our PLC and advising us on how best to construct our mechanical chassis in order to achieve accurate and steady track following. Thank you!
P.B. - Canada
Integration Really is a Snap
Roboteq's sensor, motor controller and software really do come together as easily as advertized. Following their Applicaton Note's instructions and using their sample script was all we needed to make our robot move within hours. Impressive!
A.G. - Spain