POY Finalist: Data matrix positioning system
Finalist in Automation and Control in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The PosiTrack PCV Data Matrix Positioning System is a 2-D camera-based position feedback system that uses data matrix technology to solve numerous linear feedback applications common to automated storage and retrieval systems, overhead monorails, lifts, and rotary turntables. The PosiTrack PCV system is capable of fast read speeds to 41 ft/s, and the high data density of the 2-D code square allows continuous reading over distances up to 6 miles. Thin strips of adhesive-backed data matrix codes placed along a carrier’s travel path continuously update its movement with +/- 0.1 mm resolution.