The MGSM1600GY is a magnetic guide sensor capable of detecting and reporting the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis. The sensor is intended for line following robotic applications, using a magnetic tape to form a track guide on the floor.
The sensor uses advanced signal processing to accurately measure its lateral distance from the center of the track, with milli-meter resolution, resulting in nearly 160 points end to end. Tape position information can be output in numerical format on the sensor's RS232 or USB ports. The position is also reported as a 0 to 3V voltage output and as a variable PWM output. Additionally, the sensor supports a dedicated Multi PWM mode allowing seamless communication with all Roboteq motor controllers using only one wire.
The sensor will detect and manage 2-way forks. It can be instructed to follow the left or right track using commands issued via the serial/USB. All of the sensor's operating parameters and commands are also accessible via its CAN bus interface.
In addition to detecting a track to follow, the sensor will detect and report the presence of magnetic markers that may be positioned on the left or right side of the track. The sensor is equipped with four LED indicator lights for easy monitoring and diagnostics. The MGSM1600GY has a 3-axis Gyroscope that can be used to provide additional stability and guidance to the vehicle.
The sensor incorporates a high performance, Basic-like scripting language that allows users to add customized functionality to the sensor. A PC utility is provided for configuring the sensor, capturing and plotting the sensor data on a strip chart recorder, and visualizing in real time the magnetic field as it is seen by the sensor.
- Sensing Width: 160mm
- Sensing Height: 10 - 60mm
- Analog Out
- PWM Out
- Fork/Marker I/O
- Connect Type: M12 8-pin
- Cable Length: No Cable
- Enclosure: ABS plastic
- 165mm wide x 30mm deep x 25mm tall
- Weight: 250g