Open-Network Series

The open-network type optical data transmission devices enable data to be transmitted quickly and reliably via Ethernet, CC-Link or DeviceNet between an aligned pair of units over various distances. Typical uses are on stacker cranes, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), AGVs and transfer cars for non-contact communication from the vehicle to the control unit. The use of modulated light as the transfer method means that these transceivers do not incur physical wear like trailing cables and slip rings nor do they require recalibration like radio systems.