Application Report

Sector: Intralogistics

Application: Dynamic collision protection

IO-Link enables dynamic sensor parameter setting during the production process.


Overhead conveyors have varying braking distances depending on their load and travel speed. With conventional anti-collision approaches therefore the setting is for maximum load and max. travel speed. This means the speed change and vehicle stop point is often set much earlier than necessary, which is not an ideal solution.

Problem solution

The trigger points for speed change and vehicle stop can be changed dynamically at any desired time using IO-Link and depending on the load and travel speed.

Customer benefits

  • Optimizing of collision positions
  • Reduction in creep speed travel cycles
  • Faster base speed
  • Greater system efficiency