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Line Following Sensors



line following sensors

Our Magnetic Guide Sensor detects and reports the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis, simply by using adhesive magnetic tape to form a guide on the floor. For use in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV's).

Sensitive, Precise, and Fast


Magnetic Guide Sensor 160mm wide


Superior Construction


Compared to other guiding systems, magnetic guides are totally passive and therefore are 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.

The magnetic guiding system is:
  • easy to lay
  • easy to change
  • passive
  • can be made to be invisible



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.
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Trusted By The Best


Trusted by the World's Top AGV Creators

Our 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.


Effective Forks and Location Markers Management


Effective Forks and Location Markers Management

A complete, Magnetic Guide following AGV can be built with just an MGS1600 sensor and one of the many dual channel motor controllers in our catalog. We have a prepared application article, complete with descriptions, drawings and programming code to show you just how simple it is. • Download it here.

Interface With Anything


Effective Forks and Location Markers Management

The MGS can be interfaced directly with any our 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.

Flexible and Durable Magnetic Tape


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 we offer a 5mm x 5mm square tape that can be inserted in a groove carved into the floor.

adhere Flexible and Durable Magnetic Tape

Magnetic Guide Sensors

Part Number: NR6-MGS1600GY  
MGS1600GY Magnetic Guide Sensor

Enclosed IP64 160 mm wide magnetic track sensor with 3-axis Gyroscope, serial, USB, analog, PWM and CAN output.

Part Number: NR6-MGSW1600
MGSW1600 Magnetic Guide Sensor

All-metal, shock-resistant 160 mm wide magnetic track sensor with 3-axis Gyroscope, serial, USB, analog, PWM and CAN output.


Magnetic Tape


Magnetic Tape
Flexible magnetic tape with high-bond adhesive for laying magnetic tracks. Available in 45.72m (150feet) rolls of 25mm or 50mm width, and 1.1mm thick. Precise and uniform magnetic strength across the full width and length. Magnetic South side on top (North side on top available but not recommended). Short segments of North side tape available for use as Markers. Made of very durable material capable of withstanding foot and light vehicle traffic.

Part Number: NR6-MTAPE25NR  
MTAPE25NR Magnetic Guide Sensor

Magnetic Tape roll 150' (45.7m) long by 1" (25.4mm) wide. SOUTH is top side. Each roll is 13 lbs (6 kg).
Part Number: NR6-MTAPE50NR  
MTAPE50NR Magnetic Tape roll 150 (45.7m) long by 2 (50.8mm) wide.

Magnetic Tape roll 150' (45.7m) long by 2" (50.8mm) wide. SOUTH is top side. Each roll is 25 lbs (11.4 kg).

Part Number: NR6-MAGMARKER25  
MAGMARKER25 Magnetic Tape segment for use as Markers

Magnetic Tape segment for use as Markers. 1" width x 0.045" thickness x 1' length (2.54cm x 1.1mm x 30.5 cm). North is top side.

Part Number: NR6-MTAPESQUARE5X5  
MTAPE50NR Magnetic Tape

5mm x 5mm (0.197" x 0.197") magnetic strip for MGSxx sensors. Sold in 50 FT (15.24m) rolls.

Part Number: NR6-MIGHTYLINE3INYELLOW  
MIGHTY LINE 3 IN YELLOW

Mighty Line Protective Tape Roll 100' (30.5m) long by 3" (76.2mm) wide. Adhesive on one side of tape. For use as protective cover over magnetic tapes.

Part Number: NR6-MIGHTYLINE4INYELLOW  
MIGHTY LINE 4 IN YELLOW

Mighty Line Protective Tape Roll 100' (30.5m) long by 3" (76.2mm) wide. Adhesive on one side of tape. For use as protective cover over magnetic tapes.

Part Number: NR6-MTAPE NORTH TOP25  
MTAPE NORTH TOP25

Magnetic Tape roll 150' (45.7m) long by 1" (25.4mm) wide. NORTH is top side. Each roll is 13 lbs (6 kg). Not recommended for new installations.

Part Number: NR6-MTAPE NORTH TOP50  
MTAPE NORTH TOP25

Magnetic Tape roll 150' (45.7m) long by 2" (50.8mm) wide. NORTH is top side. Each roll is 25 lbs (11.4 kg). Not recommended for new installations.


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