PGV-100R - Precision on sub-millimetre level

A high resolution matrix code reader for outstanding navigation of AGVs and bots. The PGV-100R (Position Guided Vision) sensor is equipped with a high-intensity red illuminating light source combined with high-resolution camera technology,which enables reliable and precise measurements with great repeat accuracy and short response times.


What are the differences between the PGV-100R and the PGV-I sensor?

From a technical standpoint, there are three areas where the two sensors differ:

  • Cables In the new PGV-100R sensor, the connection cables are integrated in the sensor. This means that cables no longer need to be ordered seperately.
  • Light The PGV-100R sensor uses visible (red) light to scan barcodes whereas the PGV-I sensor used invisible infrared light. The performance of the scanning will be unaffected.
  • Design Unlike the PGV-I sensor, the PGV-100R sensor is a Kollmorgen-specific product, which means it will be designed in the stylish, dark blue color that you associate with the Kollmorgen brand.

Why is the PGV-100R sensor being replaced?

We have identified several components in the PGV sensor that could be replaced to make the product more cost-efficient while still maintaining the same level of high performance.

Can I still purchase the PGV-I sensor?

The PGV-I sensor is not a Kollmorgen-specific product and can still be purchased directly from Pepperl+Fuchs.

Where can I find more information about the new PGV-100R sensor?

Datasheet with technical information

For more information or questions about the release, contact your Kollmorgen Sales Representive, or send an email to