Speedwagon measures the speeds of moving tracks and piece goods in order to monitor, control and regulate production systems. The big advantage: The measurement is non-contact, purely optical, without mechanical components and therefore slip-free. In contrast to measuring wheels and other mechanical processes, Speedwagon achieves a higher measuring accuracy and does not damage the material through mechanical wear. In addition, the system is able to take over a trigger function, i.e. a start pulse for example as an output for marking devices as soon as a previously defined increment value has been reached.