Compact, Energy-Friendly Background Suppression Sensors
September 27, 2010
The photoelectric sensors are now available in Background Suppression models. The background suppression models feature a mechanically-adjustable sensing range cut-off that enables precise detection of all colors at distances up to 120 mm. Black and white test objects are seen to within six-percent of the same distance. They come in an industry-standard M18 threaded cylindrical housing that is up to 50-percent shorter and with up to 50-percent lower power consumption than many competitive models, according to the manufacturer. The sensor carries the CE mark, and is UL/cUL Listed. The sensor includes a flush-mount bracket that allows for a simple, tool-less, unobtrusive means of mounting the sensor on a conveyor. Ball-and-swivel and half-clamp mounting brackets are also available to facilitate precise positioning of sensors. Status LEDs are highly visible and placed in dual positions, 180 degrees apart on the housing, for increased visibility. The sensors are ideally-suited for use in material handling applications, primarily as a conveyor sensor for the reliable reflector-less detection of cartons, totes, or cases through the sidewall of a conveyor. They are also well-suited for use in packaging applications including, among others, web break detection and carton magazine low-level detection. The general purpose sensor can also be used in a number of other markets, including printing/paper and automotive.