Processing Magazine

IP69k-rated sensors detect objects regardless of color

January 5, 2010
The IP69K-rated laser distance sensors feature corrosion resistant stainless steel housings. The sensors feature a PMMA front screen that is safe for use in food and beverage processing and are available with three distinct teachable measuring ranges. Each measuring range is available with either a point beam for highly focused applications or a line beam to monitor larger areas and rough or uneven surfaces. The sensor offers resolutions up to 0.005 mm and response times of less than 0.9 ms. The sensors feature an internal signal controller that automatically adjusts the light emitted based on the strength of the return signal, accommodating for color differences, dust/debris, smoke, spray mist and other variables that might effect accuracy reducing screen cleaning frequency. They are ideal for long-range part placement, part detection, counting, and control monitoring in a range of processing industries including aerospace, automotive, chemical, food/beverage, laboratory automation, medical equipment, semiconductor/electronics, print/graphics, packaging, textile, and water treatment.