Banner Engineering introduces two mid-range adjustable-field sensors to the WORLD-BEAM® QS30 family, expanding the company’s growing line of short and long-range adjustable-field sensors. The QS30AFF400 foreground suppression sensor and the QS30AF600 background suppression sensor use advanced linear imager technology to provide a superior sensing solution for myriad industrial applications, including part-in-place detection, feeder bowl control and package detection on conveyors.
The QS30AFF400 sensor offers foreground suppression to deliver reliable detection of target objects varying in color or shape when a fixed background is present. Conversely, the QS30AF600 sensor provides reliable detection of objects when the background condition is neither controlled nor fixed, and it ignores objects located beyond the sensing field cutoff. The sensing range for all models can be adjusted with a screwdriver potentiometer or via the remote teach wire input. Additionally, the sensors’ visible red LED sensing beam ensures easy sensor alignment.
The QS30AF/AFF models are available in a waterproof, epoxy encapsulated IP67-rated housing, making them suitable for use in even the harshest of industrial environments. Providing a variety of mounting options, including a 30 mm threaded barrel or side mount, the sensors deliver increased flexibility to meet diverse applications. Three connection options—2 m, 9 m quick-disconnect and 150 mm pigtail quick-disconnect—are also available.
Additional features of the QS30AFF400 foreground suppression sensor and the QS30AF600 background suppression sensor include:
* Precise and repeatable switch point performance
* Enhanced immunity to fluorescent lights and crosstalk of nearby sensors
* Large, bright output and sensor status indicators
* Four-turn potentiometer or remote teach input to set the switch point distance
* Full assortment of convenient brackets and cordsets for simple installation
* Models are available with cable or integral metal quick-disconnect or M12 pigtail connectors
* Bipolar discrete outputs, PNP and NPN, with optional LO/DO selection in every model
The QS40AFF400 model offers an adjustable cutoff range of 50-400 mm, with a maximum sensing range of 400 mm for all sensor colors.
The QS30AF600 model delivers an adjustable cutoff range of 50-600 mm, with a maximum sensing range of 400 mm for the 6% black card sensor and 600 mm for the 90% white card sensor. The 6% black card sensor also offers a minimum sensing range—also known as the dead zone—of 30 mm.
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