The space between products moving on a conveyor line may fit the operating limits of some conveying equipment, but it also reduces productivity. A new sensor promises to eliminate those gaps, thereby improving output.
The DeltaPac MultiTask photoelectric sensor precisely counts, detects and differentiates between successive packaging items on conveyor belts. The IP 67-rated sensor, which does not require backing up, buffering or mechanical product separation, optimizes product flow and reduces the amount of hardware in packaging applications. This small, energy-efficient device reduces downtime and product damage caused by collisions. It features Delta-S-Technology, which uses four PinPoint 2.0 LEDs and two receivers with SIRIC ASIC technology. This technology enables the DeltaPac to seamlessly detect corners, folds and grooves regardless of object color, size, surface or background.
The DeltaPac is a pre-configured sensor that uses SOPAS-ET configuration software for installation, operation and customization. With a sensing range from 30 to 40 mm to the front edge of the object, the sensor can detect up to 200,000 packages per hour. It can be used for controlling packaging, triggering downstream processes and ensuring package quality.
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