Minneapolis, Minn.‚â€”TURCK introduces magnetic-inductive sensors for efficient and economic detection of weld nuts. These innovative sensors use signal attenuation to reliably detect ferromagnetic components such as nuts, bushings and spacer sleeves and ensure these necessary components are present before robotic welding occurs‚â€”with no additional software or electronics required. TURCK‚â€™s weld nut sensors are easily integrated into existing production lines, replacing traditional location bolts and providing an exceptional solution for sheet metal processing in chassis construction.
These sensors deliver a cost-effective alternative to more expensive optical or vision-based systems, which can often malfunction due to residue, such as dirt and weld-splatter, and frequently changing lighting conditions in welding zones. The TURCK weld nut sensor can be mechanically protected with a customer-supplied stainless steel sleeve, which also acts as a guide to keep the weld nut in place.
Weld nut sensors are easily programmed to differentiate between the nut and the sheet metal on which it is located by using a teach adapter or by simply shorting the leads.
Filed Under: Automotive, Fastening + joining • locks • latches • pins, Screws • nuts • bolts, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment