Wherever large quantities of a product are manufactured, automation measures have become indispensable. Production lines automatically detect materials passing by machines or equipment to be completed. Whether in automobile production, steel processing or woodworking/furniture production, manufacturing steps and production processes are bound up with the need to measure spaces and distances. In addition to the manufacturing field, material handling and storage technology are also relevant fields of operation for the optical distance sensors.
The optical Distance Sensor LT5000 works with a laser light based on Time-of-Flight technology. The distance is determined by a pulsating laser light emitted from the sensor head and reflected back from the object at the distance being measured. Based on the time between the moment the laser light is emitted and the moment it is received back, the distance to the object can be determined. This principle is similar to that used by a “laser pistol” used by police to measure speeds in roadway traffic.
The sensor head has an analog voltage/current output. The area to be measured can be configured by pressing buttons and can also be inverted, if necessary. With the help of an additional switching output, the switching range can be adjusted as desired.
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