Here’s a sensor that will continue to detect objects whether the application involves objects of varying colors, printer material changes, or new colors are introduced. And it will do so without re-adjustment or re-teaching.
The RL31-8-H-800 series multi-pixel array sensors have a sensing distance up to three times that of similarly sized sensors. It reliably and consistently detects objects of varied colors without adjustment or the need to “re-teach,” and it quickly and easily adapts to multiple and evolving application requirements.
The RL31-8-H-800 series multi-pixel array sensors have a sensing distance up to three times that of similarly sized sensors.
These sensors leverage a high-intensity emitter called PowerBeam, which sends a visible and uniform light spot, even on dark and dull black materials to simplify sensor alignment and detection. The sensors have low sensitivity to objects’ colors, so if printed material changes or plastic parts fade or a new container is introduced, for example, they still reliably and consistently detect the object without requiring re-adjustments or re-teaching.
The multi-pixel array design enables the sensor to be highly insensitive to object color. They detect white and black test objects to less than 5% difference of each other even over the entire specified sensing range.
IO-Link technology is an efficient and cost-effective way to customize sensors for their particular task. It lets you configure more than twelve different specifications to suit specific application needs.
The sensor can also activate two independent outputs for two different sensing distances; in effect becoming two sensors in a single housing.
cULus listed, the sensors can be used with the simplicity and precise discrete switching of a background suppression sensor, or for the flexible, higher level measurement sensing commonly reserved for laser distance measurement sensors. This versatility makes them suitable for a range of material handling, packaging, printing and automotive applications, including presence checking, trigger sensing, stack height detection, tension checking, web break monitoring and fill level monitoring.
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