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Modern fiber optic sensors for automated production processes

Modern fiber optic sensors for automated ...

Micro-Epsilon: The optoelectronic optoCONTROL CLS1000 fiber optic sensors are used for reliable position control as well as for position and presence detection. Their high luminous intensity and resolution enable peak values of up to 2000 mm in...

2022-05-20
No stress with stretch! Measuring the thickness of thin and transparent plastic films

No stress with stretch! Measuring the thickness

Sensor Instruments GmbH: It is important to be able to measure the thickness of stretch films after production, including after the stretching procedure. The SPECTRO-MIR-10 measurement system enables fast and precise inline and offline measurement...

2020-09-24
Gaps in Parquet Flooring

Gaps in Parquet Flooring

Sensor Instruments GmbH: From the range of RED series edge detectors the RED-50-L and RED-110-L sensors are especially suited for detecting gaps, i.e. in this application the distance of two parquet panels. These edge detectors reliably detect...

2020-07-06
No Problems Counting Fan Blades

No Problems Counting Fan Blades

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of radial and axial fans the checking of the correct frequency response depending on the applied DC voltage is one of the final steps. The easiest method for measuring the frequency is to use a...

2020-05-18
Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe

Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of aluminium flex-pipes the decisive factor is not really the measured length of the flex-pipes but rather the number of existing folds, because due to the material's "accordion effect" the actual length...

2020-04-27
Mapping Sensor – Precision in the smallest possible space

Mapping Sensor – Precision in the smallest ...

Balluff: For wafer mapping Balluff offers a highly precise photoelectric sensor which integrates perfectly into the end effectors. Especially designed for extremely thin end effectors, the compact BOH TI-R002 mapping sensor features an extremely...

2020-02-24
Compact laser light array with IO-Link

Compact laser light array with IO-Link

Balluff: When various objects have to be identified in production, packaging or in quality control, the compact and multi-functional BLA 16C laser light array is ideal. This through-beam sensor with IO-Link offers numerous measuring modes such as...

2020-02-21
Edge detection of fabric strips in cutting machines

Edge detection of fabric strips in cutting ...

Micro-Epsilon: When cutting fabrics, optoCONTROL CLS-K fiber optic sensors from Micro-Epsilon determine the exact position of the fabric strip. Therefore, a sensor is mounted directly on one of the cutting blades and recognizes when the fabric is...

2019-10-01
Choose the Right Side

Choose the Right Side

Sensor Instruments GmbH: 95% of all the industrially produced flat glass today is made using the float glass process. In this process, molten glass is continuously fed into a bath of molten tin. Due to its lower specific weight the molten glass...

2019-03-25
Welding Seam Detection With Edge Detectors

Welding Seam Detection With Edge Detectors

Sensor Instruments GmbH: For the detection of welding seams, contrast or color sensors would seem to be the proper solution, because in most cases the welding seam optically shows a clear difference from the surrounding product surface. In...

2019-03-22
Detection of Transparent Edges

Detection of Transparent Edges

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Conventional detectors particularly reach their limits when they have to detect and count stacked transparent objects such as plastic drinking cups of plastic caps. Especially in the process of packaging, however, it is of...

2019-01-31
Edge detection with ultrasonic sensors

Edge detection with ultrasonic sensors

SNT Sensortechnik AG: The exact determination of the position of edges of any kind is important in many production, assembly and logistics processes in the industry. Various sensor principles can be used for this purpose. Ultrasonic sensors are...

2017-09-08
Smart Measuring of Sheet Thicknesses and Rubber Belts with PosCon 3D light section sensor

Smart Measuring of Sheet Thicknesses and ...

Baumer: Measuring edge positions, object or column widths are important tasks in the part inspection process. With its innovative PosCon 3D light section sensors, Baumer is offering a simple and cost-effective alternative to complex laser...

2017-08-03
Optical Edge Sensor from RIFTEK

Optical Edge Sensor from RIFTEK

RIFTEK: The sensor are intended for non-contact measuring and monitoring the position of the edge (edges) of various objects, such as tapes, plates, substrates, etc. The sensor operates on the base of the so-called ‘shadow’ principle...

2016-04-12
Non-Contact Capacitive Gap and Parallelism Sensor Systems Improve Solar Panel Production Efficiencies

Non-Contact Capacitive Gap and Parallelism Sensor ...

Capacitec, a global leader in the design and manufacture of non-contact capacitive displacement, gap and parallelism sensing technologies for scientific and industrial customers, has announced the debut of a series of non-contact capacitive gap...

2015-10-26
Clever edge, width and gap measurement with Baumer PosCon 3D

Clever edge, width and gap measurement with ...

Baumer: The Baumer PosCon 3D edge sensor is the winner of this MessTec & Sensors Masters 2015 for innovative sensor solutions. The sensor offers features that were previously only offered in complex laser measuring systems. This all...

2015-05-22
PosCon 3D wins the MessTec & Sensor Masters Award 2015

PosCon 3D wins the MessTec & Sensor Masters ...

Baumer: And the winner is: PosCon 3D from Baumer! This was the most exciting announcement last week when this year's MessTec & Sensor Masters Award was presented by the trade magazine "messtec drives Automation“ to the winner in the...

2015-03-23
Reliable detection - challenging objects: Scanning line sensor for versatile automation solutions

Reliable detection - challenging objects ...

SICK AG: In a wide range of industries, solutions are used for the detection of misshapen objects or objects of varying height. This often leads to high costs, especially through complex and expensive installation. Reliably detecting the leading...

2015-01-05
The profile-measuring professional - Profiler™ 2 short range distance sensor - Reliable despite difficult surfaces and ambient light conditions

The profile-measuring professional - Profiler™

SICK AG: The Profiler™ 2 is the first 2D distance sensor of its type designed as a single device. Profile measurement, evaluation, display and control panel are accommodated in a single robust housing made of durable shock-resistant plastic and...

2014-12-08
Baumer at SPS/IPC/Drives with New Sensor Solutions

Baumer at SPS/IPC/Drives with New Sensor ...

Baumer brings numerous sensor innovations with additional benefits to this year's SPS/IPC/Drives Nuremberg. This includes new products and further customer-oriented developments of existing sensor solutions. A year ago, Baumer had — with the...

2014-10-27
Edge sensor PosCon 3D - powerful, reliable, easy-to-operate

Edge sensor PosCon 3D - powerful, reliable, easy

Baumer: The innovative optical edge sensor PosCon 3D by Baumer is the most powerful in its class. It reliably will master tasks which used to be up to complex laser measuring systems. In parallel, PosCon 3D provides impressing convenience in...

2014-09-03
Measuring and custom-made fiber optic sensors

Measuring and custom-made fiber optic sensors

Micro-Epsilon: Fiber optic sensors can be applied in automation and metrology under circumstances for which optical standard components are not suitable. High temperatures, restricted installation space, or poorly accessible mounting situations...

2014-06-27
New ultrasonic fork sensor for label detection

New ultrasonic fork sensor for label detection

SNT Sensortechnik AG: Label sensors are used to detect the precise position of the label on the carrier material in the automatic labeling process. Basically, the leading edge of the label needs to be detected. This ensures that the label is then...

2014-05-22
Compact laser micrometer for industrial applications

Compact laser micrometer for industrial ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new optoCONTROL 2520 laser micrometer with integrated controller has an extremely compact design. Operators can choose a maximum distance of 2 metres between transmitter and receiver. The measurement object can be placed...

2014-05-15
WDA Sensor - High Power Extended Range Magnetic Proximity Sensor

WDA Sensor - High Power Extended Range Magnetic

4B BRAIME Components LTD: Non-contacting extended range magnetic proximity sensor, not affected by dust or material build up, used to detect moving ferrous material up to 75mm away from the sensor. The WDA sensor is designed for use with bucket...

2013-12-10
Wide range high speed Optical Micrometers

Wide range high speed Optical Micrometers

RIFTEK: Optical Micrometers are non-contact devices which work on the base of the shadow principle and ideally measure diameters of wires, rods and other cylinders in addition to gaps, edge positions and dimensional...

2013-11-28
Precision Lightband Sensors Type BS

Precision Lightband Sensors Type BS

Balluff STM GmbH: The BS-type sensors from STM generate lightbands of extraordinary uniformity. Instead of being concentrated in single light beams as with all “normal” optosensors, the intensity of light here is homogeneously...

2013-11-12
Also ideal for measurement tasks

Also ideal for measurement tasks

Leuze electronic: The new measurement function based on edge scanning enables the reliable and reproducible detection and measurement of different structures. In addition to Blob analysis and code reading, the camera now offers the option of...

2013-08-19
Optical Micrometers  RF656 Series

Optical Micrometers RF656 Series

RIFTEK: The micrometers are intended for non-contact measuring and checking of diameters, gaps, displacement/position of the edges of technical objects. The series includes 3 models with the measurement range, from 5 to...

2013-07-31
Optical Micrometers  RF651 Series

Optical Micrometers RF651 Series

RIFTEK: The micrometers are intended for non-contact measuring and checking of diameters, gaps, displacement/position of the edges of technical objects. The series includes 5 models with the measurement range, from 10 to...

2013-07-31
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