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Bringing light to darkness

Bringing light to darkness

Leuze electronic: The films used in the packaging industry vary greatly: they are more or less transparent and sometimes even dark or metallized. This makes it challenging for photoelectric sensors to reliably detect the position of the objects in...

2022-05-26
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
Quick to integrate and install

Quick to integrate and install

Leuze electronic: Leuze is expanding its safety product range with the ELC 100 safety light curtains: When guarding points of operation, these robust devices focus on the key features. Manufacturers and operating companies of machines and systems...

2022-05-12
Detects any object even from a distance: Reliable detection with the new optical sensors OT300 and OT500

Detects any object even from a distance ...

Baumer adds new OT300 and OT500 sensors to their portfolio of photoelectric sensors. The sensors offer a large detection range of up to 2.6 m thanks to time-of-flight measurement. Independent of the angle of installation, the sensors will reliably...

2022-03-22
The complete safety solution for access guarding on pallet magazines from Leuze

The complete safety solution for access ...

Leuze electronic: Pallet magazines with automatic restart contribute to increased system efficiency. This requires a reliable access guarding system. A new safety solution with induction loops, light curtain and monitored signal sequence satisfies the...

2022-01-17
Safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz: world's first UL-certified Type 3 light curtain for USA and Canada - opening the market for Type 3!

Safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz: ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: The Type 3 safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz are the world’s first light curtain with approval from the global test organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL), with its headquarters in Northbrook, USA....

2021-08-16
PSENopt light curtain portfolio from Pilz prevents an unintended restart - Managing lockout efficiently and safely

PSENopt light curtain portfolio from Pilz ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: With PSENopt II lockout, a restart interlock is now available for the PSENopt II light curtain range from Pilz. This prevents the machine from restarting unintentionally, during maintenance work within danger zones for...

2021-04-01
Micrometer-exact positioning of punching strips

Micrometer-exact positioning of punching strips

Sensor Instruments GmbH: During the production of punched articles, the punching procedure requires the exact positioning of the punching strips as the processing of the punching strip is performed in a number of process steps in the punching...

2021-02-02
Precise and convenient - Baumer miniature sensor with integrated beam path in 3D CAD data reduces design-in effort

Precise and convenient - Baumer miniature sensor

Baumer: Thanks to their high precision and reliability, the optical O200 miniature sensors ensure maximum process safety in factory automation. However, they offer even more advantages: They significantly reduce the effort of designers during...

2021-01-14
Red Light Sensor in Rugged Metal Housing

Red Light Sensor in Rugged Metal Housing

Balluff: The BOS 21M photoelectric sensor family features a universal form factor, an especially rugged housing and various function principles that make it highly flexible even in harsh industrial environments. It stands out with generous range...

2020-10-26
One for everything - DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor with innovative CAT technology

One for everything - DRT 25C dynamic ...

Leuze electronic: With the DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor, Leuze has brought a new operating principle to the market in the area of optical sensors. At the heart of the invention is the innovative CAT technology, which transforms a...

2020-09-24
The specialist for confectionery and baked goods packaging machines: The new DRT 25C from Leuze

The specialist for confectionery and baked ...

Leuze electronic: The primary and secondary packaging of confectionery and baked goods can be challenging: The new DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor from Leuze solves precisely this problem in an innovative and reliable way: with unique...

2020-07-24
Reliable in the long term – non-contact hand detection in automatic sanitizers

Reliable in the long term – non-contact hand ...

Baumer: Everybody knows them, and right now they are more in use than ever: automatic hand sanitizers. Inside, optical miniature sensors with background suppression from Baumer ensure reliable and safe hand detection at switching distances from 15...

2020-06-26
Specialized in packaging machines for confectionery and baked goods: The new DRT 25C from Leuze

Specialized in packaging machines for ...

Leuze electronic: Sensors must continuously and reliably detect a wide range of products and films on the conveyor belts of primary and secondary packaging machines for confectionery and baked goods (HFFS, FS, Thermoform, or VFFS). The packaging...

2020-05-13
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
New type of contour measurement

New type of contour measurement

Leuze electronic: With the CMS 700i, Leuze electronic is brining a new 3D contour measurement system to market. It is based on the CML 730i measuring light curtains and can be adapted to specific customer requirements. The complete system includes...

2019-10-09
White Paper: 2- or 3-beam protective sensors?

White Paper: 2- or 3-beam protective sensors?

Leuze electronic: Multiple light beam safety devices are used for access guarding at machines and systems. The required arrangement for these protective devices is described in the harmonized standard EN ISO 13855, which replaced the previous...

2019-09-30
Best-in-class background suppression in miniature format

Best-in-class background suppression in ...

Baumer: With its O200 photoelectric miniature sensors, Baumer offers a new dimension in terms of reliability, speed and range for confined machine installation spaces. Thanks to their increased functional reserves, the O200 diffuse sensors with...

2019-08-05
Engineering made easy - the world's first photoelectric miniature sensors with CAD data and beam path

Engineering made easy - the world's first ...

Baumer: The Baumer optoelectronic sensors O200 are the first miniature sensors on the market to offer 3D CAD data with integrated beam path. This saves valuable time in the engineering process, which previously was quite an effort when integrating...

2019-08-02
Muting reinvented - Smart Process Gating

Muting reinvented - Smart Process Gating

Leuze electronic: The "Smart Process Gating" muting process, which completely forgoes the need for signal-emitting sensors, is based on the MLC safety light curtains from Leuze electronic and is integrated in the MLC 530 SPG model. Handling...

2019-06-20
O200 miniature sensors

O200 miniature sensors

Baumer: The O200 photoelectric miniature sensors from Baumer with IO-Link interface are the ideal solution for the detection demanding objects in confined spaces. With their unique ambient light immunity and their precise, reproducible and...

2019-06-04
Uncompromising Safety and Highest Level of Convenience: DoorScan from Pepperl+Fuchs

Uncompromising Safety and Highest Level of ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: Automatic doors are an integral part of modern building technology. Sensor solutions used in this field must fulfill demanding requirements. This is where the DoorScan from Pepperl+Fuchs sets the benchmark. The solution combines...

2019-01-23
R200 and R201 - The New Optical Sensors for Longer Operating Distances

R200 and R201 - The New Optical Sensors for ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: With the R200 and R201 designs, the forward-thinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new...

2019-01-21
The new optical miniature sensors O200 from Baumer

The new optical miniature sensors O200 from ...

Baumer: The new O200 sensors from Baumer considerably raise the performance bar for optical miniature sensors.  Economical in operation and featuring an impressive  function variety in a standardized miniature housing, these sensors...

2018-12-17
Multiple-Beam Safety Light Barriers with Increased Detection Range and IP67 Protection

Multiple-Beam Safety Light Barriers with ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: The highest quality standards and reliable protection of personnel and machines—that is what Pepperl+Fuchs‘ multiple-beam safety light barriers stand for. The safety sensors create a two-dimensional detection zone of up...

2018-06-19
SmartRunner Matcher Extended—The Specialist for Profile Comparisons

SmartRunner Matcher Extended—The Specialist ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: The increasing use of robotics in manufacturing creates both opportunities and challenges: More and more processes need to be able to adapt to changing objects and conditions. This requires flexible sensor solutions like the...

2018-06-18
Muting reinvented, “Smart Process Gating”

Muting reinvented, “Smart Process Gating”

Leuze electronic: “Smart Process Gating” is the name of a new process from Leuze electronic through which muting processes are made more economical, simpler and safer. In intralogistics as well as in the automotive and packaging...

2018-03-02
Pilz will be showing world firsts at SPS IPC Drives 2017 - Automation: Safety for every dimension

Pilz will be showing world firsts at SPS IPC ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg (28.-30.11.) Pilz will be showing how human and machine can work together more closely and therefore more productively and ergonomically thanks to dynamic safety solutions. Among the...

2017-10-23
When were your Light Curtains last tested?

When were your Light Curtains last tested?

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: Light curtains are commonplace in today’s manufacturing and packaging facilities. They fall into the category of ESPE (Electro Sensitive Protective Equipment). They use AOPD (Active Opto-electronic Protection Devices)...

2017-08-17
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