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Versatile for use in a large variety of applications and industries

Transparent workpieces with multiple reflections

Transparent or translucent targets that generate multiple reflections can be stably detected using the I-DATUM feature.

Grease application confirmation

Translucent liquids, such as grease or adhesives, can be easily detected using I-DATUM mode. Simply use the external calibration input to set the part background, and the sensor will quickly output once the liquid is applied.

Packaging materials

Packaging materials can be easily detected using I-DATUM mode, regardless of color, transparency, or package content.

Use as a general-purpose laser sensor

Sensors containing the I-DATUM feature can still utilize the standard DATUM mode for all-purpose detection.

[ Black targets ] Inspecting press fit anti vibration rubber bushings on an index table

[ Black targets ] Inspecting press fit anti vibration rubber bushings on an index table

Automatic light power control enables reliable detection
even on a black workpiece with low reflectivity.

[ Food / Pharma targets ] Detecting bottle cap
presence

[ Food / Pharma targets ] Detecting bottle cap presence

The SUS316L housing and DATUM function allow for reliable detection in food and pharmaceutical applications.

[ Irregular surfaces ] Detecting presence/
absence of bins

[ Irregular surfaces ] Detecting presence/absence of bins

Reliable detection on varying surface finishes, shapes
and colors without the need for recalibration.

[ Printed targets ] Confirming package presence
 

[ Printed targets ] Confirming package presence

The LR-Z Series performs reliable detection even on
printed packaging with a glossy finish.

Improvement applications

Confirming workpiece ejection in oil-contaminated environments

[ Before ]

Before

A thrubeam photoelectric sensor was used. Production was temporarily stopped due to a large amount of oil buildup.

[ After ]

After

Downtime can be reduced by installing a sensor away from oil splash in order to eliminate malfunctions.

Detecting part presence in a load / unload application

[ Before ]

Before

A conventional sensor cannot be positioned in the ideal location due to mounting restrictions of the equipment.

[ After ]

After

Because the LR-Z performs stable detection, even at angles, it can be located away from the process to allow uninhibited operation.