Looking for new reliable solutions for the most challenging scenarios? Finding reliable solutions for challenges like product stacking/placement, part ejection, and feature detection can be daunting. That's why we've compiled a list of Laser Sensor Solutions that everyday professionals use to tackle some of the toughest scenarios. Below are the first five.
Sensors are used to help palletizing robots with product stacking/placement by measuring distance as the pallet is being constructed. Varying colors or materials commonly trigger incorrect readings in conventional sensors, causing problems and potentially damage. The use of TOF (Time of Flight) Technology allows the LR-T to stably detect the distance regardless of the surface finish, packaging, or even angle.
The detection of parts in the welding process has always been a problem since sensors need to be placed far from the target to prevent damage and avoid weld spatter. By utilizing TOF (Time of Flight) technology, the LR-T can stably detect targets at greater distances than conventional sensors. This decreases issues related to detection and increases the sensors life span.
In injection molding, it is crucial to ensure that the target was properly ejected from the mold prior to the next cycle. With its ability to maintain fine detection over long distances, the LR-T works to stably detect presence of a target from virtually anywhere within 5 m (16.4').
When using conventional level detection methods, heat and vapor from the melted aluminum lead to sensor damage and malfunctions. The ability to detect glossy metal levels from up to 5 m (16.4') away, allows the LR-T to be placed far from the potentially damaging heat and vapor. The LR-T also offers an analog output for more precise level control.
Due to the complex shape of engine blocks and other metallic components in the automotive industry, it was typically necessary to use contact sensors to detect if a hole was present. With the ability to stably detect holes over long distances, the LR-T can now be used to decrease the amount of time necessary for inspection, and also be mounted in an unobtrusive location.
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