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9 Reliable Laser Solutions That The Pro's Use Vol. 2

December, 2019

In the last issue we highlighted some new and reliable laser solutions for the most challenging scenarios. Today, we're back with another in depth look at even more laser solutions for tough scenarios including sheet winding, welding machines, transfer presses and more. We've compiled 4 more Reliable Laser Sensor Solutions that everyday professionals use to tackle some of the toughest scenarios.



Interior sheets come in a variety of colors, materials, and even designs like mesh. Holes in the mesh and the changing of the sheet's color or material cause conventional reflective sensors to malfunction. The LR-T is not affected by any of these factors due to its innovative position based detection method and ability to increase its beam spot size to ignore holes.

7 TRANSFER PRESSES (Detection when the material runs out)

Thrubeam type sensors needed to be mounted both above and below the press mold to detect material run out; however dirt and oil build up on the lenses can quickly cause malfunctions. By having both the detection capabilities of a thrubeam sensor and mouting flexibility of a reflective sensor, the LR-T is the best match for this application.

8 CUTTING AND ROLLING PROCESSES (Material tension control in roll-to-roll process)

When detecting upper, middle, and lower levels of sheet material with conventional thrubeam type photoelectric sensors, time consuming jobs such as installation, wire routing, and optical-axis alignment are necessary. The range and analog output found in the LR-T easily eliminates the need to use multiple sensors, and also provides better tension control.

9 FORGING/BILLET HEATERS (INDUCTION HEATERS) Detection of red-hot metal after ejection from a heater

The LR-T utilizes an innovative algorithm to counter the effects of ambient light, which enables it to reliably detect targets that are glowing hot. In addition, a 5 m (16.4') detecting distance allows the sensor to be positioned far from the heated target.