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World's First Datum Algorithm

With a Datum Algorithm, the reference surface is noted in order to stably detect workpieces. This algorithm is based on distance and received light pattern.

Datum algorithm

Based on:
・Distance
・Received light pattern

Datum tuning

Easy tuning by simply pressing the [SET] button with and without a target present.

Detection image

Detection image

CMOS light received image

received image

target

When performing the datum tuning (reference surface calibration) with a target on a conveyor (background), the values are set slightly above and slightly below the conveyor position. With no workpiece in place, the light waveform falls within this range -> [ Output OFF ].

Detection example 1

Flat workpiece

Detection image

Detection image1

CMOS light received image

received image1

target1

The CMOS light receiving position changes -> The distance changes -> The workpiece is judged as present -> [ Output ON ]

Detection example 2

Rough workpiece

Detection image

Detection image2

CMOS light received image

received image2

target2

2 peaks appear on the waveform -> The light receiving pattern changes -> The workpiece is judged as present -> [ Output ON ]

Detection example 3

Rough workpiece

Detection image

Detection image3

CMOS light received image

received image3

target3

The light is not reflected properly -> The distance changes -> The workpiece is judged as present -> [ Output ON ]

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