Product News: Controls & Controllers
Control Unit connects laser sensors and PLCs.
Press Release Summary:
March 30, 2012 - Suited for high-speed measurement applications, UQ1 Series enables automatic communications between Optex FA CD Series Displacement Laser Sensors and Mitsubishi Q Series PLC's. Card has built-in microprocessor that automatically controls measurement data, resulting in no load on CPU of PLC. Control output terminal operates independently of PLC sequencer, enabling 100 Âµs response times of onboard measurement data such as thickness, leveling, step height, inclination, and averaging.
Original Press Release
First Control Unit in the Industry to Automate Communications Between Optex FA Displacement Sensors and Mitsubishi Q Series PLC's
Press release date: February 24, 2012
Set-up is easier than ever. Communication setup is unnecessary as the UQ1 series is recognized by simply installing it on the base unit. Bar graph status of sensing distance, measurement result, and laser head connection status are available through a simple LED display on the card. UQ1 Navigator PC software is also available to adjust sensor parameters, and check measurement status without requiring ladder programming knowledge.
Multiple UQ1 units can communicate and perform measurement calculations through "FIrST" infrared communication which was originally developed for the UQ1 series. UQ1 Series is ideal for high speed measurement applications. Manufacturers currently using Mitsubishi Q series PLC's with laser displacement sensors would benefit from the UQ1 Series. To learn more about the UQ1 Series, please visit us at www.optex-ramco.com.