Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
LED Proximity Switches mount directly to robotic grippers.
Press Release Summary:
February 10, 2014 - Featuring red transmitter LED and adjustable background suppression, Model FT 10-RH offers max scanning range of 70 mm and can be adjusted to different objects without modifications. Fixed focus proximity models are available with background suppression and offer scanning ranges of 15, 30, or 50 mm. Blue light version, with fixed focus 30 mm range, detects light-absorbing objects such as solar cells. Operating up to 1.6 m, LED retro-reflective light barrier FR 10-R includes teach-in function.
Original Press Release
LED Proximity Switch FT 10-RH: Small Enough to Fit on Every Gripper
Press release date: January 29, 2014
The LED proximity switch FT 10-RH is a special highlight amongst the new sensors: it offers adjustable background suppression which means it can be adjusted to different objects and applications without modifications. Its maximum scanning range of 70 mm is unique for this sensor size. Fixed focus proximity switches - also equipped with background suppression - are also available with scanning ranges of 15mm, 30 mm or 50 mm.
Background suppression in F 10 sensors from SensoPart is based on distance measurement using an ASIC array. This functional principle enables highly-accurate spatial resolution so that objects can be reliably distinguished in front of light backgrounds or reflective machine parts - whatever the colour and surface finish.
Measuring just 21.1 x 14.6 x 8 mm3 and weighing only 3 g, the tiny proximity switches can be mounted directly on a robotic gripper and are therefore ideal for pick-and-place applications. They are perfect for space-saving installation in handling systems, assembly robotics and highly-integrated machines or as a low-cost alternative to fibre-optic systems.
One model, numerous applications
In addition to the aforementioned proximity switch with red transmitter LED, SensoPart also offers a blue light version (fixed focus 30 mm). The F 10 blue light has been specially developed for detection of strongly light-absorbing objects such as solar cells. Another new member of the F 10 series is the LED retro-reflective light barrier FR 10-R with a high operating range (up to 1.6 m) and teach-in function.
Thanks to these new additions, users of SensoPart´s subminiature F 10 series can now cover numerous applications with just one model. Not only are different functional principles available (proximity switches with adjustable background suppression, fixed focus proximity switches with background suppression, through-beams and retro-reflective light barriers), but there is also a choice of several light sources (laser, red light LED, blue light LED).
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