Optical Sensor detects small, fast-moving objects.

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Projecting continuous 24 mm wide beam of parallel light to reflector, Long-Range ParCon detects moving parts as small as 0.5 mm and measures metallic/non-metallic objects at processing rates up to 1 kHz with resolutions up to 0.1 mm. It is designed to detect material edges in applications such as packaging, textile manufacturing, and printing/graphics. Sender, receiver, and specialty optics are included within 67 x 34 x 16.5 mm housing, needing only reflector for operation.


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Long-Range ParCon Optical Sensor Accurately Detects Small, Fast-Moving Objects

Sensor Monitors Position/Presence and Performs Measurement in a Wide Variety of Industrial Applications Southington, Conn. - For sensing applications involving distances as far as 200 mm, Baumer has introduced the new Long-Range ParCon, an analog optical line sensor that projects a continuous 24 mm wide beam of parallel light to a reflector, permitting extremely fast and reliable detection of moving parts as small as 0.5 mm. The sensor can also measure object widths regardless of the target's position in the measuring field. This cost-effective alternative to light curtain technology accurately detects and measures metallic and non-metallic objects at high speed processing rates up to 1 kHz with resolutions up to 0.1 mm. The Long-Range ParCon is designed to accurately detect material edges in applications such as packaging, textile manufacturing, paper production, and printing/graphics. This sensor can also be used in PCB manufacturing, food and beverage packaging, laboratory automation, medical device manufacturing and metalworking applications. The sensor features a 24 mm wide parallel light beam that allows accurate detection and measurement of thick or thin objects regardless of their location within the sensing field. Sized at just 67 x 34 x 16.5 mm, the Long-Range ParCon's housing contains the sender, receiver, and specialty optics. Only a reflector is needed to operate the sensor, which mounts quickly and easily into small space applications. For more information on the Baumer's new Long-Range ParCon Sensor, contact Baumer at (800) 937-9336, www.baumer.com or via e-mail at MAILTO:sales.us@baumer.com. The Baumer Group is a leading international manufacturer of sensors and system solutions for factory and process automation. In 2009 the innovative family-owned company employs about 2,000 people worldwide in 35 locations and 18 countries. The long lasting success is built on high customer focus as well as the innovative and diversified product range of the five product segments Sensor Solutions, Motion Control, Vision Technologies, Process Instrumentation, and Gluing Systems. For further information, please visit www.baumer.com.

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