Friday, December 04, 2015

Photoelectric Distance Sensors

Factory automation requires reliable and precise measurements of objects in many various applications. Robots often use distance sensors as a check to ensure they are in position when gripping a part for welding or other processes. Paper, roofing, or other continuous processes use distance sensors for loop control so that process can continue running at the proper tension or provide run time during core changes.

Balluff’s newest distance sensor utilizes time of flight technology that allows for detecting objects at longer distances with various surface characteristics. The BOD 23 sensor incorporates flexible outputs and pushbutton setup for easy integration and configuration. In addition, the IP69K rating tolerates wash-down applications in the food and beverage industry.

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