Monday, April 04, 2016

Omron’s E3S-DB retro-reflective sensor is the first in a new generation of high-performance sensors designed for packaging machines. Developed in close consultation with Omron’s leading customers in the Food & Beverage industry, it is designed for the stable detection of all transparent objects, independent of shape, colour, or thickness.

The E3S-DB follows the Omron 361˚ approach where you select what you really need: not more – not less. E3S-DB is part of the PRO-Plus line, providing tailored performance for specific applications in industry.

The E3S-DB detects all types of transparent objects such as glass bottles, PET bottles, transparent trays and packaging films. The sensor provides stable operation under all ambient conditions resulting in fewer sensor failures, thus less downtime of your machine.

The E3S-DB features models with multi-turn trimmer pots and models with “Smart Teach ”- an enhanced teaching method combining a seamless threshold setting using a one-turn trimmer and One-push-teach. The teach button automatically adjusts light emission power and sensitivity based on the sensing distance and selected threshold. This provides clear information about the sensor’s settings and allows easy and fast copying of sensor settings.

Using a of an PC-interface, the monitoring tool optimised control over all sensor parameters using
remote devices. Furthermore, in conjunction with SmartTeach, it enables analysis of the minimum attenuation of an object.

To achieve the most reliable long-term operation, the threshold for transparent-object detection should be exactly between the light intensity levels for object absence and object presence. This optimum or ‘middle’ position can be quickly determined and clearly indicated using the monitoring tool, as shown.