The SLG-2 is an automation light grid for various detection and measuring tasks. It features two optics variants: One with frontal and one with side light emission. They allow for the narrow light grid housing to be integrated into almost any application. The SLG-2 has no blind zone and is available with detection heights from 100 mm to 2,400 mm. Thanks to the 9x cross-beam function, the light grid achieves very high resolution and reliably detects even very thin objects. Smart Tasks and the powerful IO-Link COM3 interface make processing of measurement data in the device possible. The detailed diagnostic information of the SLG-2 can be used for condition-based device maintenance.
At a glance
Housing dimensions: 12 mm x 24 mm, detection heights: 100 mm to 2,400 mm
Slim and flat housing variants
Cross-beam function: Up to 9 beams
Short response times due to its own light grid ASIC
Detection, classification and measurement functions as well as Smart Tasks
Detailed diagnostic information
IO-Link COM3 interface
Simple machine integration thanks to compact design
In modern machine designs, space is usually quite limited. In many places, every millimeter counts and it is important that dimensions are very compact. These are just the right application conditions for the SLG-2 light grid – the powerful solution for classic detection and measuring tasks. The SLG-2 is available in slim and flat variants, which means it can be integrated very well into various tight installation spaces, offering you a high level of flexibility for machine integration.
The SLG-2 can be integrated into nearly any application thanks to its low space requirements and two alignment variants.
Detection of narrow objects
Very high precision for the detection of narrow objects
Various features of the compact SLG-2 guarantee particularly good detection performance: In addition to a minimum beam separation of just 10 mm, the cross-beam function with up to 9 light beams also increases the resolution. That means the SLG-2 is suitable for the precise and economical detection and measurement of very flat objects such as metal and wooden panels.
Small beam separation and the cross-beam function make for excellent resolution: it allows particularly thin objects to be detected just as reliably as when several narrow objects pass through the light grid at the same time.
Simple evaluation functions and classifications in the SLG-2 via SOPAS ET.
Measurement data can be used extensively with the SLG-2 thanks to Smart Tasks and the IO-Link interface. With the help of zone and logic functions, simple application tasks can be executed in the device. In the process, the intelligent sensor provides valuable diagnostic information about its condition. For example, the light grid signals when contamination impairs its performance too much. This data creates a foundation for condition-based maintenance and high availability.
The SLG-2 performs simple measuring and classification tasks internally and, depending on the application, eliminates the need for additional downstream hardware. A wide range of diagnostic information reduces system downtime and significantly increases cost-effectiveness.