Reliable detection of irregular product edges

The exact detection of product edges in the packaging process avoids collisions. Irregular product shapes present a huge challenge here. Single light beams alone can easily miss irregular edges, which can lead to faulty packaging. The MLG-2 Prime automation light grid or the Reflex Array (RAY26) multiTask photoelectric sensor reliably detects even flat and small objects, even if they are shaped like wedges, pillows, or pockets.

  • Following product families can be used
    • RAY10: 25 mm-high light array, detects objects ≥ 5 mm
    • RAY26: 55 mm-high light array, three variants, detects objects ≥ 3 mm, ≥ 5 mm or ≥ 10 mm
    • Display for predictive maintenance on the sensor; transmits maintenance signals to the PLC via IO-Link
    • Conveyor belt suppression for RAY26
    • 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
    • Beam separation: 2.5 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm
    • Maximum range: 12 m
    • Functions: Cross beam measurement, 4 x zone measurement, high-speed scan, transparent mode
    • Interfaces: PNP, analog, RS485, IO-Link, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT®, EtherNet/IPTM, CANopen
    • Sun resistance mode with reliable switching threshold