Checking presence and fill level in the singulation system

To ensure that the vibration drives of a bowl feeder and the linear conveyors connected to it are not continually in operation, the presence of the material to be conveyed must be checked at various points in the singulation system. To ensure this occurs, all the material placed on the linear conveyor is detected using the rugged and easily adjustable WFL fork sensor. The WLL180 fiber-optic sensor is even able to monitor the presence of parts on the loading pallet when the space available is severely limited. The UP56 ultrasonic level sensor is used to check how full the bowl feeder is.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Very precise Class 1 laser
    • Simple and precise setting of the switching threshold via IO-Link, teach-in button, or plus/minus buttons
    • Fast response time: 100 μs
    • PNP and NPN switching output
    • Light/dark switching function
    • Stable aluminum housing with IP 65 enclosure rating
    • Smart sensor with integrated IO-Link interface
    • Selectable response time up to 16 µs
    • Sensing range up to 20 m (through-beam system); up to 1,400 mm (proximity system)
    • Bus-compatible with anti-interference
    • 2 x 4-digit digital display
    • Adjustable hysteresis
    • Rotatable display screen
    • High-resolution signal processing
    • Programmable time delays
    • Non-contact measurement up to 3.4 m operating distance / 8.0 m scanning distance limit
    • Pressure resistant up to 6 bar
    • Converter protected by PVDF cover for increased resistance
    • 3-in-1: Continuous measurement, switching signal, and display
    • Analog output can be switched 4 mA ... 20 mA and 0 V ... 10 V
    • Process connector thread G 1 and G 2
    • IP67 enclosure rating
    • Simple operation, also via Connect+