The AS30 array sensor operates on the proximity scanning principle. It detects even the slightest differences in grayscale values within the field-of-view. Positioning of, for example, a paper web based on the web edge or a contrast line is only one of many possible applications. Widths, diameters, and gaps can also be detected. In reflector mode, the AS30 can even detect transparent materials.
At a glance
Teach-in of selected edges possible
Full color TFT display
Various operating modes for different applications
Core and Prime variant for different fields of application
Large measuring range of up to 165 mm
Sensing distance of 25 mm or 100 mm
Repeatability of up to 150 µm
More process reliability through edge and area teach-in
The AS30 provides the option to teach-in edge positions or areas. The sensor can then detect a taught-in contrast edge while ignoring spurious edges in the surroundings or on the object to be detected. This results in increased process reliability and stability. The area teach-in can be used to define detection zones, which simplifies position control.
Edge and area teach-in can be performed directly via the control panel or via IO-Link.
The AS30 enables you to achieve more process reliability and save time during commissioning. The sensor can be taught-in, and switching zones defined in just a few clicks.
High application flexibility through sensor configuration and IO-Link
Through the flexible configuration of the array sensor via IO-Link, the SOPAS ET configuration software, and the intuitive full color TFT display, the AS30 can solve a wide variety of application tasks. Thanks to various preset operating modes, the AS30 can be employed, for example, for edge guiding, object positioning or width measurement. Through a simple switchover from proximity scanning mode to reflector mode, the AS30 is able to detect opaque and transparent objects.
The AS30 lets you solve a wide variety of tasks with just one device. Whether it be edge or width measurement, opaque or transparent materials: The AS30 is the right solution.
Higher detection performance thanks to external illumination
By using an external illumination unit for array sensors such as the AS30, very good results can be achieved in particular when detecting dark material edges. With the powerful external ELA illumination unit, SICK offers an accessory that can be used together with the AS30 in numerous applications and can eliminate the need for expensive vision systems. The ELA can also be used as a backlight.