Integrated object and gap measurement when feeding products

When feeding products into horizontal forming, filling or sealing machines, it is necessary to check that the object being transported is of the correct size, and located in the correct position on the conveying equipment. When using the W4S-3 smart sensor and the integrated “Object and Gap Monitor” smart task, objects and gaps are identified directly within the sensor. Should any deviations in the expected values arise, the smart sensor sends appropriate signals to the controller. Thanks to the integrated signal delay and signal buffering functions, it is also possible for the sensor to directly control an actuator and thereby efficiently and autonomously remove faulty products.