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Checking presence and level monitoring in a vibratory bowl feeder

In a vibratory bowl feeder, small parts in the form of bulk materials are sorted and automatically presented in the proper position for additional processing steps. To prevent the vibration drives of both the bowl feeder and the connected linear conveyor from running in constant operation, the presence and level of the bulk material must be measured. To achieve this, the UM18-2 Pro ultrasonic level sensor checks the level of the vibratory bowl feeder. Alternatively, WTB2S-2 or WTB4-3 miniature photoelectric sensors with background suppression or an IQ08 inductive proximity sensor integrated into a pendulum can be used to monitor the level of the vibratory bowl feeder. The bowl feeder is switched on or off depending on the measured level.

  • Following product families can be used
    Photoelectric sensor family with best-in-class performance
    • Best background suppression sensor in its class
    • Universal use of PinPoint LED technology in all models
    • BGS proximity sensor with laser-like light spot for precise detection tasks
    • Reliable setting via 5-turn potentiometer, teach-in pushbutton, teach-in via cable or IO-Link
    • Flexible sensor settings, monitoring, advanced diagnostics, and visualization thanks to IO-Link
    Simple set up, perfect detection
    • Reliable measurement, regardless of material color, transparency, gloss, or ambient light
    • Sensing ranges up to 1,300 mm
    • Short metal or plastic M18 housing from 42 mm in length
    • Straight or angled design
    • Immune to dirt, dust, humidity, and fog
    • Versatile interfaces including IO-Link available
    Incredibly small, yet powerful
    • Sensor with background suppression and without any significant black/white shift
    • PinPoint 2.0 LED with extended sensing distances and high operating reserves
    • A variety of application possibilities thanks to clearly-defined laser-like or line-shaped light spots
    • Detection of highly-transparent and reflective objects using sensors with V-optics
    • Photoelectric retro-reflective sensor with autocollimation and a clearly visible light spot

    The highflier in intelligent automation

    • Technologies: ForegroundSuppression, DoubleLine, V-optics and MultiSwitch
    • Two switching points and distance value output in one device
    • Diffuse sender LED for ambient light suppression
    • BluePilot: Teach-Turn adjustment with optical sensing range and alignment aid
    • Smart Sensor: Latest diagnostics and monitoring functions
    • VISTAL® housing

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