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Flexible sensor adjustment for the detection of transparent objects

When manufacturing bottled products in the beverage industry, it is necessary to produce a wide variety of product variants. These are transported with high cycle rates. To achieve fast, trouble-free transport of the bottles, they need to be detected reliably. The bottles can vary significantly, in particular with regard to shape and surface properties. The high transport speed and the optical characteristics of the drink bottles demand precise detection. Smart sensors, like the W12G photoelectric sensor, offer pre-defined detection profiles that enable the sensor to be optimally and nevertheless quickly configured to the various bottle shapes and surfaces.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family W12-3
    Rugged metal housing provides exceptional performance in demanding applications
    • Best-in-class optical performance due to superior OES technology
    • Autocollimation with retro-reflective sensors
    • Background and foreground suppression with second emitter LED on proximity sensors
    • Highly visible, precise light spot and high-energy IR transmitters
    • Rugged die-cast zinc housing, optional with Teflon® coating
    • Mounting options with through holes, base blind holes, oblong through holes and dovetail
    • Flexible sensor settings, monitoring, advanced diagnostics, and visualization thanks to IO-Link
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