Flexible configuration of the sensor for different packaging

In the area of secondary packaging, machines and systems are utilized in a flexible manner to accommodate a wide variety of product variants. Order-specific packaging formats are used in the production process to produce these products. The packaging can vary significantly, in particular with regard to shape and surface properties. When using the WTT12LC smart sensor in the PowerProx product family, different sensor parameter sets for specific formats can be created and stored in the controller. This enables packaging formats to be switched during operation in a fast, absolutely reproducible manner and with no manual intervention: the controller simply sends the new parameter set to the smart sensor via IO-Link. That makes one-off applications easier than ever.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Time-of-flight technology
    • Laser class 1, red and infrared light
    • Sensing range: 5 cm to 4 m
    • Very small background range: 6 mm
    • Switching frequencies of up to 1,000 Hz
    • The option of up to three adjustable digital outputs or one IO-Link analog output: for up to eight switching points, distance value and smart sensor functionality
    • 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