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Dynamic measurement of gaps between objects with Smart Sensor Solutions

The W12-3 small photoelectric sensor detects both objects and gaps between objects in material flows. With the help of Smart Sensor Solutions, time values can be determined precisely and transmitted via IO-Link. Where the conveying speed is known, the control calculates object lengths and gaps between objects. If an accurate value for the gap between the objects is not required, and only the information as to whether the gap is large enough is needed, the information can be completely processed in the sensor. In such cases only a switching output is required to output the information.

  • 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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