Monitoring the gripper position

Inductive proximity sensors such as the IQ08 are used to determine gripper positions. Thanks to this sensor's miniature design, it is extremely easy to install in applications, even where there is little room to spare. By detecting the gripper's end positions, the IQ08 is able to identify whether the gripper is opening and closing properly. Thanks to its rugged housing made of brass and plastic, the IQ08 is no match for vibrations, dust and water, which means that it delivers high process reliability. On swivel grippers, IM Miniature inductive sensors safely detect the gripper's swivel position (cam). The WLL80 fiber-optic sensor is perfectly suited for use with miniaturized grippers. It emits light via an LL3 optical fiber and uses the reflected light to detect the distance to the reflective surface and the positions of the gripper fingers.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Very large selection of plastic and glass fiber-optic cables.
    • Fiber-optic cables resistant to chemicals and high temperature
    • Threaded and smooth sleeves, bands of light (array), 90° reflection versions available
    • Focused optics
    • Proximity and through-beam versions available
    • Plastic , protective metal or Teflon sheathing available
    • Response time up to 16 µs
    • Sensing range up to 20 m (through-beam system); up to 1.4 m (proximity system)
    • IP54 enclosure rating
    • OLED display with text display in various languages
    • Stand-alone version with IO-Link
    • Diagnostic functions and Smart Tasks
    • Adjustable hysteresis and continuous threshold adaptation
    • Bus version available
  • Following products can be used
    Inductive proximity sensors
    IQY
    • Sensing range Sn: 0.8 mm
    • Installation type: Flush
    • Cuboid shape (W x H x D): 5 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm
    • Electrical wiring: DC 3-wire
    • Switching output: PNP
    • Output function: NC
    • Connection type: Cable, 3-wire, 2 m
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    Inductive proximity sensors
    IQY
    • Sensing range Sn: 0.8 mm
    • Installation type: Flush
    • Cuboid shape (W x H x D): 5 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm
    • Electrical wiring: DC 3-wire
    • Switching output: PNP
    • Output function: NO
    • Connection type: Cable with connector M8, 3-pin, 0.2 m
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    Inductive proximity sensors
    IQY
    • Sensing range Sn: 0.8 mm
    • Installation type: Flush
    • Cuboid shape (W x H x D): 5 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm
    • Electrical wiring: DC 3-wire
    • Switching output: NPN
    • Output function: NO
    • Connection type: Cable, 3-wire, 2 m
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    Inductive proximity sensors
    IQY
    • Sensing range Sn: 0.8 mm
    • Installation type: Flush
    • Cuboid shape (W x H x D): 5 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm
    • Electrical wiring: DC 3-wire
    • Switching output: PNP
    • Output function: NO
    • Connection type: Cable, 3-wire, 2 m
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