Dynamic gapping

Tilt-tray or cross-belt sorters have a fixed cell length that requires one given distance value between items, regardless of the item length. Shoe sorters can be loaded more flexibly to increase their throughput. There is no need to wait for the next available cell; it is sufficient to know that an item with a measured length plus the required gap has passed. This solution is implemented with extra long light grids that enable the detection of an item’s leading edge and length. The light grids are networked via fieldbuses, e.g. Profibus, so that the entire information on the item is immediately available to the PLC.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family MLG-2 Prime
    Configure measurement tasks with ease via the display
    • High-resolution light grid: with beam separation of 5 mm, 10 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 30 mm und 50 mm
    • Available with three push-pull switching outputs or two analog outputs
    • Display configuration with selected, pre-programmed measuring functions
    • Monitoring height up to 3.2 m
    • Operating range up to 8.5 m
    • Optical synchronization of sender and receiver
    • Cloning function via IO-Link
    • Temperature range from –30 °C to +55 °C