A trend-setter in the production of sensors, machine vision, safety systems and automatic identification products for Factories and Logistics Automation, SICK, has introduced a new array sensor named WL27-3 Reflex Array photoelectric sensor to be used for the identification of objects that are irregular in shape.
Any object whose dimension is equal to or greater than 12mm, can be detected by the array, irrespective of the object’s position or properties (with a 150mm detection height)
Cost factors are reduced because it operates in reflex mode and needs to mount and power only one device. Moreover it rapidly helps us to understand the alignment methods needed for using the machine in perfect alignment with the reflector MDO (Minimum detectable object) resolution of 5mm, with a detection height of 24mm, is also available in a different version.
This array sensor can be applied to identify objects with waning or tapered edges, packaged and bagged products, warped boards, and also uninterrupted edge detection of objects of different heights, containers with perforations and pallets.With these features, the reflex array sensor can replace the older conventional methods of using small light grids or stacked photoelectric sensors.