Photoelectric sensors play a key role in modern production automation. Pepperl+Fuchs, with its Visolux brand, provides one among the biggest series of modern PV sensors currently available on the market including sensors for automation tasks such as recognition, positioning, detection, image processing, data transmission and distance measurement.
The novel RLG28 retro-reflective area sensor operates much similar to the retro-reflective sensor, with the exception that it comprises numerous receivers and transmitters in a single enclosure with a reflector.
With a constant detection field of 60 mm and a 12-mm resolution over a 0-4 m range, the RLG28 retro-reflective area sensor facilitates small objects to be detected consistently within the complete detection area.
The RLG28 can be used to reliably detect object front edges including various sacks, pallets, reflecting or packages goods. This sensor is ideal as an overhang control and as an ejection control meant for falling objects. Industries wherein the sensor finds applications include automotive, packaging and handling.