We are currently designing a new website. To place an order please call our sales office on 01384 286969.

Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • ML100 Newcomer – New Solutions Available in Applications

    Optical sensors are increasingly becoming core components in machinery. In addition to providing products that offer the required reliability, sensor manufacturers must contribute to reducing costs and increasing cost effectiveness. It is the case that, even within cost-optimized and standardized series, there is a growing need for solutions that can handle more complex tasks.

    The popular ML100 Series from Pepperl & Fuchs has now been expanded to include three new types: a sensor with an extra-wide light spot, a sensor for background evaluation, and a sensor with multiple light spots. By adding these new types to the range of existing ones, the ML100 Series now covers a multitude of applications.

    Three High-Performance New Types Added to the Series

    The ML100-8-W is a high-performance diffuse sensor version with a very wide visible light spot. This light spot is around 170 mm at the maximum sensing distance of 200 mm. This diffuse sensor is perfect for use on conveyor routes for glass or module transport. In addition, it is ideal in flat panel production, particularly on lifting tables or track switches, where a retroreflective sensor for glass detection cannot be used due to interfering reflectors in the traverse path. The extra-large light spot prevents incorrect switching on heavily textured surfaces and is very resistant to vibration and tilting of the object.

    The ML100-8-HW with background evaluation is now available and uses the triangulation principle. The receiver, consisting of a near-field element and far-field element, can make a clear distinction between a background, such as a metal frame, and an object in the detection area. In doing so, the sensor references the detected background. The object is detected if the geometric arrangement means that more light falls on the near-field element than on the far-field element. In addition, it is detected if no light reaches the receiver, e.g., if the light is reflected by a shiny object. This enables operation without the need for reflectors, while permitting the detection of flat objects or objects that have low reflectivity and are in front of a background that is in close proximity, e.g., black rubber parts on conveyor belts.

    In the field of sensors with background suppression, the ML100 Series has been expanded to include the ML100-8-H with three light spots, which enable redundancy. One special feature is that the outputs include a logical AND and OR link. The OR output activates when one of the three light spots is detected, meaning inhomogeneous objects can be reliably detected. Disruptions in objects can be ignored. The AND output activates only if all three light spots are detected. This ensures object properties can be detected, but interference in the surrounding area, such as dust, can be ignored. The extra-small light spots enable very precise detection. Objects in close proximity in the background are suppressed.

    At a glance:

    • New Versions in the ML100 Series
    • ML100-8-W diffuse sensor with extra-wide light spot
    • ML100-8-HW sensor with background evaluation
    • ML100-8-H sensor with background suppression and three light spots

    For more information please call us on +44 1384 286969 or email sales@camis-group.com

    or call +44 1384 286969

1 Item(s)