BANNER Engineering, represented by Micromax , has announced new LX Series high-speed, high-resolution part sensing light screens.
Each diode of the LX's unique electronics system becomes a part of up to 11 light beams to generate a nearly solid crosshatch pattern and achieve detection of extraordinarily small objects of just 0.22" (5.6mm).
The LX also features response speeds as low as 0.8 milliseconds making it suitable for applications where high-speed miniature object detection is required.
The LX is available in 3", 6" or 12" lengths. It features an aluminum housing with a convenient T-slot for mounting flexibility.
Users can choose from short or standard range light screen pairs depending on application requirements.
Compact size, high sensing speed, rugged construction and ultra-high resolution make the LX a suitable sensor for part ejection and conveying applications.
As ejected objects pass through the sensing beams, the sensor's outputs relay to the machine that it may proceed to the next cycle.
This verification process protects costly metal stamping dies from damage due to stuck or jammed stamped pieces which have not registered as having cleared the process.
The new system is easy to set up and simple to use with correct sensor alignment clearly indicated via status LEDs.
Variable sensor height, convenient bracket options and long-range sensing capabilities of the LX also make it well suited for conveyer applications where the sensor is looking for the leading edge of objects varying in height, but occurring at similar intervals within a given range.
This includes parcel handling and "flat finding" of envelopes or flat parcels in a conveyed application.
The 10 to 30V dc LX Series opposed-mode sensing light screens have a maximum output rating of 150 milliamps. Models come with bipolar NPN and PNP outputs.
The compact but rugged sensors tolerate vibration, mechanical shock, and washdown. Internal circuitry guards against false pulse on power-up, continuous overload, and short circuit of outputs.