BANNER Engineering, represented in Australia by Micromax , has released the Q60 Series laser adjustable-field sensors.
The sensors feature a mechanically adjustable sensing cutoff point that allows them to reliably detect extremely small objects with relatively low reflectivity while ignoring background objects immediately behind the set cutoff point.
The lasers are available in both Class 1 or extended-range Class 2 laser formats. The sensing cutoff point can be set from 200mm to 1400mm for the Class 1 version and 200mm to 2000mm for the Class 2 version.
Applications for these sensors include error proofing applications like checking punched holes or detecting irregularly shaped containers, over-height and positioning for the packaging market. Parcel shape, dimensioning and barcode reader triggering for the material handling market can also be monitored as well as glue positioning, veneer monitoring and edge guiding for the forest products industry.
Two multi-function push buttons allow operators to set a wide variety of output delay options, toggle between light and dark operate mode, or lock out the push buttons for security purposes.
These functions can also be set using the sensor's remote configuration wire. Seven LEDs indicate configuration and operating status during RUN mode and a rotating pointer indicates the relative cutoff position within the sensor's overall range, keeping users constantly aware of sensor performance.
The sensors are constructed with a durable ABS/polycarbonate blend moulded housing and an acrylic lens. They operate in temperatures from -10°C to +50°C for dc models and -10°C to +45°C for ac models.
They meet IP67 and NEMA 6 environmental ratings. Q60 Laser Series sensors are available with an assortment of attached cable or quick-disconnect connector options.
Another feature of the Q60 Laser Series sensors is availability in a universal voltage format of 12 to 250V dc or 24 to 250V ac operation in addition to the widely used standard 10 to 30V dc format.