For sensing applications involving distances as far as 200 mm, Baumer has introduced the new Long-Range ParCon, an analog optical line sensor that projects a continuous 24 mm wide beam of parallel light to a reflector, permitting extremely fast and reliable detection of moving parts as small as 0.5 mm. The sensor can also measure object widths regardless of the target’s position in the measuring field.
This cost-effective alternative to light curtain technology accurately detects and measures metallic and non-metallic objects at high speed processing rates up to 1 kHz with resolutions up to 0.1 mm. The Long-Range ParCon is designed to accurately detect material edges in applications such as packaging, textile manufacturing, paper production, and printing/graphics. This sensor can also be used in PCB manufacturing, food and beverage packaging, laboratory automation, medical device manufacturing and metalworking applications.
The sensor features a 24 mm wide parallel light beam that allows accurate detection and measurement of thick or thin objects regardless of their location within the sensing field. Sized at just 67 x 34 x 16.5 mm, the Long-Range ParCon’s housing contains the sender, receiver, and specialty optics. Only a reflector is needed to operate the sensor, which mounts quickly and easily into small space applications.