Designed for reliable pallet detection, the sensor and bracket are supplied as a pre-assembled set to enable the conveyor system manufacturer to pre-mount to the conveyor in the factory, which is traditionally done on-site during the installation and commissioning phase of the system. They say it saves conveyor system manufacturers both time and money.
Leuze has been an innovator for technological milestones in industrial automation for more than 50 years. The Leuze product range includes switching and measuring sensors, identification systems, data transmission, image processing solutions, and machine safety components and systems. The focus of their work is in the areas of intralogistics, packaging, machine tools, automotive industry, and laboratory automation.
The new mounting brackets are designed specifically to fit the 25C series sensors. This means that the conveyor system manufacturer can install the sensor and bracket set inside the conveyor, protecting it from potential damage. The integrated sloping front screen of the bracket deflects any dirt or debris that may fall onto it ensuring that the solution requires less cleaning and maintenance than systems that rely on standard retro-reflective photoelectric sensors.
In addition, the special ambient light configuration of the 25C sensors ensures that they are insensitive to high-frequency LED illumination used that is often found in production and logistics buildings and can cause the unreliable operation of other types of diffuse sensors. Pallets are notoriously difficult to detect with diffuse optical sensors due to the differences in colour and surface. However, the company says that thanks to the detection performance and function reserve of the 25C sensors, these issues are easily overcome and reliable detection of different pallet types is ensured.
In addition to its new bracket-mounted sensors, Leuze has also recently released a new range of fork sensors with the world’s first combined fork sensor, the GSX14E. The product uses two detection methods of ultrasonics and light to detect a wide range of labels, regardless of their material and surface characteristics. This includes labels made of inhomogeneous cavitated BOPP material that can be reliably detected through the optical operating principle. The fork sensor is suitable for applications where a wide range of labels need to be detected, which, in the past, frequently required the use of multiple different sensors.
Leuze was founded in 1963, headquartered in Owen/Teck in Southern Germany. Today, there are more than 1,200 Sensor People around the world working with a great deal of experience and dedication to ensure the lasting success of their customers in a changing industry – be it in the technological competence centers or in one of the 20 sales companies supported by more than 40 international distributors.
You can find more information about Leuze and its solutions on its website.