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Retrosmart

RetroSmart

Many of today’s industrial control functions require a sensor that can provide dependable detection of position or presence of transparent containers. The RetroSmart™ will provide a single, non-chattering output for each transparent container that passes by, independent of size, shape, empty, or full.

Imagine… just point the RetroSmart™ sensor’s red, narrow light beam at the reflector and push the AUTOSET button one time. Now sit back and watch the sensor flawlessly detect any size PET bottle filled with water, with no need to worry about burn-through or double signals. When the efficiency of an entire production line depends on the performance of a photoelectric sensor, the RetroSmart™ is the smart choice.

AGS
AGS (Automatic Gain Select) is an unique feature that provides automatic digital selection of amplifier gain based upon your sensing requirements.

AUTO ADJUSTMENT
The AUTOSET adjustment routine only requires the push of one button, one time. Even in a dynamic operating condition, with ongoing input events, all you have to do is push the button for a perfect setting.

EDR®
Another unique feature is the digitally controlled EDR® (Enhanced Dynamic Range) circuit. It prevents dark state saturation and expands the operating range without reducing amplifier gain.

REMOTE AUTOSET
To remotely AUTOSET the sensor, apply a momentary contact closuer from the AUTOSET input wire to negative as showin in the wiring diagram.

8 LED DUAL FUNCTION INDICATOR
Contrast Indicator - rovides "at-a-glance" performance data.

LOCK
When this feature is enabled the sensor becomes tamperproof. Note: The remote AUTOSET is not affected by the lock.

LST
LST (light State Tracking) automatically adjusts the sensor up in order to maintain a perfect setting. When diminishing conditions occur, as in a dusty environment, or slight misalignment issues, the sensor will "bump" up the gain to compensate for the reduced performance.

HIGH SPEED
100 microsecond response time for high-speed bottling, filling, or printing applications.

CONNECTIONS
Built-in 12mm connector of 6' cable.

MOUNTING OPTIONS
Through-hole, or bracket mount.

RetroSmart Features

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 100µs response time
  • Polarized Retroreflective - from a few inches up to 8 feet
  • Remote AUTOSET
  • Light State Tracking
  • Button lockout
  • Cable or quick disconnect versions
  • Immune to most abient light, including strobes

 

Benefits:

  • Reliable and repeatable detection of the clearest and shiniest of materials from leading to trailing edge
  • No false triggers
  • Easy Remote AUTOSET for hard to reach areas
  • Through-hole or bracket mounting for easy installation
  • Robust design to improve up-time

SUPPLY VOLTAGE:
10 to 30 VDC
Polarity Protected

CURRENT REQUIREMENTS:
50 milliamps (exclusive of load)

OUTPUT TRANSISTORS:
(1) NPN and (1) PNP sensor output transistors
Outputs sink or source up to 150 milliamps (current limit)
All outputs are continuously short circuit protected
Outputs protected from pulsing during power up

RESPONSE TIME:
Light state response = 100 microseconds
Dark state response = 100 microseconds

PUSH BUTTON CONTROL:
"One-Touch" AutoSet™ push-button setup
Tweak adjustments with "UP" or "Down" buttons
LST™ (Light State Tracking) Enable/Disable selection
Light/Dark "ON" selection

DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS:
8 LED Contrast Indicator displays scaled reading of sensor's response to contrasting light levels (light to dark)
Red LED "LOCK" Indicator
Green LED "LST™" (Light State Tracking) Indicator
Red Output Status Indicator
 

LED LIGHT SOURCE:
Red= 660 nm
Pulse Modulated

MAXIMUM SENSING RANGE:
From 6 in. to 8 ft. (15.24 cm to 2.4 m)
Distance to AR6151 reflector

REMOTE AUTOSET INPUT:
Opto isolated sinking input (10 milliamps)

Hysteresis:
2 bars on the Contrast Indicator
Light State switch = 5
Dark State switch = 3

LIGHT IMMUNITY:
Responds to sensor's pulse-modulated light source, resulting in high immunity to most ambient light, including high intensity strobes.

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE:
-40ºC to 70ºC (-40ºF to 158ºF)

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:
Chemical resistant high impact polycarbonate housing
Waterproof, ratings: NEMA 4 and IP67 enclosure rating
Conforms to heavy industry grade CE requirements

DIMENSIONS:
Width: 2.205 in (56.0mm)
Height: 2.555 in (64.9mm)
Depth: 0.90 in (22.9mm)
 

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 100µs response time
  • Polarized Retroreflective - from a few inches up to 8 feet
  • Remote AUTOSET
  • Light State Tracking
  • Button lockout
  • Cable or quick disconnect versions
  • Immune to most abient light, including strobes

 

Benefits:

  • Reliable and repeatable detection of the clearest and shiniest of materials from leading to trailing edge
  • No false triggers
  • Easy Remote AUTOSET for hard to reach areas
  • Through-hole or bracket mounting for easy installation
  • Robust design to improve up-time

Drawing

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 100µs response time
  • Polarized Retroreflective - from a few inches up to 8 feet
  • Remote AUTOSET
  • Light State Tracking
  • Button lockout
  • Cable or quick disconnect versions
  • Immune to most abient light, including strobes

 

Benefits:

  • Reliable and repeatable detection of the clearest and shiniest of materials from leading to trailing edge
  • No false triggers
  • Easy Remote AUTOSET for hard to reach areas
  • Through-hole or bracket mounting for easy installation
  • Robust design to improve up-time

1. Select Connection required::

  • RSR - 6 foot (1.8m) Cable
  • RSRC - Red

2. Select Lens Material: (-1 = Standard RetroSmart)

  • -1 - Acrylic
  • -1G - Chemical Resistant Glass Window

Optimum from 6 in. to 8 ft. (15.24 cm to 2.4m) distance to the AR6151 reflector

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 100µs response time
  • Polarized Retroreflective - from a few inches up to 8 feet
  • Remote AUTOSET
  • Light State Tracking
  • Button lockout
  • Cable or quick disconnect versions
  • Immune to most abient light, including strobes

 

Benefits:

  • Reliable and repeatable detection of the clearest and shiniest of materials from leading to trailing edge
  • No false triggers
  • Easy Remote AUTOSET for hard to reach areas
  • Through-hole or bracket mounting for easy installation
  • Robust design to improve up-time

LIGHT SOURCE SELECTION

Red (Visible) Light Source
Visible red LED light source recommended for sensing transparent/translucent objects. Outperforms infrared light in many moderate to low contrast applications. Also recommended for use with plastic fiberoptic light guides.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 100µs response time
  • Polarized Retroreflective - from a few inches up to 8 feet
  • Remote AUTOSET
  • Light State Tracking
  • Button lockout
  • Cable or quick disconnect versions
  • Immune to most abient light, including strobes

 

Benefits:

  • Reliable and repeatable detection of the clearest and shiniest of materials from leading to trailing edge
  • No false triggers
  • Easy Remote AUTOSET for hard to reach areas
  • Through-hole or bracket mounting for easy installation
  • Robust design to improve up-time

Product Literature

Flyer
Brochure
Instructions
Reflectors
Customer Testimonials

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Applications:

Trigger Sensor for Code Marking
Trigger Sensor for Code Marking

Detection of Transparent Containers
Detection of Transparent Containers

Safety Seal
Safety Seal

Clear Detection Applications
Clear Detection Applications

Videos:

Instructional


Overview

Applications


Clear Double Sheet Detection


Shiny Objects


Clam Shell Detection


Clear Bottle Detection

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 100µs response time
  • Polarized Retroreflective - from a few inches up to 8 feet
  • Remote AUTOSET
  • Light State Tracking
  • Button lockout
  • Cable or quick disconnect versions
  • Immune to most abient light, including strobes

 

Benefits:

  • Reliable and repeatable detection of the clearest and shiniest of materials from leading to trailing edge
  • No false triggers
  • Easy Remote AUTOSET for hard to reach areas
  • Through-hole or bracket mounting for easy installation
  • Robust design to improve up-time