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Laser Sensor

Laser Sensor

Uses a laser beam to maintain a focused visible light spot on the object or feature to be sensed.  It is easily aligned, easily setup, and designed for repeatability of performance from sensor to sensor.  The intuitive graphic OLED display provides all necessary information and visual confirmation of sensing stability giving the user confidence as to the long-term performance of the sensor.  The consistently small laser beam is used to detect such things as a tab on a battery, a misaligned or missing bottle cap, or a cross-threaded can lid.  It is useful not only in general purpose applications such as a product detector for vision systems, and simple inspection applications but also for high precision applications for small parts detection, critical identifying feature inspection, and detection of micro electronic packages.

ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS
The OLED Alpha/Numeric display provides all the information a line operator needs for maximum up time. There is a 10 segment Contrast Indicator for viewing dynamic signal strength and sensor performance; a set-point number and signal strength number for static viewing of the long-term contrast attributes; symbols to indicate the sensing mode, output mode, timer status, and button lockout status. This display also provides visual aid when configuring the sensor specifically for any application requirement. With this unique OLED display, the user may also view the Sensor Scope in order to confirm the long-term robustness of the application contrast. This feature ensures that the production line will not have to be constantly monitored for consistent production throughput.

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MULTIPLE SETUP MODES
Sensor can be setup under dynamic conditons where the object is moving or in a static state where control over material indexing is available.

SENSOR SCOPE
Monitor performance with unique Sensor Scope.

Smart Scope

TIMERS
Four timer modes are offered as Advanced Options. This feature provides users with the option to condition the output specifically for the application requirement.
Off Delay: Extends the Output Time.
On Delay: Extends the Input Time.
One Shot: Provides a defined Output "On" Time.
Debounce: Provides an Anti-Chatter timer.

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REMOTE PROGRAMMING
The SmartDot sensor can be configured and adjusted from the Remote AUTOSET line. This is accomplished by sending a simple sequence of 0VDC pulses.
For example: Output Mode: Light On

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Each pulse (L) is low for 40ms to 400ms. The idle time (H) between pulses is 40ms to 400ms. The delay (D) between sets of pulses is .75 seconds to 5 seconds.NOTE: Default remote input is NPN. See Advanced Options for change to PNP input.

Smart Features

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Graphic OLED Display
  • 180° Rotating Connector
  • NPN and PNP Outputs
  • M12, 5 pin Connector, or Cable
  • 240µs Response Time
  • Threshold and Set-Point Numeric Graphic
  • Timers; On Delay, Off Delay, One Shot
  • Sensor Scope Diagnostics
  • Built-in Digital Instructions

 

Benefits:

  • Easily Align Replacement Sensors
  • See Through Tight Spaces at Long Distances
  • Easy Setup
  • Low Maintenance
  • Confident Setup
  • Robust and Durable
  • High Speed
  • Accurate
  • Repeatable

SUPPLY VOLTAGE:
10 to 30 VDC
Polarity Protected

Note: For use in Class 2 circuits

CURRENT REQUIREMENTS: 
35 milliamps max. at 24VD

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

REMOTE AUTOSET INPUT:
Selectable:
NPN Input, Connect to 0VDC
PNP Input, Connect to 10-30VDC

RESPONSE TIME:
Light state response = 240 microseconds
Dark state response = 240 microseconds

LASER LIGHT EXPECTANTCY:
50,000 hours @ 25ºC

LIGHT SOURCE:
Red Laser: Class 1 or II
EN 60825-1 (2003)

SPOT SIZE:
Short Range: .05" X .03" @ 6" (152mm)
Long Range: .07" X .05" @18" (456mm)
Retroreflective: .1" X .01" @ 5' (1.52m)

PUSHBUTTON CONTROL:
Two push buttons

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

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:
Chemical resistant high impact thermoplastic housing
Waterproof rating: IP68
Conforms to heavy industry grade CE requirements
RoHS Compliant

DIMENSIONS:
Width: 2.037in (51.73mm)
Height: 2.005in (50.9mm)
Depth: .812in (20.6mm)

Focal Distance:
Short Range Proximity: 6" (152mm)
Long Range Proximity: 18" (456mm)
Retroreflective: 5' (1.52m)

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Graphic OLED Display
  • 180° Rotating Connector
  • NPN and PNP Outputs
  • M12, 5 pin Connector, or Cable
  • 240µs Response Time
  • Threshold and Set-Point Numeric Graphic
  • Timers; On Delay, Off Delay, One Shot
  • Sensor Scope Diagnostics
  • Built-in Digital Instructions

 

Benefits:

  • Easily Align Replacement Sensors
  • See Through Tight Spaces at Long Distances
  • Easy Setup
  • Low Maintenance
  • Confident Setup
  • Robust and Durable
  • High Speed
  • Accurate
  • Repeatable

Drawing

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Graphic OLED Display
  • 180° Rotating Connector
  • NPN and PNP Outputs
  • M12, 5 pin Connector, or Cable
  • 240µs Response Time
  • Threshold and Set-Point Numeric Graphic
  • Timers; On Delay, Off Delay, One Shot
  • Sensor Scope Diagnostics
  • Built-in Digital Instructions

 

Benefits:

  • Easily Align Replacement Sensors
  • See Through Tight Spaces at Long Distances
  • Easy Setup
  • Low Maintenance
  • Confident Setup
  • Robust and Durable
  • High Speed
  • Accurate
  • Repeatable

SLV: Short Range
Spot Size: .05" X .03" @ 6"
Focal Distance: 6" (152mm)

SLP: Long Range
Spot Size: .07" X .05" @ 18"
Focal Distance: 18"(456mm)

SLR: Retroreflective
Spot Size: .1" X .1" @ 5'
Focal Distance: 5' (1.520m)

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Graphic OLED Display
  • 180° Rotating Connector
  • NPN and PNP Outputs
  • M12, 5 pin Connector, or Cable
  • 240µs Response Time
  • Threshold and Set-Point Numeric Graphic
  • Timers; On Delay, Off Delay, One Shot
  • Sensor Scope Diagnostics
  • Built-in Digital Instructions

 

Benefits:

  • Easily Align Replacement Sensors
  • See Through Tight Spaces at Long Distances
  • Easy Setup
  • Low Maintenance
  • Confident Setup
  • Robust and Durable
  • High Speed
  • Accurate
  • Repeatable

LIGHT SOURCE SELECTION

Red Laser

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Graphic OLED Display
  • 180° Rotating Connector
  • NPN and PNP Outputs
  • M12, 5 pin Connector, or Cable
  • 240µs Response Time
  • Threshold and Set-Point Numeric Graphic
  • Timers; On Delay, Off Delay, One Shot
  • Sensor Scope Diagnostics
  • Built-in Digital Instructions

 

Benefits:

  • Easily Align Replacement Sensors
  • See Through Tight Spaces at Long Distances
  • Easy Setup
  • Low Maintenance
  • Confident Setup
  • Robust and Durable
  • High Speed
  • Accurate
  • Repeatable

Product Literature

Catalog Pages
Instructions

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Applications:

Product Orientation
Product Orientation

Thread Verification Inspection
Thread Verification Inspection

Missing Cap Inspection
Missing Cap Inspection

End of Roll
End of Roll Sensing

Broken Drill Bit
Broken Drill Bit

Small Part Orientation
Small Part Orientation Verification/Inspection

Videos:

Instructional


Overview


Using Timers


Using Autoset

 
Applications


SmartDot Laser Applications


Gloss vs Matte Finish

Marketing


A look at long-range sensing


SmartDot Laser Sensor at
Pack Expo 2013

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Graphic OLED Display
  • 180° Rotating Connector
  • NPN and PNP Outputs
  • M12, 5 pin Connector, or Cable
  • 240µs Response Time
  • Threshold and Set-Point Numeric Graphic
  • Timers; On Delay, Off Delay, One Shot
  • Sensor Scope Diagnostics
  • Built-in Digital Instructions

 

Benefits:

  • Easily Align Replacement Sensors
  • See Through Tight Spaces at Long Distances
  • Easy Setup
  • Low Maintenance
  • Confident Setup
  • Robust and Durable
  • High Speed
  • Accurate
  • Repeatable