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Manchester Central (M2 3GX)
28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018
Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)
NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)
10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)
Capturing, counting and controlling small components
Contrinex has developed a multiple beam, diffuse, fibre optic sensor to solve the problem of capturing, counting and controlling small components produced by modern, high performance manufacturing machinery.
To maintain high exit speeds, a minimum of handling and guidance of parts is necessary and so product position can vary greatly making component count extremely difficult. The new Contrinex LFP-1011-020 'froggy' fibre optic sensor, specifically designed for this type of application, has a beam spread of 28mm that will detect objects in any position across the broad area of light transmission.
These new sensors can be connected to any Contrinex fibre-optic amplifier creating a very long sensing range of up to 150mm. When used with a 5kHz amplifier the smallest component passing at high speed can be detected.
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