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A new proposition for high-speed packaging

A new series of photoelectric 2D light array sensors have been developed to detect difficult-to-see products moving at high-speed on packaging conveyor belts.

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The sensors create a wide 2D light band to detect the leading edges for object on packaging conveyor belts

The smart sensors, developed by SICK, create a wide 2D light band in order to detect transparent or irregular products such as glass bottles and packaging without clear edges such as polybags.

According to SICK, the sensors can detect any product even if it has been positioned awkwardly, is unevenly shaped or is shiny, transparent and varied in height or colour.

Due to its reliability, the RAY10 and RAY26 sensors provide users with “high performance in a fraction of the space and set-up time”.

Commenting on the launch, David Hannaby, SICK’s UK product manager for presence detection, says: “The RAY10 or RAY26 Reflex Array sensors are a new proposition for integrating even the most challenging detection tasks in high-speed conveying applications in the packaging industry.

The [...] sensors are a new proposition for integrating even the most challenging detection tasks in high-speed conveying applications in the packaging industry

“The sensors also offer all the benefits of smart diagnostics and IO-Link integration, while halving the costs of detection compared to conventional solutions.”

The RAY26 sensor comes in three variants to detect objects 3mm and over, 5mm and over, and 10mm and over within a 55mm light array.

The smaller, RAY10 detects objects of 5mm and larger within a 25mm light array with a response time of 0.5 milliseconds.

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