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Omron laser sensor offers advanced object detection

Posted: 05 Mar 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:photoelectric laser sensor? omron? e3c-lda? e3x-das? e3x-mda?

Omron Corp.'s photoelectric laser sensor provides advanced object detection, positioning and high-resolution sensing to production processes, where high precision and fast response times are vital.

The company claims that the E3C-LDA is unique in that the focal point and optical axis on the sensor head can be easily adjusted for precise beam adjustment, which ensures easy set-up and very precise operation from a long distance.

By varying the focal point mechanism, the user can adjust the beam diameter to suit the work-piece. This in turn improves the reliability of detection. Varying the axis alignment mechanism also enables users to adjust the direction of the beam fan to the mounting surface. This feature is suitable for accurate, long-distance positioning applications.

The laser sensor offers three separate laser beam types - spot beam, line beam and area beam, with a detecting distance of up to 1,000mm. With this feature, the sensor can be located away from moving parts in a production process and still function with great precision.

The sensor head is compact, making it easier to install and implement in production equipment. Up to 10 sensors can be combined without any mutual interference, enabling multiple measurements to be made in a machine or a process. The E3C series can also be combined with the E3X-DAS and the E3X-MDA fiber-optic amplifier series, since they all use the same optical communication.

Typical applications for the device include object detection in the semiconductor industry, grease, adhesive and seal inspection, assembly oriented applications in the automotive industry, and sheet displacement inspection in the paper and packaging industries.

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