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Simply brilliant: wenglor Gets Logistics Rolling
The Inventors of Sensors for Roller Conveyor Systems Introduce New Reflex Sensors with Background Suppression
Large numbers of sensors are frequently required in warehouse and logistics centers with raceway conveyors. This is costly and time-consuming. In order to optimize the tedious installation procedure, wenglor’s engineers have developed special product features which meet the performance requirements of modern transport and warehouse logistics.
The long list of advantages offered by the new Reflex Sensors with Background Suppression already begins before initial start-up. The innovative fast-clip mounting system permits secure attachment to raceway conveyors by means of press-fit mounting anchors – no more bothersome work with screwdrivers. Afterwards, the sensors can be snapped into the mounting plate with just a single click and mounting is finished. “Initial experience of our lead customers with large quantities has revealed that installation expenses are reduced by as much as 60% as compared with conventional mounting systems”, explains product manager Christoph Lang.
Connection of the M12 plug is fast and efficient too thanks to the quick wiring feature – just half a revolution is all that’s required. “And the cables are fully compatible with all standard cables”, continues Lang. With the help of the 270° scaled potentiometer, switching distances can be detected and infinitely adjusted at a single glance with less than a full revolution - even when the sensor is not in operation.
With current consumption of less than 16 mA, wenglor’s Reflex Sensors are amongst the absolute frontrunners where energy savings are concerned. Thanks to the integrated eco mode, power consumption is reduced by up to 75% for the solenoid valves and additional energy savings are achieved in the switched state. “The biggest advantages result from quick and easy installation and mounting, but the performance of the Reflex Sensors is inspiring as well: small packages with widths of down to 150 mm can be reliably detected on raceway conveyors with widths of up to 900 mm”, explains Lang. “Even dark and black objects can be reliably detected thanks to precision background suppression.”
The Features at a Glance
• Fastclip mounting system
• Quick wiring
• 270° scaled switching distance adjuster
• Current consumption reduced by 75% in the switched state without valve thanks to
the eco mode
• Detection of small packages with widths as of 150 mm with conveyor widths of up
to 900 mm
• Can be used within a temperature range of −40° C to 60° C
• Detection of dark objects thanks to precision background suppression
• Additional I/O plug for diagnostics as a standard feature
• Highly insensitive to extraneous light of up to 90,000 lux
• Small switching hysteresis: < 5%
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