The new Optical Sensor LT5000 from SIKO is suitable for measuring distances of up to 5,000 mm. The sensor works with a laser light based on Time-of-Flight technology. The distance is determined by a pulsating laser light emitted from the sensor head and reflected back from the object at the distance being measured. The distance to the object is determined based on the time between the moment the laser light is emitted and the moment it is received.
The sensor head has an analog voltage output/current output, with analog output 0 to 10 V or 4 to 20 mA. The area to be measured can be configured by pressing buttons and can also be inverted, if necessary. With the help of an additional switching output, the switching range can be adjusted as desired.
Wherever large quantities of a product are manufactured, automation measures have become indispensable. Production lines automatically detect materials passing by or machines or equipment to be completed. Whether in automobile production, steel processing or woodworking/furniture production, manufacturing steps and production processes are bound up with the need to measure spaces and distances. In addition to the manufacturing field, material handling and storage technology are also fields of operation for the optical distance sensors from SIKO.
To see how easily it works, you can request a free trial sensor from SIKO.
For more information, visit www.siko-global.com.