Micromax (www.micromaxsa.com) has launched the latest addition to its portfolio of measuring array sensors, the A-GAGE EZ-ARRAY measuring light curtains with IO-Link output.
This two-piece measuring array sensor from Banner Engineering offers a cost-effective measuring sensor solution developed for simple and quick installation even in complex sensing applications.
Providing optimum performance in high speed, the new EZ-ARRAY sensors also delivers precise monitoring and inspection as well as web-guiding and profiling applications that includes baggage and package sizing on material handling conveyors, web edge guiding, positioning/profiling of material or packages in process, log diameter measurement and carpet in order to nap edge detection.
Dean Tyo, Chief Engineer for Vision, Measurement and Instrumentation at Banner Engineering, noted that the integration of the IO-Link in the sensors permits for complete configuration of the EZ-ARRAY beam status monitoring and operating parameters.
He believed that the EZ-ARRAY measurement data and configuration can be relayed to a field bus network’s host controller when linked to an IO-Link Master, enabling for easy reporting of measurement values.
Offering an outstanding four-meter range with a beam spacing of five mm, the EZ-ARRAY measuring array sensors also features six-positions DIP switch for setting measurement modes, scan mode, analogue slope. It also has two discrete output options for alarm operation or complementary measurement.
Depending on the scanning methods used, the new sensors offer 2.5 mm edge resolution or a minimum of five mm object detection. The sensors also have remote teach wire option for inverted display, alignment and DIP switch disable.