OMRON (www.omron.com) is all set to expand its portfolio with the release of its new open network fiber amplifier sensor communication units as well as a fiber amplifier series.
The new E3X-CRT & E3X-ECT open network fiber amplifier sensor communication units can communicate over “EtherCAT”, “CompoNet”, and other high-speed open networks, therefore reducing the amount of wiring and cabling. Programmable logic controllers and display monitors may be used for easy monitoring and configuration purposes. The communication units are designed with fiber amplifiers for applications.
Each unit consumes 720 mW of power at most in the normal mode and maximum of 530 mW in the eco mode.
Compared to standard devices, OMRON’s new E3X-HD fiber amplifiers are relatively easier to operate. Featuring a novel proprietary smart tuning function, they allow accurate adjustment of the sensor thresholds and light intensity, ensuring constant detection conditions. The tuning function is controlled through a press button. The setting visualization screen and symbolic indicators allow confirmation of the settings. These features make setting of configurations more efficient even for newly recruited operators.
Ensuring stability of detection accuracy, OMRON’s smart power control function senses and automatically compensates for deterioration for both LED light intensity and light incident levels.
With the GIGA RAY II lighting element, power consumption is reduced 25 percent, as compared to earlier OMRON models. Aside from a new circuit design, it also boasts 150 percent increase in power efficiency. The savings are achieved even without making any modifications in sensing distances or response time settings.