System operators depend on the fact that their products meet the required quality standards when it comes to assembly, handling, packaging, measurement and inspection processes. Faulty parts need to be detected early on and sorted out. Automatic inspection processes provide support in helping increase the overall efficiency of production processes. They provide timely indications of quality deviations and ensure that only OK parts are processed further.
The flexible, opto-electronic PS-30 profile sensor from di-soric can make precise measurements and handle inspection tasks in nearly all industries. The sensor is quickly ready to use right out of the box. The easy set-up is performed either via the teach keys and display on the sensor or via IO-Link. The bidirectional interface offers an attractive range of parameter and diagnostic options, including transparent status messages as well as simplified error analysis.
By means of the light section method, the PS-30 reliably detects the profile of objects and determines differences from 0.5 mm. However, the profile sensor doesn’t just check for the presence of an object: It also determines whether the actually intended workpiece is used and correctly mounted. The comparison of the actual height profile with the predefined height profile makes it possible to provide information about the correct assembly, use, orientation and processing of a component.
A journal and ring must be subjected to a type verification and position determination prior to final assembly. After teaching the journal profile, both tasks can be handled by the PS-30.
When a supplier wants to ensure that welded-on nuts are in the correct location and position on a profile carrier, the profile sensor checks for the presence of the nuts as well as checks their position in the x and z directions. The results are transmitted as an OK/NOK result via IO-Link or via the digital IO interface.
This versatile profile sensor can be quickly set to variable detection tasks. The PS-30 is also highly immune to ambient light, and requires neither shielding nor external illumination. The distance- and color-independent measurement enables high tolerances for object positioning. As with all other sensors of the Machine Vision series from di-soric, the PS-30 profile sensor can handle even the toughest customer requirements.