Optimal distance measurement

 

Optimal distance measurement
in automation

Optimal distance measurement

 

Optimal distance measurement
in automation

In automation, there are the most diverse application scenarios:

from measurements of fill level, object positioning, to quality control. The diverse requirements, e.g. in relation to the object surface quality or the necessary precision, result from the specific application task.

High resolutions, measurements on shiny or dark objects, long ranges and high ambient light immunity – the selection of the appropriate sensor plays a decisive role here. di-soric offers the perfect sensors for contactless distance measurement for these applications in automation.

Fill level

Fill level

Distance

Distance

Positioning

Positioning

Quality control

Quality control

Diameter

Diameter

Thickness measurement

Thickness measurement

Profile

Profile

More information

can be found in the brochure "Distance Measurement in Automation" – available for download at the bottom of the page.


For us, optimal distance measurement in automation means solving the most diverse applications with as few products as possible.

di-soric’s portfolio includes various product series of optical distance sensors and ultrasonic sensors that are designed for contactless distance measurement. Our sensors impress with their innovative IO-Link functions, various sizes and strong performance characteristics in all technologies.

The implemented, innovative IO-Link functions make certain measuring tasks, such as thickness measurement or the avoidance of mutual influencing of several sensors, possible in one application in the first place.

Optical distance sensors

Optical distance sensors

di-soric LAT-52

LAT-52 Compact

  • 30 – 500 mm
  • For precise distance measurement
  • Universal through 3 measuring ranges
  • Sensor modes, filters for optimal measuring results
  • Operation using keys or via IO-Link

di-soric LAT-52

LAT-52 Compact

di-soric LVHT-52

LVHT-52 Compact

  • 50 – 500 mm
  • For precise distance detection
  • Compact, large measuring range
  • Foreground and background suppression
  • Operation using keys or via IO-Link

di-soric LVHT-52

LVHT-52 Compact

di-soric LAT-61

LAT-61 Precise

  • 26 – 180 mm
  • For highly precise, quick measurements
  • Resolution in the micrometer range
  • Up to 5,000 measurements per second
  • Operation with keys and displays

di-soric LAT-61

LAT-61 Precise

di-soric LAT-45

LAT-45 Long Range

  • 200 – 10 000 mm
  • Can be used anywhere
  • Ideal for dark surfaces
  • High ambient light immunity
  • Operation with keys, using a display or via IO-Link

di-soric LAT-45

LAT-45 Long Range

Measuring ultrasonic sensors

Measuring ultrasonic sensors

di-soric Ultraschallsensoren US

US-M12, US-M18, US-M30, US-Q12

  • Extremely small model up to 6 m range
  • Stable processes thanks to high precision
  • Ensured detection of small objects due to higher sensitivity
  • Simple commissioning through IO-Link
  • Self-sufficient sensor multiplex operation for avoiding mutual influence
  • Self-sufficient sensor sync operation for thickness measurements

US-M8

  • Smallest ultrasound sensor on the market with up to 100 mm range
  • Transfer of distance information via IO-Link
  • Can be flexibly used through configurable operating modes
  • Stable processes thanks to a high resolution of 0.1 mm
  • Low influence from the environment due the to the narrow sound beam

US-M12, US-M18, US-M30, US-Q12, US-M8


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Solutions
Assembly and handling technology
In assembly machines, individual parts are supplied, assembled and joined in an automated fashion. Each processing step is monitored. Our sensors ensure the measurement of distances in the mm or µm range, control fill levels and positioning processes, monitor size accuracy and the presence of objects. In this way, di-soric makes its contribution to the assembly of components and in the production of new products in the electronics, medical or automotive industries.

Height control in containers with step feeders

Positioning of a linear axis in pressing processes

Presence check for O-ring


Measuring of assembled plug contacts


Solutions
Packaging

The packaging industry requires sensors and sensor systems which are tailored to complex, frequently changing tasks.

Distance sensors from di-soric are used for controlling manufacturing processes, the monitoring of the actual packaging processes and also for quality control of the manufactured products.

Measurement of roll diameter for unwinding control

Loop control with label printing machines

Stack control for blisters in cartoning machines

Closure control for filling and sealing machines


Solutions
Robotics

Modern industrial robots require not only cameras as eyes, but precise sensors for detecting distances are also fundamental.

Our distance sensors with laser or ultrasonic technology are predestined for sensor-guided movements in the mm and sub-mm range and therefore make control of fusion and assembly processes possible.

Detection of objects in a gripper

Distance regulation in the adhesion process

Distance measurement in the gripper

Presence control for spark plug connector in an engine block


Solutions

Laboratory automation

Laboratory automation enables, independent of the number of the samples, valid and fast analysis results. Distance sensors within analysis machines can ensure that samples are correctly prepared for further processes – reliable in their function and with high availability.

Checking screw tops on tubes

Linear positioning of pipettors


Solutions

Mobile equipment

Mobile equipment has a broad range of application, both in agriculture and forestry and in materials handling. Optical sensors and ultrasonic sensors from di-soric can be used in a need-specific way for the regulation of distances and positioning tasks. The measurement of distances of the most diverse kinds objects is performed simply and reliably.

Measurement of boom height on sprayers

Positioning of a lifting platform


Solutions

Rubber and plastics

di-soric sensors are used in the processing of raw material and in the downstream processing and refinement of plastics. Distance measurement of the most diverse materials monitors fill levels and regulates various production processes.

Diameter control on a film extruder

Checking granulate fill level


Solutions

Machine tools

A high degree of precision and measuring rate, coupled with absolute reliability are a must for sensors in modern machine tools. di-soric laser distance sensors also offer the necessary robustness. They detect distances and positions with a high degree of precision and enable high performance in the case of chipping, casting and reshaping production processes.

End position control in can production

Detection of weld seams


More flexible, more transparent, more efficient
Production processes with IO-Link
IO-Link is a worldwide communication standard according to IEC 61131-9. Sensors and actuators with an immense range of functions and capabilities become intelligent and active process devices in the field with IO-Link. Production processes thereby become more flexible, more transparent, more efficient and more cost-efficient. IO-Link transforms sensors into digital products and enables Industry 4.0 systems designs.

di-soric products and their IO-Link benefits

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Configuration instead of specific hardware

Using a configuration coordinated with the application case, the productivity of sensors in machines and systems can be optimized without additional hardware expense. In LAT-52 optical distance sensors, the sensor modes Power (for measuring on dark objects) and Speed (for quick measurements) or additional measuring filters make optimal measured values possible.

Digital measured values without losses

A 3-pin, unshielded standard cable is sufficient for the lossless transfer of digital measured values via IO-Link. The transfer is performed digitally without a signal conversion, which improves the quality of the signals in the control system. With the Smart Sensor profile, measured values are transferred directly to the unit, e.g. mm, and function components make further processing very easy for users.

Preventive maintenance through diagnosis

Valid, reliable measured values are of the greatest importance in automation. IO-Link distance sensors from di-soric detect diagnostic values such as receiving level and the variance of measured values. If the objects or ambient conditions change, an assessment of the sensor function is possible. Diagnosis enables optimized commissioning, coordinated service cycles and the use of remote maintenance.

Parallel operation

Fast signals + IO-Link communication
An LAT-52 optical distance sensor detects the number of blisters in a high-performance cartoning machine. The fast switching output is connected directly to the cartoning machine. Measured values are cyclically transferred simultaneously to Pin4 via IO-Link. The configuration of the switching output is done via IO-Link in a 0.01 mm grid. Due to parallel operation of fast switching signals and IO-Link, a change in format can be efficiently implemented and thus a process diagnosis is always possible during running operation.

Multi-I/O: Simple wiring in ultrasonic sensors

Ultrasonic sensors with Multi-I/O from di-soric extend the task spectrum for 4-pin sensors. For the first time, the full function is covered by a 4-pin cable instead of a 5-pin cable. With Multi-I/O, Pin 4 can be used alternatively as a switching output, for IO-Link communication or as a binary input. This makes diverse sensor configurations possible, such as line teaching or even multiplex and synchronous operation with standardized 4-pin connection lines.

Multiplex operation of ultrasonic sensors

Three ultrasonic sensors offset by 120° continually measure the diameter of a film. The sensor control and measurement is done completely via IO-Link. In order to prevent mutual influence of the sensors, the sensors are switched on and off with IO-Link in a targeted manner. Measurement takes place in an alternating manner. Costly process controls and wiring solutions can be avoided with IO-Link.

More Information
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Brochure

Distance measurement in automation

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