Optimal distance measurement
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.
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.
LAT-45 Long Range
US-M12, US-M18, US-M30, US-Q12, US-M8
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.
In the case of high-performance labelers with large roll diameter, the rotational speed of the label roll is controlled. The US US 12 M 400 JU-B4 measures the outer diameter of the label material; the determined measured value allows for the rotational speed of the roller to be adjusted continuously in the process.
In a label printing machine, the passage control of the label strip is performed with a dancer roll. The LAT-45 detects the distance and thus enables the ideal strip tension.
In the cartoning machine, several blisters and the packing insert are introduced into the carton. Before the carton is filled, it must be ensured that the correct number of blisters were provided. The LAT-52 measures the height of the blister stack and thereby controls the number of the blisters shortly before the fusion process.
In a cup-filling machine, liquid products (e.g. yogurt) are filled in containers and sealed with a printed cover film. After sealing, a LAT-52 high-resolution laser distance sensor checks the sealing film at a high measuring rate for size accuracy in order to detect faulty sealing.
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.
Distance sensors act in robots as sensory organs. In order to avoid damage, an ultrasonic sensor checks whether an object is located in the gripper before the gripper closes. The US 08 M 100 G3-T4 is especially suited for this with its small design as well as its ability to detect transparent objects in particular.
Robot-controlled adhesion is becoming increasingly important. In order to ensure high quality and shelf life, the distance of the adhesive nozzle from the object during application of the adhesive must always be optimal. Distance detection in the sub-mm range is performed with an optical distance sensor. Due to its compact design, the LAT-52 can be mounted close to the adhesive nozzle.
Two LAT-52 distance sensors are installed in a suction gripper in order to detect the distance to the top sheet metal part. With the detected distances of the sensors, the location of the gripper in relation to the plate and the approaching speed of the robot is controlled and the timing of the gripping process is thus optimized.
In a robotic cell for final assembly of an engine block, the presence of four spark plug connectors needs to be checked. The LAT-45 has a small laser spot and a high functional reserve. Dark plugs at a far distance can thereby be reliably detected even in a tilted position.
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.
To avoid possible contamination, the colored screw tops in tube handling must always be present. The LVHT-52 satisfies the high requirements of detection security and checks the presence of the colored caps. Switching output and hysteresis can be reliably adjusted via IO-Link in a grid of 0.1 mm.
The precise transfer of samples in small dosing quantities is performed with a pipetting robot. In this process, the associated laboratory vessels for pipetting become smaller and smaller. There are high requirements for positioning of the pipette tips. The positioning of the target vessel is performed with the LAT-52 laser distance sensor.
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.
In agricultural machine technology, sprayers are used for sustainable food security. The booms are guided at a preset height by monitoring the field contours using US 30 M 3000 IU-B4 ultrasonic sensors, so that the needed settings of the boom can be made.
A lifting system must be positioned with respect to height. For this, a LAT-45 distance sensor is used. The LAT-45 is ideally suited for this use due to the robust metallic housing, the high functional safety and a temperature range for operation of up to + 60°C.
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.
Packaging films are produced through film extrusion. In order to keep the diameter constant in blown film extrusion or perform the desired diameter changes, a regulating unit is installed. The diameter of the blown film is measured here with three US 12 M 400 G3-B4 offset ultrasonic sensors with IO-Link. The regulator controls the air supply and thus the diameter of the blown film.
The LAT-45 optical distance sensor detects fill levels of granulate. When the target fill level falls below a certain value, the switching output switches and material is added, and an analog output or IO-Link enables a continuous monitoring of the fill level. An operating temperature of up to + 60°C enables continuous use in the proximity of hot injection molding machines.
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.
During the mechanical processing of the spray can, it must be checked at the processing sites whether the spray can is located in the correct position. An LVHT-52 sensor checks the distance of the spray can from the floor. The switching output of the sensor works with a window function which can be configured or learned in a 0.1 mm grid via IO-Link.
The high-precision distance measurement of the LAT-61 enables the detection of weld seams. With its high measuring frequency of 5000 Hz, the LAT-61 is suited for the measurement of moving objects. The small laser spot enables the precise detection of the positions of small objects.
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