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Long Range Laser Sensor Measures to Six Meters

Touted as the long range-sensing leader for precise detection and measurement of objects either six meters long or up to that distance away, the BOD 63M laser time-of-flight sensor can record stationary or moving objects. Applications include distance measurement and control of moving objects, such as pallets, hot steel that could damage a sensor, parts with changing colors or reflective surfaces, or targets moving at angles unfavorable to a light beam, such as parts manipulated by robots, behind glass, or in other restricted areas. Additionally, it can measure hopper levels or material handled in automated warehouses and transelevators. The BOD 63M bounces a Class II laser beam off objects to determine distance or length by measuring the amount of time the light takes to reflect back to the sensor. This time-of-flight technology is said to achieve higher linearity, better accuracy, and longer range than traditional optical sensors using standard triangulation. Since the BOD 63M is laser-based, its resolution is constant across the entire distance the beam travels, allowing it to detect objects as small as 1 mm, regardless of the target’s reflective properties. With its output adjustable over its entire working range, the BOD 63M can be used as a long-range background suppression sensor. Models come with one PNP or NPN output, an alarm output, and one 0 Vdc to10 Vdc or 4 mA to 20 mA analog output. BALLUFF INC., Florence, KY. (800) 543-8390.


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