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Sensor Inspects Shapes and Contours

A new inspection sensor has been designed to monitor a variety of error-proofing applications to provide 100% inspection testing throughout the assembly automation process. Through contour evaluation, the efector dualis sensor monitors applications such as missing part, good part/bad part, correct orientation, and right part/wrong part to detect component defects. The compact sensor is used with an infrared light source to provide pass or fail indication. Designed for industrial use, the sensor’s built-in intelligence includes a miniature CMOS element as its image processor, a powerful DSP and integrated electronics in a diecast housing measuring 42 mm x 42 mm. It can be used with a variety of light sources measuring just 9.2 mm in thickness, making them easy to install in tight applications. The 24 Vdc quick-disconnect sensor has a four-LED output indicating power, sensor on-line, contour detected and contour non-detected. Price is $875. Infrared light sources are 24 Vdc units with varying image areas measuring 25 mm x 25 mm, 50 mm x 50 mm, or 100 mm x 100 mm. Pricing for light sources ranges from $225 to $275. IFM EFECTOR INC., Exton, PA. (800) 441-8246.


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