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2-in-1 Sensor Detects Object Presence and Transmits Measurement Values

Leuze has announced its new 2-in-1 sensor that detects the presence of objects while at the same time transmits measurement values. With the new compact ODT3CL1-2M laser diffuse sensor, Leuze are extending the operating range of their 3C series distance sensors. Thanks to innovative Time of Flight ( TOF) technology, the switching and measuring sensor with background suppression works with an operating range of up to two meters.

The ODT3CL1-2M is suitable for all applications in intralogistics where long distances need to be bridged such as in automated guided vehicles for monitoring the position of goods, for controlling robot grippers or in quality control. Reliable use is guaranteed even under harsh conditions. The sensor satisfies the high requirements of degree of protection to IP69K.

Practical 2-in-1 Solution

As a 2-in-1 solution, the ODT3CL1-2M reduces the cost and effort for users in terms of procurement, installation, commissioning and in operation. With its two independent switching points, it is able to perform detection and measurement tasks at the same time. System operators can therefore solve both requirements using just one sensor. This is an advantage if, for example, shuttles are used: They can optimally set and vary their speed via the independent switching points. This enables goods to be transported quickly to their target position.

Everything In View Via IO-Link

IO-Link can be used to transmit measurement values and process data of the sensor to the machine control. This allows users to effortlessly evaluate the comprehensive diagnostic data from the diffuse sensor such as temperature information, information on signal quality and warnings. It also makes device swap-out easy: The presettings are transferred to the new device loss-free via IO-Link without the sensor having to be taught in again.

Compact Design

Due to its compact design (11.4 x 34.2 x 18.3 millimeters; W x H x L), the ODT3CL1-2M laser diffuse sensor can also be used where space is limited such as in the gripper of a robot arm. The small, clearly visible light spot allows fast alignment during commissioning. The operating range can be set numerically via IO-Link. Another advantage of the diffuse sensor is its integrated object test. This allows the function reserve to be quickly checked. 3C series: for any operating range.

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