Groomed for generating, transporting, and processing information in the Industry 4.0 environment, the BOS 21M series smart sensor from ADCAP is an optical multifunction sensor uses red light and four sensor modes: background suppression, energetic diffuse, retroreflective or through-beam sensor. All sensor functions can be configured over IO-Link while the system is running, so that a remote teach-in can be initiated by the controller.
In addition, the sensor detects actual operating conditions, collects and processes information and provides more data than just the switching signal over IO-Link. Detection signals are prepared and pre-processed in the sensor. This relieves the burden on the system controller and reduces data volume on the fieldbus systems.
Comprehensive, smart diagnostics functions provide important information such as life expectancy, operating hours and function reserve. Increasing dirt deposits, sensor misalignment, setting errors, or other irregularities can be reliably detected early by monitoring the emissivity values as a measure of the sensor signal quality. For more details, checkout the BOS 21M product page.
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