Long-Range Optical Sensor from Baumer

Click for larger image
Baumer Ltd.

The Long-Range ParCon from Baumer Ltd., Southington, CT, is an analog optical line sensor that projects a continuous 24 mm-wide beam of parallel light to a reflector, permitting fast and reliable detection of moving parts as small as 0.5 mm. The sensor can also measure object widths regardless of the target's position in the measuring field. The 67 by 34 by 16.5 mm sensor can detect and measure metallic and nonmetallic objects and material edges at processing rates up to 1 kHz with resolutions up to 0.1 mm. The housing contains the sender, receiver, and specialty optics; only a reflector is needed for operation.

Contact Info

Company: Baumer Ltd.
Country: United States (USA)
Phone number: 800-937-9336

Suggested Articles

New sensors use the changing shape of nanowire combined with a piezoelectric material to produce enough energy to power the sensor.

Pleora Technologies sells a small interface to convert sensor data and video to packets, then send it over a 1 Gbps link.

Applications for Toposens’ “Bat Vision” TS3 sensors include navigation systems that mimic the echolocation techniques employed by bats and dolphins.