Reflective sensor detects objects having different colors and materials

Sensing of delivery boxes and a variety of other types of containers and packages is possible with OMRON’s new Light Convergent Reflective Sensor
Sensing of delivery boxes and a variety of other types of containers and packages is possible with OMRON’s new Light Convergent Reflective Sensor (Pixabay)

OMRON Corporation’s latest sensor, the B5W-LB series Light Convergent Reflective Sensor, incorporates the company’s lens structure that combines four types of aspherical lenses. The sensor has the ability to sense objects having a wide range of colors and materials, with shiny, black, or transparent surfaces.

OMRON’s B5W-LB series Light Convergent Reflective Sensor has the ability to sense objects having varying colors, shapes, and materials, with shiny, black, or transparent surfaces.
OMRON’s B5W-LB series Light Convergent Reflective Sensor has the ability to sense objects
having varying colors, shapes, and materials, with shiny, black, or transparent surfaces.

The sensor will make for more reliable detection of products having containers and packages of various shapes and sizes. This includes coffee makers, printing equipment, tablet packages, delivery boxes, and sanitation equipment. Conventional reflective sensors embedded in equipment are designed for controlled situations involving specific objects with known colors, shapes, and materials. However, these sensors suffer from unstable detection when the object was changed or added.

By adopting the "detection by light convergent reflective method” that has been used for sensors mainly for factory manufacturing facilities, Omron’s B5W-LB series sensors are not affected by a change of object color and/or material, contributing to a reduction of malfunctions.

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