Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Banner Q3X laser contrast sensor now with four sensing ranges

December 15, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Dec. 15, 2015 – Banner Engineering says it has expanded the maximum sensing range available for the Q3X laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression.

The Q3X now features four standard sensing ranges: 50 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm with fixed background suppression technology, and a 300 mm model which uses standard intensity detection. According to the company, the key innovation of the Q3X sensor is the combination of low-contrast detection within a defined sensing range. Featuring high-speed part detection of 250 μs, Banner’s Q3X laser contrast sensor promises to capture up to 2,000 events per second. This, along with background suppression, makes the Q3X suitable for detecting targets with small contrast changes where a variable background needs to be ignored, says Banner. Sensors are rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K for protection to water submergence and high-pressure washdown environments.  

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