Sensors & Vision
Banner Engineering unveils L-GAGE LTF laser measurement sensor
September 9, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sept. 9, 2016 – Banner Engineering has expanded its family of L-GAGE laser sensors with the LTF Series, which it says provides distance measurements out to 12 meters.
By emitting a pulsed light, the LTF measures the amount of time for the light to reflect off the object and return to the sensor to calculate the distance, explains Banner, adding that this enables sensing in long-range applications, including loop control, part presence or absence and fill level. The LTF promises to deliver a combination of accuracy, repeatability and range. Designed with a Class 2 laser emitter, the LTF provides “easy sensor alignment and high excess gain.” To satisfy applications in harsh environmental conditions, the LTF features IP67-rated die-cast zinc housing. Along with distance measurement, the LTF delivers “consistent detection of targets regardless of the angle, environmental conditions or ambient light resistance,” adds Banner. Users can also select from several Teach modes, including two-point teach, mid-point teach, switch point teach and push button adjust, to accommodate diverse applications. Advanced measurement modes, delay timers and cross-talk avoidance capability are also available.