By Kristina Urquhart
Carlo Gavazzi has launched photoelectric laser sensors with integrated IO-Link communications.
The LD30 series are laser sensors featuring great background suppression based on the Time of Flight (ToF) sensing principle.
These series of photoelectric sensors have a sensing range of up to 1,000 mm for either dark or white objects.
The background suppression has been increased four times compared to previous versions.
In addition, the LD30 sensors come in a very compact housing making it ideal for locations with limited space and can be used in an IO-Link network or standard non IO-Link systems.
When these sensors are used in an IO-Link network, important data points, like the actual distance to the target can be obtained.
This new family consists of four sensor types, in either IP67 plastic (LD30CNB) or IP69K stainless steel AISI316L (LD30ETB) housings.
Furthermore, every sensor can be configured in more than half a million combinations through the IO-Link communications, which increases flexibility to solve challenging applications.
These sensors have been designed to fulfill the industrial requirements and provide accurate detection of objects of different sizes, shapes or surface structures, in the food and beverage, machine tools, packaging and wrapping, plastic and rubber and material handling markets.