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DeltaPac photoelectric sensor

The DeltaPac photoelectric sensor accurately detects and differentiates between successive packaging items on the fly. This ensures faster, smarter and more economical production. In other words: The photoelectric sensor is a patented technological world first.

What makes this possible is the patented Delta-S-Technology from SICK. Two energy scales each featuring two receivers and quadruple LED technology PinPoint 2.0 merge with SICK’s SIRIC ASIC technology and integrated distance measurement.

The functional principle of the photoelectric sensor utilises the edge contours of objects. In the gapless transition from one object to the next, the edges change the reflectance behaviour of the package surface.

This change in direction of reflectance is used for outputting switching signals. Object contours with radii of up to 20mm are thus detected reliably.

The high-precision evaluation characteristic of the photoelectric sensor ensures detection of even the smallest changes in angle. In this way, one can dependably detect up to 200,000 packages an hour at speeds reaching 3m/s.

Fast commissioning without adjustment or well-directed process optimisation by means of individual parameterization – the company has translated the demands by manufacturers of packaging machines into preconfigured devices. Installing, connecting, detecting – the user does not have to deal with extensive operating instructions.

The sensor variant featuring IO-Link makes it possible to parameterize the sensor according to operating conditions, e.g. for different packages.Conveying side-by-side, differentiating from each other, counting and detecting continuously – the solution is DeltaPac.

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