Sick (UK) is extending its range of optical sensors with the launch of the WLL180T photoelectric sensor with fibre-optic cable. This powerful sensor, which boasts a response time of just 16us, has been developed to enable rapid, reliable object detection of fast production processes, even in hard-to-reach machine and system locations.
The WLL180T, which can detect operations at a rate of up to 31,250 per second, without the loss of reliability, is suitable for use in the semiconductor, electronics and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in assembly handling and robotics.
According to Sick, the sensor is able to achieve high scanning ranges of up to 20m even in ambient conditions. Featuring high system reserves, the powerful light beam can penetrate dust clouds, spray, mist or water jets, to detect objects reliably.
This intuitive sensor ensures high reliability; thanks to new high-resolution signal processing, the WLL180T detects very small changes in light, enabling small, inconsistent and transparent objects to be detected.
Furthermore, the WLL180T works effectively as a standalone sensor or in bus mode, allowing interference-free configuration with up to 16 sensors that can be simultaneously programmed in a single action.
In addition to exceptionally high functionality, the WLL180T features a dual digital display and an intuitive operating menu, making it easy to install and operate.
Phil Dyas, a sensor specialist with Sick (UK), comments: "The WLL180T really is an exceptionally innovative sensor with an endless number of uses, ranging from counting objects and detecting perforation or contrast marks to aligning window panes and checking for wire breakages. We have had a great deal of interest in the WLL180T and, because of the wide range of potential uses, we expect the high demand to continue."
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