SICK says it has included time-of-flight technology in its PowerProx MultiTask photoelectric sensors and also to have increased detection speed. The company says objects being conveyed at high speed, small and flat objects, and jet black and shiny objects can be reliably detected over a high sensing range. It’s claimed the photoelectric sensor also provides stable detection results over a large detection angle and is immune to ambient light.
The MultiTask photoelectric sensor is adjusted by means of a potentiometer or teach-in button. There are versions available with either one or two separately adjustable switching thresholds, depending on the application. IO-Link can be used to define up to eight switching points and to make use of the smart sensor functions.