Laser Sensors used in Factory Automation
In factory and plant automation, non-contact lasers are used to detect or monitor target distances or dimensions at high speeds for various materials, with a wide range of colors and levels of background ambient light. Laser distance sensors in factory automation are used to provide precise positioning or displacement measurements, usually to be used in some type of industrial controller, such as a PLC. Acuity sensors come with various communications options to ensure the optimal integration and communication of machines. Applications include online thickness, width and height measurements where the targets are moving fast and high accuracy is needed.
This application list is not intended to be an exhaustive view of sensors in factory automation. The measuring tasks are by no means limited to these examples, and may serve as a suggestion for similar or completely different applications.