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Accurate detection of tiny objects using laser fork sensors

  • The accurate laser guarantees reliable detection of tiny objects from Ø 30 μm
  • Quick set-up: no need to align transmitter and receiver

Improved performance thanks to IO-Link

  • Soiling is signalled by permanent monitoring of the quantity of light
  • Sensor modes (power, speed, high resolution) can be set in accordance with the specific application

Highest accuracy in the micrometre range
ifm’s new units are designed for part monitoring of precision engineering, medical or other tiny components. Thanks to the precise laser, the photoelectric fork sensor even detects objects with a diameter of only 30 μm.

Settings and diagnostics with IO-Link
Thanks to IO-Link, adaptation of the sensor settings to suit individual process or environmental requirements is also possible. In the power mode, high light intensity ensures that objects are reliably detected even under difficult conditions. In the speed mode, switching frequencies of up to 10,000 Hz are possible. Moreover, the sensor detects it if its own lens is soiled, so that it can be cleaned in time to guarantee process reliability.