here below an overview of fork sensors:
Standard fork sensors
Available sizes: 05, 10, 20, 30, 50, 80, 120, 180, 220 mm
Ideal alternative to photocells or optical through-beam or reflective fibers; the housing, made of metal with a visible red LED light already aligned and with integrated amplifier, allows a streamlined, clean and robust solution for the component passage control applications.
Laser fork sensors
Available sizes: 30, 50, 80, 120, 180 mm
The compact fork system creates a laser beam with a very small red light spot, able to get lower than 0,1mm resolutions, constant on the whole fork width, allowing the detection of objects in a precise and reliable way at any point between the emitter and receiver.
The two-dimensional receiver element allows to mantain the nominal resolution even in the presence of slight mechanical deformations and ensures excellent performance on transparent objects.
Possible applications: counting and controlling small components in the handling process and assembly.
Detuned fork sensors
Available sizes: 80, 120, 180 mm
The detuned series, created for the detection of transparent objects, is much cheaper if compared to the laser series.
Fork sensor with longer legs
Available size: 120 mm
The leg lenght is 114mm (instead of 54mm), as in the forks with a width of 180 and 220mm.
The long-legs series makes the mounting on small conveyor belts easier and smarter; by resorting to positioning “from below”, the top becomes accessible, free from annoying wiring, allowing the transit of objects with different heights.
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Fork sensor for labels
Available size: 03 mm
Fork sensors for labels are widely used in packaging industry, above all for counting/detecting labels, recognizing breakage, and detecting signs on semi-transparent film. Special applications are the right positioning, the power control, the detection of damaged caps and double sheet.
Light-band fork sensors
Available sizes: 40, 80 mm
The series is characterized by a 8mm or 30mm wide light band of uniform intensity.
By using analog or digital amplifiers the system can offer:
- analog output 0-10V or 4-20mA for web edge control or profile measure
- on-off output for counting objects with complex shapes, where a single beam doesn’t guarantee the correct interception