SICK announced the launch of its Frame Light Grids (FLG) for detecting and counting parts as small as 4 mm in size.
With the sender and receiver installed in a single frame, the FLG reduces downtime due to its simple adjustment and alignment, the company says. Adjustable sensitivity, dynamic and static operating modes, and pulse lengthening features provide additional application flexibility. The FLG is enclosed in a rugged metal housing and includes an adjustable pushbutton lock that protects against unwanted parameter adjustments during operation.
The FLG features both closed- and open-side designs for applications that require counting small parts on conveyors, ensuring parts are ejected from stamping or presses, detecting feeder parts on machines, or pick-to-light part selection. The FLG can be used in consumer goods, food and beverage, machine building and automotive markets.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.