Dimetix long range lasers distributed by Laser-View Technologies are the sensor of choice for automated plating lines. The image shows a basket handling system over an automatic E-coat production line for automotive components. The basket handling trolley position is determined using a Dimetix laser distance sensor.
This project required sensors that were fast, accurate, and stable – over approximately a 50-100 ft range.
Dimetix lasers are chosen for projects like this based on the following characteristics:
- Long range with up to 100m WITHOUT a special reflector!
- Small spot size
- Simple to integrate Industrial Ethernet interface
- High speed
- Stable output
- USA-based technical support that is readily available
- Stock availability in USA
Dimetix laser sensors in general have the capability of measuring to 500m with up to 1mm accuracy. With Ethernet IP, Profinet, and EtherCat interfaces, these laser sensors are ideal for material handling projects.