Sensors & Transducers

All-in-one sensor allows quick deployment

September 2021 Sensors & Transducers

Turck Banner’s photoelectric Q45 family combines sensor, wireless node and battery in a single, compact unit, which makes it easy and less expensive to install and maintain. And because sensors are so easy to move, the network can be quickly reconfigured, if desired.

Provides metrics to allow informed decisions

Sensors in the Q45 family pair with a DXM wireless controller and Turck Banner Cloud Data Services (CDS) software to create an end-to-end IIoT system. For each production line, the solution can track metrics, such as line speeds, machine status, performance, part counts per minute and part counts per day. The controller then sends this data to the CDS platform, which provides facility managers with tools to analyse and visualise sensor data collected over time and make informed decisions about operations, equipment and assets.

Two modes for versatility

To handle a variety of part-counting and OEE applications, D-cell Q45 Photoelectric Sensors are offered in retroreflective- and diffuse-sensing modes. Retroreflective sensors are available with a polarised reflector, which ensures precise performance even when shiny objects are present. These sensors are advantageous when electrical connections or mounting locations are available on only one side and they also offer relatively long sensing ranges. Sensors using the diffuse mode do not require a reflector, making them convenient and effective when retroreflective-mode sensors are not practical. They also require fewer installation and maintenance steps, which reduces costs.

Applications are found in part counting, OEE, machine state monitoring, process/equipment troubleshooting and presence/object detection.


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Vision sensors from ifm automate production at Opel welding station
September 2021, ifm - South Africa , Sensors & Transducers
The O3D302 vision sensor from ifm electronic is a 3D camera with integrated image evaluation.

Tag-specific requirements in RFID systems for track and trace
September 2021, Turck Banner , Editor's Choice, Industrial Wireless
The BL ident complete RFID system from Turck Banner offers solutions in the HF or UHF range with interfaces for use in a plant or switch cabinet.

Digitalisation in oil and gas applications
September 2021, SECO Process Instrumentation , Sensors & Transducers
In the future, digitalisation will offer great new possibilities to process automation in the oil and gas industry.

E-stops with protective shrouds
September 2021, Turck Banner , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Turck Banner now offers variations of its popular emergency stop controls with a durable protective shroud. The shroud has a sturdy one-piece design that ensures safe and consistent operation for the ...

RS adds IIoT-enabled sensors
September 2021, RS Components SA , Sensors & Transducers
Over 2000 added items include the latest IIoT sensors and machine safety systems for smart manufacturing developments.

High output LED strip light
August 2021, Turck Banner , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Increase worker productivity and ergonomics with bright, high-quality, uniform light.

DXM series wireless controllers
August 2021, Turck Banner , Industrial Wireless
The robust, IP67-rated housing of Turck Banner’s DXM1200E easily installs in most environments without the need for an additional enclosure.

Wireless kit for remote monitoring
August 2021, Turck Banner , Industrial Wireless
Since Turck Banners standalone DEK wireless kit includes everything needed for a remote preventive maintenance monitoring solution, complexity is removed, and installation is quick and easy.

Wireless IIoT sensors optimise new areas for smart applications
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021, Pepperl+Fuchs , Sensors & Transducers
Pepperl+Fuchs’ WILSEN.sonic.level battery-operated wireless level sensor has been developed to record the fill level and geoposition of containers and transmit this data securely to the Internet.

3D environment monitoring sensors
July 2021, SICK Automation Southern Africa , Sensors & Transducers
SICK Automation is leading the agricultural digitisation era (Farming 4.0), with its visual perception solutions for mobile agricultural machines and harvesting robots.