Balluff Light Array with IO-Link Identifies Size and Position with Precision

September 27, 2019

Balluff’s newest laser light array provides a compact solution for precisely identifying the size and location of objects.  The BLA0007 can measure the size of up to six objects in its 16 mm light field, enabling them to operate several work modes at once, including the following:

  • Object diameter
  • Object position
  • Gap width
  • Gap position
  • Edge position

Also, they offer additional modes such as counting and nominal/actual comparisons, which users can use simultaneously. If needed, it can be programmed to blank an area, so objects in that part of the array don’t trigger the sensor. Additionally, they can measure object height or gap dimensions, monitor hole placement or size, and detect the web edge of material like paper or cloth, including many transparent materials that are optically demanding. They can detect cable, wire, or threads as small as 0.3 mm.

Key features include:

  • Exact position detection
  • Simple size differentiation of diameters
  • Quality inspection gap dimensions
  • Precise edge detection

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