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Sensors for Roller Conveyors are Amongst the Best Optical Technologies

wenglor’s smart sensors for roller conveyors have been distinguished with the “Best of” seal within the framework of this year’s industry prize awarded by Huber Verlag publishers. In keeping with the motto “Connecting Industry”, wenglor’s high-tech sensors were honored in particular for their outstanding usability. The ability to configure all parameters via an NFC interface using a special app even in the de-energized state is unique around the world and convinced the jurors of the industrial award.

The ability to enter settings easily using an app via an NFC interface was honored. “Distinguishment of our sensors for roller conveyors shows once again that we’re already decisively shaping the age of smart machines”, says wenglor company founder Dieter Baur. “As the inventor of this genus of sensors, it’s also a terrific confirmation for wenglor of the sustainable research and development work we’ve been conducting for many years.” As a smart product for logistics 4.0, the new sensor technology convinced the competition’s jurors by means of its numerous impressive features as well such as integrated accumulation logic functions, an eco mode, strong performance and quick installation.

weQube with C-Mount Lens: Farsighted Intelligence

Industrial production systems can now be designed with a significantly smaller footprint and thus more efficiently than in the past. This is made possible by the availability of very small, high-performance components which are capable of conducting quality control from outside of the system, for example the weQube Smart Camera with C mount threaded connection. weQube unites the camera and the analysis module into a single compact housing and, with the help of commercially available lenses, is capable of implementing applications at distances of up to several meters.

Numerous machinery manufacturers rely upon this capability, for example in the case of fully automated production in the automotive industry. Whereas complex, expensive image processing systems were required for this task in the past, the intelligent C mount variant of the Smart Camera offers an efficient and inexpensive alternative. Equipped with an external ring illuminator and a high-performance lens, quality inspection is transformed into a routine operation which can be repeated millions of times. “Space is frequently at an absolute minimum in production systems of this sort, so that objects can usually only be measured from considerable distances. Our customers hold these capabilities of our weQube with C mount in high esteem, and are pleased at the same time with its low cost and outstanding performance”, explains wenglor pre-sales engineer Tobias Braun. “In combination with an Ethernet, PROFINET, or EtherNet/IP™ interface, weQube is the best possible vision sensor for intelligent image processing solutions of this type.”

Contactless Temperature Monitoring Ensures Manufacturing Quality

Where the production of components with very high load capacities for the automotive industry is concerned, many machinery manufacturers count on the high levels of accuracy and reliability offered by wenglor sensors, and are thus able to ensure maximized process reliability. Thanks to wenglor’s TIF352U0089 temperature sensor for contactless measurement, important components such as crankshaft dampers, for example, can be hardened in a controlled fashion in high-temperature furnaces despite tremendous heat of up to 350° C.

The surface temperature of the crankshaft dampers is checked extremely accurately to this end at both the inlet and the outlet of the furnace, so that all of the components are subjected to identical conditions – with a resolutions of 0.1° C. In particular the principle of contactless temperature measurement combined with extraordinary spectral sensitivity within a range of 8 to 14 µm makes this complex measurement possible, and is thus highly convincing for manufacturers of production systems. “As opposed to many other comparable products, our TIF352U0089 is connected directly to the furnace and doesn’t have to be mounted behind a glass disk. Considerable inaccuracies would otherwise result”, explains wenglor project manager Jens Bußhart. “This assures constant high levels of manufacturing quality despite adverse temperature conditions.”

wenglor Sensors make autonomous driving become reality

The spanish expert for intralogistics ASTI Sistemas revolutionizes autonomous driving of forklift trucks in logistics centres worldwide with the application of WinTec Transit Time Sensors P1KY001 - and therewith shapes the future of logistics decisively.

In order to direct the Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) without colliding and to safely load and unload pallet materials, the compact photoelectronic wenglor sensors were integrated into the narrow fork cone ends as well as the metal chassis.

The wenglor High-Performance Distance Sensor P1KY001 offers crucial advantages, which totally convinced the customer: On the one hand, the housing format of only 22 x 32 x 12 mm has the perfect size for the integration in the fork cone ends. On the other hand it provides a market-wide unique switching distance from 0 to 1.000 mm in combination with a breathtaking performance on black or glossy plastic surfaces. "Thanks to the world’s smallest transit time sensor from wenglor, automated guided vehicles already became reality. They increase efficiency and safety in huge logistics centres and similarly reduce labor costs", explains the General Manager of wenglor Spain, Xavier Roig. "We’re very proud to be part of this innovation and to once more being able to appear as a pioneer for a whole industry."


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