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Distance measurement

Simple solutions for diverse measuring tasks

Many processes involve the measurement of analog values, such as the distance or thickness of an object.  SensoPart distance sensors using triangulation or time-of-flight technology are ideally suited for such applications. If it is necessary to check specific geometrical characteristics of components, our vision sensors offer simple options for detecting the value in question, and thanks to simple calibration the result can be output in the required metric unit.

Typical applications

The distance sensor FT 25-RLA measures distances independently of the surface
Distance sensor for every situation

Designed with a small, accurate light spot, a high level of repeatability and very fast response times, the FT 25-RLA in miniature format is ideal for measuring applications on any type of surface, for example thickness measurement of O-rings or double layer detection on parts.

Limited installation space is no obstacle for the distance sensor.
Specialist for precision measurement tasks in confined spaces

The FT 10-RLA demonstrates outstanding ability even in extremely cramped installation conditions. As the smallest optical distance sensor in the world, it is ideally suited to challenging measurement tasks, for example, during the assembly of semi-conductor devices or in robotics applications.

Reliable measurement of distances - regardless of the surface
Multi-skilled allrounder

Able to reliably detect any type of surface, from deep black to high gloss, at ranges extending from 600 mm to 1 m, the FT 55-RLAM is a top class distance sensor. Thanks to its versatile connectivity (analogue output, two switching outputs, IO-Link and optional RS485 interface), the sensor can be used for extremely diverse applications.

Determining distances and geometries with the vision sensor for object detection.
Precise measurement from every angle

In addition to reliable object detection, VISOR® Object is also suited to measurement tasks. Thanks to the use of a simple calibration plate, image errors and distortions can be easily corrected and measured values are conveniently converted and output in metric values. Distances or geometries, for example circle radii or areas, can be easily determined through functions, such as the calliper and area-based detectors.

Collision-free transport of car body parts on electric monorail systems with our sensor
Safe travel for electric monorail systems

In automotive manufacturing, optical collision prevention sensors are used for distance control and collision avoidance in electric monorail systems. With its large operating range of up to 6 meters and its large detection range, the FR 85 Rail Pilot is particularly suitable for this purpose. The sensor guarantees collision-free transport of the car body parts as well as optimized suspension density in the congested area.

Application examples

The following application examples show you the possible uses of our products in practice.

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Determining the stacking height of housing parts

For further processing, stacked housing parts must be removed from a material container and placed in the correct position. This requires determining the current stack height in order to use it to align the robot gripper, including the cameras mounted on it, at the correct working distance for determining the position.

Automotive industry
Filling quantity monitoring of the screw supply

A large number of screws are processed during the assembly of a battery pack. Bunker feed systems are used to stock these screws. In order to avoid an interruption in production, it is important to be informed in good time that screws need to be replenished.

Assembly & Handling
Automotive industry
Measuring a gap between two metal sheets

During assembly, it is frequently necessary to align two metal sheets as close as possible in the joining process in order to guarantee a good weld seam. The aim of the application is to determine the gap between two metal sheets and to transfer the measured value to the control system. 

Assembly & Handling
Automotive industry
Visualisation of entire process with SensoWeb

Throughout the production process, a large quantity of data is generated that has to be monitored and checked. The operator must be able to consult, manage and evaluate this data easily in order to identify and implement any necessary modifications to the process.

Assembly & Handling
Automotive industry
Food & Beverages
Lab automation
Packaging technology
Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics
Plastics technology
Solar industry