To optimize the serving of drinks at major events, the process is automated using an innovative drink filling machine. Sensors ensure that transparent plastic cups are properly detected and automatically initiate the filling process as soon as a cup is inserted into the machine.
A central element of modern intralogistics are automated high-bay warehouses. They enable fast storage and retrieval as well as optimal use of the storage space. Small parts and spare parts can be ideally stowed away in containers or boxes.Precise positioning and reliable control are crucial for the automatic compartment allocation of the shelves - otherwise collisions and thus major property damage can occur. An optical sensor should check the occupancy status of the shelf compartment: empty, single, or multiple occupancy
Thousands of parcels are transported on conveyor belts in logistics every day. They must be sorted, diverted, and dispatched. For a smooth process at loading and transfer points, the presence of the packages should be checked with an optical detection system. The front edge of the packages should be reliably detected.
Painting is an important step in automobile production, which not only fulfills aesthetic but also functional aspects. In this step, the body of the vehicle is coated with paint. An important part of the overall process is the position control of the various body parts after drying with the help of an optical sensor. To do this, all car body components such as the bonnet, trunk lid, and doors must be closed in order to move on to the next step, the assembly.
Driverless transport systems (AGV) or automated guided vehicles (AGV) enable flexible design of logistics processes. In order for the AGV to pick up the load carrier at the right place and then set it down, it must be provided with a trigger signal using an optical sensor. The sensor should detect the load carrier at a specific position in the flow rack.
During the assembly, packaging and production processes in different sectors, parts must be collected from trays for individual work steps.
In high-performance bottling plants, tens of thousands of bottles can be transported on conveyor belts every hour. With the help of robots, the PET bottles are automatically placed on the conveyor line. Depending on whether the belt is free or not, the robot should place additional PET bottles on the conveyor line. An optical detection system should monitor whether the conveyor line is free or occupied in a certain area (area monitoring) and provide the robot with a trigger signal.
When filling glass bottles or labelling bottles, it is essential to be sure that the bottle is present under the tool in the machine.