Northwest Motion carries thousands of sensors and vision systems by Sensopart. Our experienced engineers can help you determine which system is ideal for your application.
Northwest Motion supplies optical sensors for numerous automation applications. With precise background suppression, and a multitude of light transmitter options, we've got what you covered.
The VISOR® Code Reader from SensoPart easily reads bar codes of numerous types as well as printed and direct marked data matrix codes according to the ECC 200 standard, regardless of the carrier materials (metal, plastic, paper, glass). The sensor even easily deciphers skewed or distorted codes, or those attached to convex, reflective or transparent surfaces.
With our portfolio of vision solutions, we cover a wide spectrum of industrial image processing. A high-performance smart camera fitted in a compact and light-weight housing forms the heart of our VISOR® vision sensors. They feature innovative solutions, such as a target laser for simple mechanical alignment or motorized focus for automatic adjustment to your individual operating distance.
Due to their functional principle, inductive sensors are exclusively suitable for detecting metal objects. But they do this extremely reliably and are also very robust and resistant (e.g. regarding environmental factors such as high pressure or contamination), which makes them interesting for numerous industrial applications. They are mainly used wherever the detection of uniform movements is involved.
Laser Distance Sensors
The measurement principle of optical triangulation is suitable for the precise determination of distances at close range. with the help of special receiver optics and a position-sensitive detector (e.g. a photodiode line), the senor can determine the object distance regardless of its reflectivity. The color and surface properties (e.g. highly reflective) thus have practically no effect n measurement accuracy.
Ultrasonic sensors may be a useful alternative where optical sensors come up against their physical limits. This applies, for example, for objects with uneven surfaces or under difficult ambient conditions, or with highly transparent media as well as moving, highly reflective liquid surfaces.
The attachment of color marks that are then evaluated with a color or contrast sensor is a proven method for identifying objects in industrial production. Even objects with differing shapes and surface properties can be very reliably detected in this way.
Both machine tending and material handling heavily rely on accurate positioning, as well as part placement and supply. With our VISOR® Robotic and the Target Mark 3D technology, you will no longer need to worry about either of those. Positional variations are dynamically passed on and corrected inside the robot program, leading to both safe, swift and accurate handling processes.
The fork sensors of the FGL-IK and FGL-RK series detect parts from a diameter of 0.2 mm. They are used, for example, for small part detection on conveyor sections and chutes or for counting bulk goods on vibration conveyors. Rotational speed measurement is another typical application.
With their precise beam guidance optical windows are particularly suitable for small part detection. The sensors are also easy to mount because no time consuming adjustment is required.
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