Details concerning functionality and application
Sensor models available
The Pick-to-Light sensor variants available are two models differing regarding their controls (digital and CAN bus) and two models differing in casing (standard and ESD).
|Standard||P2L D002||P2L C002|
|ESD||P2L D002 ESD||P2L C002 ESD|
The device is equipped with an implemented sensor which detects whether a worker has reached into the right materials container or not. Green LED light serves as a signal to show workers which container has to be reached into next, red light calls for attention when a wrong step has been taken. Extra error clearing steps are not necessary.
Technical data table
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Montage, positioning and coverage
P2L sensor is easy to install and can be quickly integrated in existing assembly workplaces.
Customer tailored integration are available on request. Assembly is done by screwing two screws or brackets on a fitting retaining plate (not included in scope of delivery). The gripping range must be within the maximum range of 150 mm, optimally at 100 mm. For better integration of P2L-sensors in your deployment architecture, CAD data with measurements are available on our download page, in order for you to find their optimal position.
Control – PLC and signal processing
The P2L sensors are controlled via PLC I/Os or CAN bus, depending on their model. Processes (such as picking order and consequences to wrong steps) are dictated by the PLC’s programming.
Additional PC-software (flow of materials processor) can allow further access to the management of materials and assembly recipes, visualisation of assembly steps and saving of process parameters. The flow of materials computer and a respective interface can also allow for the option to take on orders directly from a customer’s ERP/production system.
Teaching – container geometry and filling level
The P2L sensor automatically teaches itself, thus adapting to container geometry and filling levels. If new material is filled into the container, the sensor is able recognise this and differentiate between a hand reaching in and the material added.