Customer efficiency in intralogistics taken one step further:

Pre-mounted and ready-to-use sensor systems on the conveyor system


With the new special mounting brackets for the 25C sensor series for pallet detection. 


Leuze revolutionizes sensor mounting on conveyor lines: For the detection of pallets, retro-reflective photoelectric sensors that are mounted on-site directly on the conveyor line are typically used. For the user, this means that he must perform the mounting and fine adjustment of the sensor himself and must allow for a certain amount of time for this work. 

With their innovative mounting brackets for the 25C sensor series, Leuze now offers the possibility to have the sensors for pallet detection installed by the manufacturer of the conveyor system already in the factory. The fine adjustment and initial commissioning of the sensor system and conveyor system can also be performed directly at the manufacturer.

 

 

Classic application solution for pallet detection with retro-reflective photoelectric sensor
 

Mounting, alignment and commissioning
of the sensor system takes place on-site 
 

  • Retro-reflective photoelectric sensor with mounting device, rod extension arm and mounting bracket on the conveyor (front in figure)
  • Reflector with mounting device, rod extension arm and mounting bracket on the conveyor (rear in figure)

Requirement:
Various pallet types with different dimensions run on the conveyor. All are to be reliably detected.

Solution: 
The retro-reflective photoelectric sensor of the 46C series with broad, powerful light-band for the detection of objects with variable shape and openings reliably detects all pallet types.

Innovation

Pre-mounting of the sensor system at the factory of the conveyor system manufacturer


with the new special mounting brackets
for the 25C sensor series

  • Sensor system pre‑mounted at the factory of the conveyor system manufacturer in the inner area of the conveyor by means of special brackets
     
  • Fine adjustment and initial commissioning of the conveyor system at the factory
     
  • No interfering contours caused by mechanical mounting systems

 

Application

Pallet detection on conveyor systems with pre-installed sensor system

Requirement:

The efficiency of a new conveyor line is to be maximized during commissioning. The employees should be able to begin immediately with operation after setting up on the conveyor line without needing to perform mounting and alignment work for the sensor system. Various pallet types are to run over the conveyor system, all of which need to be reliably detected. The high-frequency hall lighting should not affect the sensor. The sensors should repel dirt particles and the system must be low‑maintenance.

Solution:

The sensor system is mounted already at the manufacturer of the conveyor system in the inner area of the conveyor by means of a special holder equipped with an integrated front screen for deflecting dirt particles.
Different pallet types can be reliably detected in transverse and lengthwise transport.
The sensor features ambient light sensitivity even with high-frequency LED hall lighting.

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Digression

Sensor mounting in the inner area of the conveyor and pallet detection from below

Advantage: Conveyors can be stacked

By mounting the sensors in the inner area of the conveyor, it can be stacked even with pre-mounted sensor and can be loaded and transported to the end customer problem-free.

Challenge: Suppressing ambient light

Special ambient light configuration very efficiently suppresses ambient light sources (especially high-frequency LED lighting).

Clean solution: No soiling of the sensor

A 45° front screen in front of the sensor optics deflects dirt. The vibrations of the conveyor system cause particles to fall off automatically. Even larger dirt particles fall through the mounting bracket.