Fork sensors and optical windows
Thanks to their precise beam guidance, fork sensors and optical windows are particularly suitable for small part detection and counting tasks.
Typical Fork sensors and optical windows
Fork sensors and optical windows display characteristic properties as a result of their special housing design: thanks to their precise beam guidance they are particularly suitable for small part detection. The sensors are also easy to mount because no timeconsuming adjustment is required.
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.
The optical windows of the FG series are employed, for example, for detecting thread breaks in the textile industry, for part detection in transparent tubes in pneumatic conveyors, or for ejection detection.
Fork sensors and optical windows are frequently the first choice for use in plants subject to strong vibrations, in particular, thanks to their robust housings and the design-related fixed light beam.
Precise detection and user-friendly details: plastic fork sensors
Fork sensors with plastic housings (FGL-RK and –IK series) are, in all respects, perfectly thought-through products. On the one hand, they are particularly shatterproof thanks to the elastic housing material, on the other hand, their numerous user-friendly detail solutions are highly impressive. Thus, in addition to the usual mounting holes, threaded sleeves and dovetail designs are also integrated.
In combination with the MBD-S94; bracket, the latter permits flexible mounting in almost any desired position in the process. Operation by means of dynamic teach-in also very easy:
the measurement sensitivity can be directly adjusted on moving objects. In addition, the switching distance can be checked anytime thanks to the all-round visibility of the Indicator LEDs. Even a product that, at first glance, appears simple can be quite refined!