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Sensor guys I need your help

Sensor guys I need your help

Sensor guys I need your help

I'm trying to find a cheap laser line scanner or figure out another way to accomplish my objective.  In short I need a device that will sense where in a X-Y grid a piece of particulate ranging in size of 1/16" to 1/4" passes through.  The area that needs to be scanned is about 16"X16".  We are going to use this system in a process to see how certain ducts become jammed.  I know there are other was but my boss seems to really want to do this.


RE: Sensor guys I need your help

try bannerengineering.com, sick.com, maybe pepperlfuchs.com, keyence.com

but none of this stuff is "cheap"

Blue Technik LLC
Advanced Robotics & Automation Engineering

RE: Sensor guys I need your help

Take a look at Cognex Vision Systems especially the Checker Series.


Amazing performance, easy to use and set up and not terribly expensive.  Call Cognex and get a demo, it is likely to have no problem giving a "Hit" every time there is a white spec on a black background.

RE: Sensor guys I need your help

The device you require is called a 'Light Curtain'.
Several manufacturers have them. I have used keyence, but the ones I've seen are all simply presence detectors.
Banner's A-GAGE will suit your application, but you'll need two at right angles to do the cartesian plane function.

Mike O

RE: Sensor guys I need your help

If you really want a light courtain very very cheap you can try with www.infrainternational.com

those guys have light courtains with no security approval.

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