Frame light grids detect and count parts as small as 4 mm
The Frame Light Grids (FLG) by Sick detect and count parts as small as 4 mm and feature closed- and open-side designs on applications that require counting parts on conveyors and machines.
Sick Frame Light Grids (FLG) are designed to detect and count parts as small as 4 mm in size. With the sender and receiver installed in one frame, the FLG reduces downtime due to its simple adjustment and alignment. Adjustable sensitivity, dynamic and static operating modes, and pulse lengthening features provide additional application flexibility. The FLG is enclosed in a rugged metal housing and includes an adjustable pushbutton lock that protects against unwanted parameter adjustments during operation.
The FLG features both closed- and open-side designs for applications that require counting small parts on conveyors, ensuring parts are ejected from stamping or presses, detecting feeder parts on machines, or pick-to-light part selection. The FLG can be used in consumer goods, food and beverage, machine building and automotive markets.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey