New light measuring grid could mean the end of single-beam evaluations

The days of complex single-beam evaluations for standard tasks and cumbersome configuration are over.

The new LGM Series measuring light grid is the latest member in the Pepperl+Fuchs family of automation light grids. “Users can select the optimum mode for their application from the evaluation methods and receive direct measured values in millimeters, such as the object height, lowest or highest object position, sum, average, etc.” says Carsten Roth, product manager. There are 16 predefined measuring options integrated into the unit.

The values are digitally transmitted at extremely fast cycle times, even with beam crossover activated, using IO-Link, which enables commissioning and maintenance from the control level. Parameterization and configuration are completed via a PC with no external programmer and no additional software.

The LGM light grids have an ultra-low profile to fit into tight spaces. Tool-free mounting accessories make installation, alignment, and replacement fast and easy. The IP67 aluminum housing withstands harsh environmental conditions even at cold-storage temperatures.

The LGM is available with various resolutions and field heights up to 3200 mm, permitting large measuring ranges. “Unlike complex products with single-beam output that evaluate each beam,” says Roth, “these measuring light grids provide measured values in millimeters without time-consuming calculations and set new standards with their compact design, functionality, and unique price and performance ratio.”

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