Centering Sensors are used to detect center position of web materials. The role of sensors for control applications is getting more important since the degree of industrial automation is increasing continuously. Innovation of sensors has led to a decrease in power consumption and a miniaturisation through the use of highly integrated microelectronics and microsystems technologies. Robust measurement methods and less installation and wiring costs has impressively improved its Intelligence and performance. A sensor is a device that receives and responds to a signal. In order to be detected, the signal must be a source of heat, light, motion, or chemical. It then converts the signal into analog or a digital representation of the input signal. Sensors are used in all aspect of life to detect and or measure many different conditions.
Kaizen Automation offers the sensor head PCDD-S50 and PCDD-65, as well as the sensor controller PCDA-80 (MF). The Photoelectric transmission sensors use IR-LEDs as light sources and photodiodes as light receiver ensuring stable detection and long life. Sensor heads are available in either split or compact type, and the size of the compact type can be selected according to the actual range of the web width. The Sensor controller computes deviation from the target centerline according to the signals from the sensor heads, and supplies control outputs ranging 0 to ±10V in proportion to the deviation. To view our inventory, click here.
- Both right and left sides are integrated in one complete housing which makes installation and adjustment easy.
- A variety of detection ranges are available to meet actual ranges of web width.
- A left and right sensor head allows it to be applied to any web width.
- Each head has a wide detection range, 464 mm in a dense body.
- Has functions to switch CPC (center position control) to EPC (edge position control), and to supply alarm outputs in case of rollout.
- Has additional functions of traversing and feedback control of actuator position.
- Useful for offloading the control of speed and direction of main logic controller.
- Connected to a power source such as a battery pack or power supply, and control circuitry in the form of analog or digital input signals.